Salvatore Ferragamo al Louvre
For the first time in history, Salvatore Ferragamo al Louvre, was presented at the iconic Paris museum. The Florentine fashion house was recently alloted a space at the centuries old Louvre Museum, one of the most famous attractions in Paris. Master minded by Ferragamo's creative director, Massimiliano Giornetti, the fashion show was a huge success. Ferragamo, who died at age 62, started his career designing shoes branched out into accessories and ready-to-wear-clothing. His legacy lives on.
The privilege of hosting a catwalk at the Louvre was courtesy of Ferragano’s sole sponsorship of Leonardo da Vinci’s last masterpiece, St. Anne slated to run until June 25, 2012 at the Louvre. 41 pieces of the Resort Collection were shown off last June12, 2012 in the Denon Peristyle Wing with a 400-foot runway used by top models such as Isabeli Fontana, Karolina Kurkova, and Bianca Balti.
The affair was also attended by celebrity guests including Hilary Swank, Freida Pinto, and Alain Delon. The guests were treated to a beautiful collection of dresses, elegant shoes, and clothing ensemble in pastel colours, a fitting tribute to the limestone colour of the edifice. From day to evening outfits, the collection was a fusion of fine Italian craftsmanship and high street design. Knit fabrics, raffia, crocodile and snake skins were the dominant materials used on the pieces. Elegant and snappy outfits in pastel colours of beige, off-white and cream took over the scene on the catwalk.
Afterwards, the invitees were treated to the privilege of a private viewing of the Mona Lisa. But, not after a sumptuous cocktail party. Indeed, it was the first of its kind and this historic fashion show at the Louvre by the Ferragamo house will not be forgotten so easily.