Luca Guadagnino surveys the life and work of luxe Italian footwear designer Salvatore Ferragamo in “Salvatore: Shoemaker of Dreams,” which opens at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center Dec. 2. “Salvatore: Shoemaker of Dreams” tells the story of Salvatore Ferragamo who grew up poor in Bonito, Italy, and began his c...

“My father was the genius, but my mother was the one that kept the dream alive.” That is what I recall Salvatore Ferragamo — yes, of those Ferragamos — mentioning to me at a thing he was hosting in Toronto, many years ago now, at the now-shuttered Grano, a one-time Yonge & Eglinton bolt-hole of Italian culture and food. A grandson of the storied sh...

Through several beautifully costumed movies—including A Bigger Splash and I Am Love—Luca Guadagnino has always been a filmmaker of lusciously chic images. So it was about time that he signed his name under an expressly fashion-focused film. With his documentary Salvatore: Shoemaker Of Dreams, the Italian director does exactly that, delivering an op...

The story of Salvatore Ferragamo dates back to Bonito, Italy, where he was the eleventh child in a family of fourteen siblings. While many people are unsure about their career paths, Ferragamo knew he wanted to become a shoemaker when he was a child. Despite his father's reluctance, the young boy would visit the local craftsman daily to understand...

Salvatore: Shoemaker of Dreams tells the story of Salvatore Ferragamo’s beginnings, starring Luca Guadagnino. Unveiling how the modest Italian shoemaker rose to fame in Hollywood as a master of comfort and design, a new teaser for the documentary teases us with The picture, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival in 2020, is anticipated to debu...

Ferragamo has partnered with Shxpir for its first-ever NFT collaboration, developing a custom sneaker hologram program that features a limited-edition capsule that will be housed in Ferragamo’s new concept store in the heart of Soho. The beloved Italian fashion brand opened its doors earlier this summer to invite visitors to immerse themselves into...

When I began working, there weren’t many women running companies in Italy. Things are different now and I am glad, although I am aware what this entails. All women work, the only difference is that some do their work outside the home. In any case, homemakers need to keep the books like an accountant, decorate like an interior designer, cook like a...

When Judy Garland sang “Over The Rainbow” in 1939 film The Wizard of Oz, she could have been referring to a pair of custom-made Salvatore Ferragamo wedges. Ferragamo – then known as the “shoemaker to the stars” – crafted the 8.5cm rainbow-coloured platforms for Garland in 1938, in what would become one of the defining designs of his career. Though...

The Hamptons is about to get even more stylish! Italian fashion powerhouse Salvatore Ferragamo has launched a first-of-its-kind shopping experience in the Hamptons as part of an exclusive partnership with Pantheon Media Group, the U.S. publisher of the Italian fashion and cultural authority Grazia from the Mondadori Group. The highly-anticipated Fe...

Sometimes, the most rewarding surprises are found in a city’s ‘minor’ sights. Florence has plenty of world-famous sights everybody flocks to, and we understand why, but we also like to make the case for the lesser-known spots, which often reveal a lot about a place in original ways. That’s the case for these five little-known or little-visited muse...