Italian designs that changed the world - The Vara

Italian designs that changed the world - The Vara

The Vara

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.“

 

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