• Wanda Ferragamo obituary

    18 days ago - By The Guardian

    Shoemaker's widow who built an Italian fashion empire from her husband's legacy This is a Cinderella story, with a twist. In 1940 the great shoemaker Salvatore Ferragamo, 42 years old and at last successful, combed Italy for a suitable wife. He was no prince - he had slogged his way out of deepest rural poverty and survived reversals of fortune. What he knew about was feet, and how they should be shod. On a visit to his home town, Bonito, in southern Italy, to disburse charity funds, he met the mayor's teenage daughter, Wanda, 23 years his junior, and instantly determined to marry her. He...
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