Museo Salvatore Ferragamo
Piazza di Santa Trinita, 5r, 50123 Firenze FI, Italia
The Salvatore Ferragamo Museum is a company museum housed in the medieval Palazzo Spini Ferroni, the historical headquarters of Ferragamo, in the heart of Florence. Founded in 1995, the museum aims to spread the history of the brand and its influence on the world of fashion, as well celebrate its shoes, considered by many to be true works of art.
Inside there are over 14,000 models of shoes, created by the shoemaker and stylist Salvatore Ferragamo between the 1920s and the 1960s, shown on rotation, as each new display is built around a different theme.
Next to the famous "zeppa di sughero" (cork wedge heel), patented in 1936, are the shoes made to measure for the Hollywood stars: Marilyn Monroe's stiletto heels, Greta Garbo's demi-pointes and Audrey Hepburn's faultlessly elegant ballerinas.
The gallery puts on exhibitions of past collections, involving contemporary artists, but also organises and promotes other artistic and cultural events and displays.
Alongside the permanent collection, temporary exhibitions dedicated to art, design, entertainment and fashion are regularly set up.
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