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.
By the 1950s, he had stores in the United States as well as Italy, andh is workforce had expanded to include 700 artisans.
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.