Fairy tales and legends about shoes and shoemakers
In the course of time, myths and legends from around the world have often featured shoes and shoemakers, perhaps because the shoe is a symbol of grace and wealth, or perhaps because of that enchanted aura that surrounds the figure of the shoemaker.
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The Amazing Shoemaker presents a unique journey into the world of fairy tales, from the classical ones of tradition to those created especially for this occasion, in which the leitmotifs are shoes and the shoemaker’s fascinating craft. Salvatore Ferragamo’s remarkable life, which runs parallel to stories of fairies, mystical shoemakers and magical shoes, also has the ingredients of a fantastic adventure. The reader will be spellbound by each and every chapter of this story, and carried as if in a dream to the realm of imagination: from Salvatore’s childhood to his voyage on a steamer headed towards the United States, down to his arrival in Hollywood, where his shoes conquered the world of cinema and were worn by the most beautiful women in the world, the princesses and fairies of the modern age.
Florence, Museo Salvatore Ferragamo 19 April 2013 – 31 March 2014