Salvatore Ferragamo Sunglasses
Salvatore Ferragamo sunglasses give you classic glamour with character. Classic styles such as the oversize and aviator have the edge and elegance associated with this legendary fashion designer. Worn by the likes of Angelina Jolie, Madonna, Eva Mendes and Elizabeth Hurley they are receiving as much attention as the brand’s famous shoes and clothing. You too will be proud to wear the Ferragamo signature that decorates the temples of these frames.
Inventor and visionary, Salvatore Ferragamo was in the limelight right from the start. Salvatore Ferragamo shoes were worn by Lillian Gish in the first silent movies, then on Marilyn Monroe on screen in the Seven Year Itch and off. Greta Garbo famously bought seventy pairs in one visit to the boutique. Perhaps the most famous shoe was truly magical; Dorothy’s ruby red slippers in the Wizard of Oz were a Ferragamo creation. The Stiletto was invented by the designer whom in 1952 made his heels more durable with steel. And it wasn’t just the red carpet, Ferragamo provided key pieces to the Iron Lady herself. Margaret Thatcher's trademark handbag and shoes were nearly always Ferragamo.
As well as the classic he always had his eye on the progressive. And by the thirties aside from leather, materials such as lace, hemp, cellophane, raffia, fishskin at one point and cork were worked into his coveted designs. The wedge and the cage heel were more famous steps for the designer.
Born in 1898 in Bonito, Italy Salvatore Ferragamo would make his first pair of shoes at nine years of age. Ferragamo studied shoemaking in Naples and then set up shop in his parent's home. Still not satisfied with his results he went further and studied anatomy seeking a better fit. 1941 saw a move to Boston, USA. But Hollywood was where his distinct handmade shoes would become indispensable to the icons of the golden age. In 1927 he came back to Italy and in Florence he continued to revolutionise shoes. He died in 1960 and the label continued remaining in his family’s hands. The Salvatore Ferragamo Museum opened on 1995 at the Palazzo Spini Feroni in Florence, Italy.
Ferragamo lead the way for the red carpet shoe and shoes from the Ferragamo label and clothing line still appear on it today. Whether it's on the end of that famous Jolie leg, head to toe in houndstooth on Lady Gaga, a twist on the tuxedo in blue for Ryan Gosling, or on Gary Barlow, a sharp boyband member all grown up or shading Madonna or Eva Mendes from the paparazzi, Salvatore Ferragamo continues to be a favourite of the stars and to exude quality and taste.