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Salvatore Ferragamo
Nationality: 
italian
Gender: 
Male
Birth Date: 
1898
Death Date: 
1960
1923 began designing for Hollywood, working for Cecil B. DeMille and securing a loyal American star clientele. Returned to Italy in 1927, and established his business in Florence, 1935 after the stock market crash. Due to wartime constraints, Ferragamo was forced to utilize unusual materials in his designs(straw, cork, wood). Regained his reputation and international clientele after the war.