“I have divided the women who have come to me into three categories: the Cinderella, the Venus, and the Aristocrat. The Cinderella takes a shoe smaller than size six, the Venus takes size six, the Aristocrat a seven or larger”. (Shoemaker of Dreams. The Autobiography of Salvatore Ferragamo, London 1957, Italian edition 1971).
Salvatore Ferragamo’s career and success are a perfect example of the ties between fashion and film from 1920 on.