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Capezio
Nationality: 
italian
Gender: 
Male
Birth Date: 
1887
Founded by Salvatore Capezio (b. Muro Lucano, Italy, 1871) in 1887 at Broadway & 39th st. New York. Situated across the street from the Metropolitan Opera House, the business began making theatrical shoes. In 1941 Claire McCardell showed her clothes with Capezio ballet shoes and major retailers bought and promoted the line for everyday wear. They received the Coty Fashion Award in 1952.