. A New Museum Exhibit in Florence Celebrates Wanda Ferragamo « JO LEE MAGAZINE

Harper’s Bazaar – Salvatore Ferragamo’s unlikely path from village cobbler in the Campania region of southern Italy to celebrity footwear designer to the likes of Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, and Judy Garland was first explored in his 1957 autobiography Shoemaker of Dreams. More than six decades later, director Luca Guadagnino adapted the book into a documentary of the same name. But what hasn’t been widely talked about until now is that after Salvatore Ferragamo’s untimely death in 1960, it was his wife, Wanda Ferragamo, who over nearly six decades as president and later honorary chairman of the company that bears her husband’s name, helped build the Florence workshop he founded into the global luxury brand we know today…

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