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Inspiration and Vision

Start Date 27 May 2011
End Date 12 March 2012
Venue Museo Salvatore Ferragamo
Location Florence, Italy
Curator Stefania Ricci and Sergio Risaliti
Exhibition display of shoes with stuffed birds on metal plinths

What do the Cloak of scarlet ibis feathers, made in 16th century Brazil and part of Cosimo II de’ Medici’s collection, on loan from Florence’s Museo di Antropologia e Etnologia, Sonia Delaunay’s art and Andy Warhol’s drawings of shoes on gold paper have in common with Ferragamo shoes? The answer was revealed by delving deep into Salvatore Ferragamo’s imagination for the source of his creativity.


Image courtesy of Museo Salvatore Ferragamo, Florence, Italy