Ferragamo on Film

Salvatore Ferragamo began his career working in costume design, where his first task was to craft a pair of riding boots for Douglas Fairbanks Sr. in The Thief of Baghdad. Today his legendary house has teamed up with director Baz Luhrmann and costume designer Catherine Martin to create a wardrobe of shoes for Nicole Kidman's character, a 1940s aristocrat, in the Outback epic Australia. Watch for the ruched red-velvet evening sandals and, yes, riding boots.

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