As actors, each of us certainly has a story to tell and those stories could be about anything – life, work, happiness, sadness, events that changed our lives and so on. Just like the life of Signor Salvatore Ferragamo himself.
The year was 1914 and one could imagine how Signor Ferragamo felt as the steamer ship he boarded from Italy finally made its way into the New York harbour, passing by the iconic Lady Liberty whose welcoming gesture often ignite the fiery passion for those who are seeking to start anew in the land where every dream could come true.
Even the late Argentinian First Lady Eva Peron had her shoes crafted by Ferragamo himself, using materials that were as exotic as her homeland Argentina.
This year, to celebrate the inspiring milestone in the brand’s history and the man behind it, Salvatore Ferragamo has collaborated with renowned photographer and filmmaker Francesco Carozzini to create a unique yet seminal online project called A Man’s Story.
“For a man to have a vision and the courage of his convictions is both noble and timeless, as relevant today as it was a century ago when Salvatore Ferragamo went out on a limb to launch his shoe-making business,” recounts Creative Director, Massimiliano Giornetti. “Had he not have taken that risk, this brand that continues to grow and attract new generations may never have existed.”
*Photos courtesy of Salvatore Ferragamo