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Ferragamo matriarch dies age 96

6 monthes ago   |   By Fashion United

Wanda Ferragamo, matriarch of the Ferragamo luxury Florentine shoemaker and the company's honorary president, has died at age 96.
The brand's founder, Salvatore Ferragmo, died nearly 60 years ago, leaving the company and its operations in Wanda's hands, who ran the business alongside raising six children. She is credited with introducing ready-to-wear and accessories, and was instrumental to the company's future growth.
Last year Ferragamo reported a turnover of nearly 1.4 billion euro's and to this day remains privately held, although discussions of a sale surfaced earlier this year.
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Wanda Ferragamo: A Pioneer and a Matriarch

Wanda Ferragamo: A Pioneer and a Matriarch

6 monthes ago   |   By WWD

Passionate. Intense. Kind. A flag bearer for Made in Italy.
Those were all words used by industry members to describe Wanda Miletti Ferragamo, who died Friday afternoon in Fiesole, Italy, near her beloved Florence. The matriarch of the Salvatore Ferragamo family, and honorary president of the company since 2006, was 96. She was the wife of the shoe designer and innovator Salvatore Ferragamo, who created the platform and cage heels and was instrumental in developing the company after her husband's death in 1960, which left her not only their company but a widow with six children: Fiamma...
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