Last week I had the pleasure of co-hosting an event at the Salvatore Ferragamo boutique at Somerset. The event celebrated the Ferragamo's Creations collection, a limited-edition series of historical styles created by Salvatore Ferragamo, many of them for Hollywood screen sirens like Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Judy Garland, Ava Gardner, Greta Garbo, Sophia Loren, Anna Magnani, and Carmen Miranda. The re-released styles are made on the original lasts, and each shoe is produced in a limited number of 150, 250 or 500 - and once they're sold, that's it. The style is no longer available.
The event was not just an opportunity to ogle some seriously beautiful shoes, though - I also learned a lot about the Salvatore Ferragamo heritage. For example, did you know that Ferragamo invented both the wedge heel and the stiletto? Ferragamo created the stiletto in the '50s for Marilyn Monroe. Who knew?
Check out all the gorgeous Creations styles at the Salvatore Ferragamo boutique at Somerset Collection through Sunday, November 20, and see pics from the event after the jump.
|Ferragamo's Creations "Leslie" based on a shoe originally made for Audrey Hepburn in 1959 (front) and "Rainbow" created for Judy Garland in 1938 (back).|
|"Cadetta" sandal in grosgrain, 1960.|
|"Satura" ankle boot, 1960, and "Zebra" calf hair boot, 1963.|
|"Rainbow" created for Judy Garland, 1938.|
|"Unica" suede bootie with contoured heel, 1939.|
|"Honey" originally made for Marilyn Monroe, 1950.|
|"Mirrors" metallic sandal, 1935-1936.|