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Salvatore Ferragamo

Ferragamo is an Italian fashion house that is most known for their leather goods, such as shoes, briefcases and wallets. To read more about this designer please click this link.

Salvatore Ferragamo was a famous Italian shoemaker that gained wide notoriety for his work with the Hollywood elite in the 1920s. In addition for being known for handcrafted shoes Salvador is perhaps most well known for inventing the cage heel and the wedge heel.

Salvatore Ferragamo was born in Bonito Italy in June 1898. From a young age Salvador showed promise as a shoemaker. His first experiences came from designing shoes for his sisters. With this nascent experience under his belt he studied shoe making for a year in Naples before opening a small shop out of his parent's home. This entrepreneurial stint was short-lived as in 1914 he immigrated to Boston Massachusetts in order to join his brother who worked in a cowboy boot manufacturing facility.

Shortly after arriving in Boston Salvatore again moved; this time to Hollywood California where he opened up a custom-made shoe store that became popular among Hollywood celebrities. With his notoriety on the rise, Salvatore moved back to Italy in 1927 and opened a luxury shoe store that once again sold and manufactured shoes.

Today the company Salvador founded is known not only for shoes, but also ready-to-wear clothing, silk accessories and other luxury goods. As far as neckwear is concerned, Ferragamo is most known for making neckties with fine screen-printed patterns in soft colorm shades.