Salvatore Ferragamo

Fashion designer

1898 – 1960

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Who was Salvatore Ferragamo?

Salvatore Ferragamo was an Italian shoe designer. He worked with many Hollywood stars in the 1920s, before returning to Italy to found the eponymous company making unique handmade footwear. His scientific and creative approach to shoes spawned many innovations such as the wedge heel and cage heel. Film stars and celebrities continue to patronize his company, which has evolved into a luxury goods empire spanning the world.

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Born
Jun 5, 1898
Bonito, Campania
Also known as
  • סלבטורה פראגאמו
  • Salvatore Ferragamo
  • 薩瓦托·菲拉格慕
  • Феррагамо, Сальваторе
Nationality
  • Italy
Profession
Education
  • University of Southern California
Died
Aug 7, 1960
Florence

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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