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January 25, 2013 | By Booth Moore, This post has a correction. See below for details
You only had to take one look at the super sexy short Salvatore Ferragamo dresses that Jacqui Getty, Demi Moore and others were wearing Thursday night at the Chateau Marmont to know that the house of Ferragamo is experiencing a serious renaissance in chic, thanks to the direction of designer Massimiliano Giornetti. Where Ferragamo may once have been your mother's (or your grandmother's) brand, famously keeping Margaret Thatcher and other helmet-haired conservative ladies shod in classic bow pumps, it's taken an exciting turn since Giornetti was appointed creative director in 2010.
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October 13, 2013 | By Booth Moore, Fashion Critic
Although he was born in Southern Italy, Salvatore Ferragamo owes a lot to Southern California. He came to Los Angeles in 1923 as a young man in his 20s, first designing shoes for films such as "The Ten Commandments," then opening the Hollywood Boot Shop at Hollywood Boulevard and Las Palmas. There, he built the foundation for today's global luxury brand by becoming cobbler to the stars. Sophia Loren, Marilyn Monroe, Joan Crawford, Gloria Swanson and Audrey Hepburn were clients. He even studied anatomy at the University of Southern California to learn how to make his shoes more comfortable, before returning to Italy in 1927 and settling in Florence, where he focused on developing visionary designs such as the cage and the wedge heels.
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ENTERTAINMENT
January 10, 2006 | Booth Moore
The fifth annual Rodeo Drive Walk of Style Award will go to famed shoe designer Salvatore Ferragamo, known for fitting the feet of Hollywood stars. The ceremony will be held Oct. 8, when members of the Ferragamo family will accept the award on behalf of the designer, who died in 1960. Born in southern Italy, Ferragamo came to the United States in 1914 and began his career creating custom-made shoes for film studios.
NEWS
January 25, 2013 | By Booth Moore, This post has a correction. See below for details
You only had to take one look at the super sexy short Salvatore Ferragamo dresses that Jacqui Getty, Demi Moore and others were wearing Thursday night at the Chateau Marmont to know that the house of Ferragamo is experiencing a serious renaissance in chic, thanks to the direction of designer Massimiliano Giornetti. Where Ferragamo may once have been your mother's (or your grandmother's) brand, famously keeping Margaret Thatcher and other helmet-haired conservative ladies shod in classic bow pumps, it's taken an exciting turn since Giornetti was appointed creative director in 2010.
NEWS
April 16, 1992 | MARY LOU LOPER
At most parties, one at least glances at the couture. At the exhibition gala opening of "Salvatore Ferragamo: The Art of the Shoe (1898-1960)" Saturday evening at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, everyone was looking at everyone else's shoes. Most were polished to diamond perfection, even if they weren't Ferragamos. That's because word got out early that this would be a "mostest" gala; Kathy Offenhauser, chairman of the Costume Council, was working day and night for perfection.
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October 13, 2013 | By Booth Moore, Fashion Critic
Although he was born in Southern Italy, Salvatore Ferragamo owes a lot to Southern California. He came to Los Angeles in 1923 as a young man in his 20s, first designing shoes for films such as "The Ten Commandments," then opening the Hollywood Boot Shop at Hollywood Boulevard and Las Palmas. There, he built the foundation for today's global luxury brand by becoming cobbler to the stars. Sophia Loren, Marilyn Monroe, Joan Crawford, Gloria Swanson and Audrey Hepburn were clients. He even studied anatomy at the University of Southern California to learn how to make his shoes more comfortable, before returning to Italy in 1927 and settling in Florence, where he focused on developing visionary designs such as the cage and the wedge heels.
NEWS
November 21, 1996 | MICHELLE WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Genetics can be a wonderful thing. Thanks to that mysterious coding--mysterious, at least to this biology-for-liberal-arts-majors mind--I have my father's nose and my mother's smile. Unfortunately, I also have their feet. (For you science majors, that would be the Big Foot gene.) Coffins. Boats. Lotta Trotters. Take your pick. When you're 13 years old, already tall for your age, and wearing a size 9 shoe, there are few nicknames smaller classmates haven't showered upon you.
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April 19, 2009 | Melissa Magsaysay
The cliche about "green clothing" is that it's one step removed from a burlap sack with armholes and a felt applique of a peace sign or a tree. There is a lot of that genre out there -- especially T-shirts that make their "green" statement by literally being green or brown and splashing a "recycle" icon across the front. But every day there are more stylish and subtle approaches.
MAGAZINE
March 21, 1999 | Phuong-Cac Nguyen
Even though the camera might not catch it, the shoe makes or breaks a man's Oscar look. Here's the profile on the three best-selling tuxedo shoes at Barneys New York in Beverly Hills. (BEGIN TEXT OF INFOBOX / INFOGRAPHIC) Salvatore Ferragamo, Rio * Black. * Size 10. * Made in Italy. * Calfskin and suede are equally popular. * Available at Barneys four years. * Costs $280. Salvatore Ferragamo, Glance * Black. * Size 10 1/2. * Made in Italy. * Patent leather. * At Barneys one year. * Costs $390.
BUSINESS
June 25, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Ferragamo Sues May Over Gancini Trademark: May Department Stores Inc. is being sued by Salvatore Ferragamo Italia for allegedly violating Ferragamo's Gancini trademark. The closely held maker of footwear, handbags and apparel said May's Lord & Taylor and Hecht's department store units are selling handbags with clasps identical to the Gancini design used in many Ferragamo products. An attorney for Florence, Italy-based Ferragamo said the U.S.
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April 19, 2009 | Melissa Magsaysay
The cliche about "green clothing" is that it's one step removed from a burlap sack with armholes and a felt applique of a peace sign or a tree. There is a lot of that genre out there -- especially T-shirts that make their "green" statement by literally being green or brown and splashing a "recycle" icon across the front. But every day there are more stylish and subtle approaches.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 10, 2006 | Booth Moore
The fifth annual Rodeo Drive Walk of Style Award will go to famed shoe designer Salvatore Ferragamo, known for fitting the feet of Hollywood stars. The ceremony will be held Oct. 8, when members of the Ferragamo family will accept the award on behalf of the designer, who died in 1960. Born in southern Italy, Ferragamo came to the United States in 1914 and began his career creating custom-made shoes for film studios.
NEWS
November 21, 1996 | MICHELLE WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Genetics can be a wonderful thing. Thanks to that mysterious coding--mysterious, at least to this biology-for-liberal-arts-majors mind--I have my father's nose and my mother's smile. Unfortunately, I also have their feet. (For you science majors, that would be the Big Foot gene.) Coffins. Boats. Lotta Trotters. Take your pick. When you're 13 years old, already tall for your age, and wearing a size 9 shoe, there are few nicknames smaller classmates haven't showered upon you.
NEWS
April 16, 1992 | MARY LOU LOPER
At most parties, one at least glances at the couture. At the exhibition gala opening of "Salvatore Ferragamo: The Art of the Shoe (1898-1960)" Saturday evening at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, everyone was looking at everyone else's shoes. Most were polished to diamond perfection, even if they weren't Ferragamos. That's because word got out early that this would be a "mostest" gala; Kathy Offenhauser, chairman of the Costume Council, was working day and night for perfection.
MAGAZINE
April 1, 2007
As a working single mother, I too have discovered the joys of thrift shopping ("Goodwill Hunting," by Patt Morrison, Style, March 11). Where else can I buy my Salvatore Ferragamo shoes and cashmere sweaters? And then there are the two Saks Fifth Avenue 100% camel hair coats, the Calvin Klein jacket and the Christian Dior boots. A few years ago I would have been appalled at the idea of shopping at such a venue. I didn't know what I was missing in value and fun. Amelia C. Warwick Pacific Palisades
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 25, 2002
Ikko Tanaka, 71, Japan's leading graphic designer, died Jan. 11 in Tokyo of a heart attack. Born in 1930 in the nation's ancient capital of Nara in western Japan, Tanaka studied art as a child. He later lived in Kyoto, where he was active in modern drama and theater. He established a design studio in Tokyo in 1963 and became known for his unique "Ikko style" by blending Japanese-style art into Western graphics.
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