Scorcese, Valentino, Garland: Director Luca Guadagnino steps up the glamour for legendary cobbler Salvatore Ferragamo

Nov 18, 2022 603

BY: Shinan Govani

“My father was the genius, but my mother was the one that kept the dream alive.” That is what I recall Salvatore Ferragamo — yes, of those Ferragamos — mentioning to me at a thing he was hosting in Toronto, many years ago now, at the now-shuttered Grano, a one-time Yonge & Eglinton bolt-hole of Italian culture and food.

A grandson of the storied shoemaker, he had arrived bearing a perfectly calibrated smile and an easy sincerity — as if he had just floated out of a Henry James novel or was just back from a glamorous jewelry heist. His brogues: not so bad either, of course. Bearing wine, too. Lots of it. 

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