Stepping Out With The Household Ferragamo
At most parties, one at least glances on the couture. At the exhibition gala opening of “Salvatore Ferragamo: The Art of the Shoe (1898-1960)” Saturday evening at the Los Angeles County Museum of Artwork, everyone was looking at everybody else’s footwear. Most were polished to diamond perfection, even if they weren’t Ferragamos. That is because word bought out early that this could be a “mostest” gala; Kathy Offenhauser, chairman of the Costume Council, was ferragamo master gancini loafer working day and night for perfection.
The breeziness at the museum as guests arrived almost lifted the late Ferragamo’s granddaughter, Benedetta, clad in a black taffeta cape, off her ft. But she was well-anchored, wearing a pair of black silk Ferragamo platform sling-back sandals gorgeous enough to be in the present.
She arrived along with her mom, Giovanna Gentile Ferragamo, who is the designer-director of the second largest division of the Home of Ferragamo, girls’s ready-to-put on.
Additionally attending was Ferragamo’s widow, Wanda Ferragamo, grande dame of a family that believes in togetherness. Sons Ferruccio (CEO) and Massimo (president of Ferragamo USA) attended; daughters Giovanna and Fiamma de San Giuliano Ferragamo (vice president within the essential ladies’s footwear division) were there. And Benedetta Gentile chatted together with her handsome cousin, James Ferragamo (son of Ferrucio), who had flown in from New York, where he’s an NYU scholar. His twin, Salvatore, couldn’t make it as a result of he had four wisdom teeth pulled the day before.