Inside Museo Ferragamo

Inside Museo Ferragamo

“Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world” – Marilyn Monroe

The magnificent setting of the Palazzo Spini Ferroni is home to the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum in Florence, Italy, dedicated to one of the finest interpreters of Italian style. Film stars like Marilyn Monroe, Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich, Audrey Hepburn, Judy Garland and Sophia Loren adored the magnificent creations of Salvatore Ferragamo.

The museum offers tribute to a genius of style and inexhaustible creativity. Vintage models, photographs and films are displayed in a setting of absolute fascination and allow you to discover the roots of Italian fashion.

Museo Ferragamo pays tribute to the timeless myth – Marilyn Monroe, one of the celebrated shoemakers’ most loyal patrons, fifty years after her death. The exhibition is a chronicle of the life, films, writings, photographs, documents and fashion of this woman and star. Marilyn adored wearing Ferragamo shoes and owned dozens of pairs, each with simple design and not one without a stiletto heel. The exhibit includes 30 pairs of shoes and 50 outfits from the actress’ wardrobe, worn on the sets of her most important movies, in her personal life and in public.

There are also significant film clips and original documents on display making visitors privy to the other Marilyn – not the sexy and adorable blond bombshell we saw on the surface – but the modern woman who was bursting with energy, talent and confidence, alongside brusque moments of desperation, fragility, depression and fear.