The Ferragamos are a Florentine dynasty who made their fortune in Hollywood, where patriarch Salvatore was shoe-maker to the stars.
His eldest daughter, Fiamma, debuted her first shoe collection a year after his death to great acclaim in swinging '60s London. She was 20. The show was a hit and one of Fiamma's early designs, the Vara, with round toe, grosgrain bow and block heel remains a chic statement of good taste today.
As Fiamma's father always said, “High fashion and comfort are not incompatible.“