Salvatore Ferragamo was an Italian shoe designer noted for his creative and scientific approach to footwear design. His shop initially offered shoe repair and made-to-measure shoes, but he began designing footwear for the film industry and became known as the "shoemaker to the stars.
Setting up a shop in Florence, Ferragamo catered to the wealthiest of clients, including celebrities and notable political figures of the day. Ferragamo passed away in 1960, but the Ferragamo company has remained in family hands and expanded its empire to include bags, eyewear, accessories, watches, ready-to-wear clothing and perfumes.
The first fragrance, Salvatore Ferragamo for women, was launched in 1998. In 2001, Ferragamo Parfums was established, which releases fragrances under the Ferragamo and Incanto names.