Salvatore Ferragamo

Salvatore Ferragamo was born in 1898 to a poor family in BonitoItaly, the eleventh of 14 children. After making his first pair of shoes for himself, a pair of high heels, at age nine (and his sisters to wear at their confirmation), young Salvatore decided that he had found his calling. Ferragamo worked with many Hollywood stars in the 1920s, before returning to Italy to found the eponymous company making bespoke footwear & handbags. His scientific and creative approach to shoes spawned many innovations such as the wedge heel and cage heel.