…AND THE LOUVRE’S FIRST EVER FASHION SHOW IS BY SALVATORE FERRAGAMO
Maybe you’ve heard that yesterday Ferragamo made headline news by becoming the first brand in the history of fashion to show a collection (their 2013 womenswear resort) at Paris’ famed Louvre Museum. Ferragamo, who hails from Florence, Italy, is sponsoring the Louvre’s current exhibit, “Saint Anne, Leonardo da Vinci’s Ultimate Masterpiece,” which pays homage the last piece of work by said Florentine cultural progeny. Creative Director Massimiliano Giornetti sent his nude color palette, which was inspired by the Louvre and French fashion design, down a 120 meter runway under the Denon wing’s colonnade. More than 500 guests flew in from around the world to view the monumental show including Oscar winner Hillary Swank and other stars like Freida Pinto and Leighton Meester—befitting of a global brand whose beginnings can be traced to making leather shoes for Hollywood stars back in the 1920’s. Were da Vinci to be in attendance, we’d venture to say, the Mona Lisa might have been in for a makeover. Check out all stunning video and images from the show and dinner after the jump.
The Show and Guests