Friday, March 28, 2008

Salvatore Ferragamo Evolving Legend 1928-2008

Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and Lady Di all wore Ferragamos’ shoes as have Greta Garbo, Nicole Kidman , Chinese actress, Zhang Ziyi and actor Tony Leung; and even, Andy Warhol. To celebrate the 80th anniversary of Italian shoe crafter, Ferragamo, the company will display more than 500 pieces of their "iconic collection," in the "Salvatore Ferragamo Evolving Legend 1928-2008" exhibition which is currently showing at the Museum of Contemporary Art , Shanghai in People's Park. The travelling exhibition is hosted by the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum in Florence. On display in Shanghai will be a broad collection of original shoes, bags, clothing, scarves and jewellery, as well as materials, skins and the brand's well-known wooden casts of celebrities' feet. The show includes contemporary shoes made of various types of luxurious skins, as well as old ones from the 1920s to 1960s. Also on display are vintage videos of how Ferragamo came to design and create a shoe with a perfect fit.

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