Take a walk through the history of fashion this weekend at the Salvatore Ferragamo San Francisco store. Ferragamo's legendary designs will be on display and available for purchase in limited quantities. "Ferragamo's Creations," a special installation of limited edition archival accessories, will be on display this weekend only at the store's Post Street location. These are the very same designs that were inspired by Hollywood stars in the 1920's and 30's and that are still on display at the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum in Florence.
Salvatore Ferragamo worked with many Hollywood stars in the 1920's and 30's, including Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn. "The Rainbow" was created for Judy Garland in 1938 as a tribute to her signature song "Over the Rainbow." This shoe was the first of its kind, inventing the first platform wedge design. See this beauty in person this weekend in San Francisco.
The "Cage Heel" was another one of Ferragamo's creative inventions that will be on display this weekend in the San Francisco store. In the 1950's, Ferragamo filed a series of patents, including the metallic heel, the metal sole, and of course the "cage" heel. The idea was that the heel could be covered by different sheaths, so the shoe could be worn for many different occasions.
Inspired by the shoes worn during the Renaissance period, Ferragamo created the "Renaissance Sandal" in 1938.
The "Creations" collection allows you to (quite literally) walk in the shoes of old Hollywood stars, but keep in mind that all of the shoes in the collection are limited in quantity. Each shoe is stamped with its number in the edition, keeping these shoes very exclusive.
236 Post Street
San Francisco, CA