All in the Family: Ferragamo’s Latest Campaign Stars A-List Offspring

Salvatore Ferragamo’s latest campaign? It’s all about the Fiamma, a handbag named after the designer’s late daughter. The short film and interview series highlight the February release of the carryall with VIP names like Poitier, Ruspoli, and Hemingway. To say this ensemble of Hollywood, art-world, and actual royalty is inspiring is a total understatement.

Salvatore Ferragamo Fiamma handbag campaign

 Image via ELLE

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May 9, 2014

The Platform Shoe: A High-Style History

Fashion, like history, often repeats itself. Case in point: platforms. With each generation, the high-style shoe seems to reappear. So, before you go tossing out last season’s wedges, let’s take a look at where platforms came from and how they’ve been reinvented time and again.

A History of Platform Shoes

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March 11, 2014

Our Fashion Director On the Vara’s 35th Birthday

By Jackie Nasser, Rue La La Fashion Director

Only a handful of fashion items ever make it to iconic status. Among the few: Hermès’s Birkin bag, Burberry’s trench, DVF’s wrap dress, and, of course, Salvatore Ferragamo’s Vara shoe, which turned 35 this summer.

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Photos via Salvatore Ferragamo

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August 22, 2013

Ferragamo Takes Fifth Avenue

Lauren David Peden

It was fashion, Italian-style, in Manhattan last week thanks to Salvatore Ferragamo’s Resort show, which injected a little Old World glamour into Uptown New York. Held in the James B. Duke Mansion overlooking Central Park, the event drew fashion’s finest, along with celebs and notables such as Eva Mendes, Freida Pinto, Ashley Greene, Emma Roberts, Rachel Roy, Olivia Chantecaille, Brad Goreski, Scott Speedman, and… need I go on?

They (and I) braved the heat (and it was seriously h-o-t) to visit the mansion, replete with a soaring marble staircase, imposing carved fireplaces, and countless urns overflowing with ivory and lilac flowers.

Fittingly, the collection (designed by Massimiliano Giornetti) was inspired by the late heiress Doris Duke (aka, “the richest girl in the world”), who grew up in the mansion. Heavy on nautical-themed looks and fringed everything (from skirts and gowns to scarves and handbags), there was a definite Thirties feel to the clothing, yet the collection never felt dated.

I especially loved a slinky white halter dress worn by Karlie Kloss and a white, double-breasted pantsuit Mariacarla Boscono wore to open the show. But what made this so special was seeing some of fashion’s finest models (Karolina Kurkova, Jac, Vanessa Traina, and Constance Jablonski also walked the runway) wearing such beautiful clothes in such a grand and intimate setting. Belissima!

Lauren David Peden writes for Rue La La as a Contributing Editor.


July 12, 2011