A long-term exhibition "Equilibrium" has opened at the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum in Florence. From the archive of the great shoemaker, which numbers 14 thousand pairs, the curators of the project have chosen specimens created especially for the stars of cinema. Check out the suede and crocodile stilettos that Marilyn Monroe wore in Some Like It Hot, the Rainbow cork platform sandals designed for Judy Garland, and the models worn by Eva Peron, Audrey Hepburn and Sophia Loren.
According to Stefania Ricci, chief archivist of the museum and curator of the exhibition, this exhibition focuses on the perfectionism of Master Ferragamo. The shoemaker admitted that he cannot be happy if the atelier's clients do not feel barefoot in his shoes. That is why Salvatore carefully studied the anatomy of the foot, the human skeleton, muscles and the nature of various movements. The studies of the shoemaker found that the main load falls on the arch of the foot, in order to support it, Senor Ferragamo invented a metal insert in the sole of the shoe.
The exhibition, which took three years to form, reflects the work of the ingenious shoemaker, as well as explores the idea of balance through other disciplines - art, architecture, balancing act, dance, literature and video. In addition to shoes, the exposition includes sculptures by Rodin, Etruscan dance figures, works by Picasso, Klee and Kandinsky. Video installations include interviews on the concept of balance with climber Reinhold Messner, tightrope walker Philippe Petit and writer Will Self.
You can visit the exhibition until April 12, 2015. The ticket costs six euros.