Salvatore Ferragamo may have died 58 years ago, but his legend in the world of fashion has only grown thanks to his children and grandchildren. Having found his calling to be a designer at the age of 9 when he created high heels for himself and his sisters’ confirmation, he eventually moved to America where he became the darling of footwear. His clientele included Marilyn Monroe, Eva Peron and Judy Garland. Why his shoes even got fan mail!
Following his death in 1960, his family could have sold the luxury shoe company but instead they expanded the luxury brand to include shoes, bags, eyewear, silk accessories, watches, perfumes and a ready-to-wear clothing line.
The winner of this Cattle Baron’s Ball live auction package will travel with a companion to Florence to have a private tour of Museo Salvatore Ferragamo as well as attending the Autumn/Fall 2019 Ready-to-Wear Presentation. Upon their return, they can apply their Ferragamo savviness with the help of NorthPark Gold at the center’s Ferragamo salon. Check out the details below.
BTW, did you know that for a time in his youth Salvatore worked in a cowboy boot factory with his brothers?
NorthPark Center Fashion And Salvatore Ferragamo In Milan And Florence, Italy**
Step into the world of Italian luxury with Salvatore Ferragamo and gain exclusive access for you and one guest to attend the Autumn/Winter 2019 Ready-to-Wear Presentation in Italy. A private tour of the Museo Salvatore Ferragamo in Florence, Italy provides a sweeping look into the artistic qualities of Ferragamo and the role he played in the history of shoes as well as international fashion.
Trip includes 440,000 miles provided by American Airlines and ground transportation to/from DFW Airport provided by Wynne Transportation. To round out this package, you will also receive a $2,000 gift card from Hotels.com to use towards booking your stay.
Return to Dallas, inspired and ready to shop, with $10,000 in NorthPark Gold to be used towards purchases at Salvatore Ferragamo in NorthPark Center. NorthPark Center is North Texas’ top shopping destination, with a wide array of global brands and luxury designers, including the only Salvatore Ferragamo boutique in Dallas/Fort Worth.
* Donated by NorthPark Center, Salvatore Ferragamo, American Airlines, Hotels.com and Wynne Transportation ** Access to the Autumn/ Winter 2019 Ready-to-Wear Presentation is subject to the event taking place. Format and location may change. Tickets and tour are non-transferable. Final approval is at Salvatore Ferragamo’s discretion. Suggest booking hotel immediately, as they fill up fast. Transportation within Italy is the responsibility of the winner. Wynne Transportation is based upon availability and must be booked in advance. Guests may only be picked up and dropped off at one location for airport transfers. NorthPark Gold is for use at Salvatore Ferragamo in NorthPark Center only. Items cannot be exchanged for cash. The bidder assumes all risks and hazards related to the above auction items and agrees to hold harmless from any liability arising indirectly from Salvatore Ferragamo, its parent companies and affiliates, and their respective directors, shareholders, officers and employees. Expires October 20, 2019. *** Photo provided by 2018 Cattle Baron’s Ball