Saturday, November 07, 2009
Salvatore Ferragamo Museum on-line
The Salvatore Ferragamo museum is in the beautiful city of Florence, Italy. Dedicated to the works of the "shoemaker to the stars" and founder of Ferragamo, the museum houses shoe exhibits, pictures and vintage films dedicated to the firm which was founded in the 1920. Salvatore Ferragamo started as a humble shoemaker who ended up designing and making shoes for Hollywood luminaries such as Marilyn Monroe, Greta Garbo and Audrey Hepburn. Visitors can now browse through Ferragamo archives as well as book tickets to the actual museum. There is also an opportunity to download famous shoe models, redesign them and send them back to be judged. Winners will have their designs exhibited on a virtual gallery.