The Salvatore Ferragamo Museum was inaugurated in Florence in 1995 at the initiative of the Ferragamo family in the historic Palazzo Spini Feroni in Via Tornabuoni, formerly the headquarters of the Ferragamo company since 1938. The goal was to make the world wide public aware of the art of Salvatore Ferragamo and its influence not only in the world...

In the last 25 years some of the biggest names in Italian fashion, including Armani, Bulgari, Versace, Fendi and Ferragamo, have extended their reach into the luxury hotel business. Development has largely followed economic cycles, occasionally defying the odds, but the fit between Italian fashion and hospitality has proved to be as resilient and e...

When Wanda Ferragamo brought two of her sons, Massimo and Leonardo, to the United States for the first time in 1970, she wanted to make sure it was a trip to remember. She set out with them from Italy on a boat, the same way her late husband — the legendary Salvatore Ferragamo — traveled when he emigrated to America in 1914. “She wanted us to exper...

The deaths of Wanda Ferragamo and Gilberto Benetton this month highlighted a challenge for some of Italy’s most well-known family businesses: With the post-war entrepreneurs who built the companies leaving the stage, they need to ensure that members of the next generation, or trusted outsiders, are ready to step up to fill the void. Some families,...

Salvatore Ferragamo is the Italian luxury brand that has always dealt with the creation of made in Italy shoes and accessories, and more recently it has opened up to the world of men and women’s clothing. Ferragamo is one of the most famous Italian footwear companies in the world and is characterized by the high quality of its products but above al...

Tuscan American Association has visited the "noble floors" of Palazzo Spini Feroni and the Ferragamo Museum. It was an opportunity to pay tribute to Mrs. Wanda Ferragamo, sadly missing on October 19, 2018 and who had been rewarded in 2003 by TAA for having contributed as an entrepreneur with her commitment to strengthening relations between Tuscany...

Wanda Ferragamo, who turned her husband’s Italian shoe company into a luxury-goods empire and fulfilled his dream of dressing the customer from head to toe after taking over the business more than 50 years ago, has died. She was 96. She died Friday, according to a person close to Salvatore Ferragamo SpA. The widow of Salvatore Ferragamo, who produc...

The story of Salvatore Ferragamo and the eponymous fashion empire this son of Italy’s south built in the first decades of the 20th century shows you where sheer will can take you. In Salvatore’s case, and that of the close-knit clan that has since followed in his footsteps, talent and vision, energy and hard work, and a relentless drive for excelle...

L’Italia a Hollywood è il titolo della mostra al Museo Ferragamo, aperta dal 24 maggio 2018 al 10 marzo 2019. L’Italia a Hollywood esplora il periodo che va dal 1915 al 1927, cioè gli anni che Salvatore Ferragamo trascorse in America prima di fare ritorno in Italia. E si tratta di anni che furono cruciali, perché videro il passaggio del testimone c...

Apre i battenti oggi 24 maggio “L’Italia a Hollywood”, la mostra al museo Ferragamo che sonda il rapporto dello shoe designer con i divi del cinema, intercorso negli anni dal 1915 al 1927 (e non solo). Ecco perché, se vi trovate a Firenze, vale una visita. 1 |“L’Italia a Hollywood”, ospitata fino al 10 marzo 2019 al museo Ferragamo all’interno di P...