28 January 2016
The “Tra Arte e Moda” exhibition explores the relationship between artwork, clothing and footwear, underlining the contamination shared in art and fashion, and the general understanding that artists and fashion designers are driven by the same passion: to create beauty. The exhibition is open in the Museo Salvatore Ferragamo (Piazza Santa Trinità 5, Florence), and other locations, like the Florentine Biblioteca Nazionale, Palazzo Pitti, Museo Marino Marini and the textile museum, the Museo del Tessuto in Prato, and can be visited until April 2017. Stefania Ricci is the curator, Museo Salvatore Ferragamo’s director, and the keeper of Ferragamo’s (the “Dream Shoemaker” who frequented artists and artisans) secrets. Together with Maria Luisa Frisa, Enrica Morini and Alberto Salvadori, she has united artwork, clothing and footwear. As in other exhibitions at the museum, the itinerary begins with a narration of the extraordinary artist and inventor, his research, and his crossover into other artistic disciplines. Salvatore takes credit for the invention of the cork wedge and sandals with nylon uppers.