Salvatore Ferragamo Museum, Florence

Palazzo Spini Feroni - Piazza Santa Trinità, 5/r, Firenze
Toscana, Italy
Phone: + 39 (0)553562417
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Museum Type: Fashion
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The Salvatore Ferragamo museum in Florence is a must-see for all fashion lovers.
The museum is focused on the history of one of the most renowned Italian fashion firms, featuring a collection of shoes (including custom models for celebrities like Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn), dresses, and accessories, displayed on rotation, that depicts the work of Salvatore Ferragamo from the 1920s to the 1960s.

Above: the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum is housed in the Spini Feroni Palace, Piazza Santa Trinita, Florence; photo © Riccardo Bianchini / Inexhibit.

Opened in 1995, the museum was created by the Ferragamo family after the international success of an exhibition on the great shoe designer Salvatore Ferragamo’s work, originally held at the Strozzi Palace in Florence. The exhibition soon became a traveling event and was featured in venues such as the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the County Museum in Los Angeles, the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Sogestu Kai Foundation in Tokyo, and the Museo des Bellas Artes in Mexico City.
As a demonstration of the cultural value of the institution, in 1999 the Museo Salvatore Ferragamo received the Guggenheim Impresa & Cultura Award, yearly recognized for companies particularly fostering cultural activities and art.

The museum, located in the heart of Florence, is housed in the Spini Feroni palace, which is also home to the Ferragamo company since 1938.
The Ferragamo Foundation also organizes temporary exhibitions, seminars, and special events related to contemporary fashion culture.

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The entrance of the museum; photo © Riccardo Bianchini / Inexhibit.


Florence, June 2014, Museo Salvatore Ferragamo, “EQUILIBRIUM” exhibition: sala 1
© Guglielmo de’ Micheli.


Florence, June 2014, Museo Salvatore Ferragamo, “EQUILIBRIUM” exhibition: sala 3, photo © de’Micheli/Palermo.

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