Salvatorie Ferragamo was an Italian shoe designer who designed footwear for Hollywood stars. He set up his company of the same name, which was founded in 1928, celebrating its eightieth anniversary in 2008.
The company today has its headquarters in Florence with over 550 purpose owned Salvatore Ferragamo boutiques across the world. It is still family owned.
Salvatore Ferragamo has worked over the years with Audrey Hepburn, Greta Garbo, Sophia Loren and The Princess of Wales; the company also made Margaret Thatcher's handbags. More recently, the company created Nicole Kidman's shoe wardrobed for the film "Australia".
The current Salvatore Ferragamo collection is home to flats in suede and patent, leather and suede loafers, leather and patent pumps, patent courts, patent wedges and bow embellished flats.
Highlights include the Salvatore Ferragamo Audrey Leopard Print Flat, pictured left, a sumptuous pony skin ballet pump which has buckle strap detail at the front.
Also check out the Salvatore Ferragamo Carla Patent Leather Court Shoes, pictured top right, which are is an absolutely charming black patent pair of court shoes with a slim mid height heel, a bow to the front and a signature name plate.
Anopther favourite of mine is the Salvatore Ferragamo Flo Patent Wedge. Wedges are big news this season and this pair by Salvatore Ferragamo are sleek and sophisticated. They have a front bow and the silver tone signature plaque; in addition, the thing about wedge shoes is that they are completely wearable, making them perfect for both on duty and off duty occasions, easily making the transition from business meeting to bar.
Celebrity fans of Salvatore Ferragamo include Kim Kardashian, Diane Kruger, Sarah Jessica Parker, Ashley Greene, Jennifer Aniston, Angelina Jolie, Freida Pinto, Emma Watson, Claudia Schiffer, Jennifer Lopez, Laura Linney, Eva Longoria and Jessica Alba.