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16 posts tagged "Ferragamo"

James Franco, No Longer Reclusive, Debuts New Film


James Franco“This is a movie with murder and necrophilia,” James Franco warned the audience last night before the screening of his new film, Child of God. “So if you didn’t know…now you do.” The movie, an adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s book of the same title, felt like Franco’s career: It was scattered but ambitious. McCarthy’s tome spans just 200 pages, and chronicles the disheveled life of Lester Ballard, who lives alone in the woods and spends his time preying on young women. For the silver screen, Franco, who both directed and acted in the flick, translated the novel into somewhat of a collage of scenes, many of them gruesome and perverse, but some satirical. It was no directorial revelation, but it was another notch in the actor-slash-model-slash-saucy-selfie-taker-slash-academic-slash-artist-slash-director’s creative bedpost.

Lead actor Scott Haze definitely deserved a nod for his acting chops here. Haze prepared for the role by living alone in a cabin for a month in Sevierville, Tennessee, where the novel is set. He lost about 45 pounds in the process. The actor celebrated his return to civilization by becoming a fiend for custom Ferragamo suits. After watching the woodsy film, it was somewhat shocking to see Haze looking so dapper. “[Lester Ballard] is a guy who was not shown love,” he said. “This is a guy who was lonely and isolated.”

Save the aforementioned murder and necrophilia, Franco said he could relate to Mr. Ballard. “For such a long time I was so reclusive and so into my books and stuff,” he offered. “I think I’m past that now and just want to have friends over all the time,” he added. Just then, one of his new “friends” (read: rumored girlfriend) Lana Del Rey wafted into the Tribeca Grand theater to show her support.

Photo: Patrick McMullan

Fashion, Film, and Music Collide at Pitti’s Opening Andrea Bocelli Concert



Spring ’15 marks the 60th anniversary of the Centro di Firenze per la Moda Italiana, and thus, a very special edition of Pitti Immagine. In addition to guest brand Z Zegna’s forthcoming show, presentations from up-and-comers like Au Jour Le Jour, and a three-museum installation by Francesco Vezzoli, houses with Florentine roots such as Gucci, Ferragamo, Pucci, and Ermanno Scervino are hosting bashes and celebratory exhibitions. Needless to say, this installment of the Italian fashion fair needed to kick off with gusto, and it did just that last night at the Opera di Firenze.

The evening began with I Costumi Della Sartoria Tirelli—a show comprising of costumes from the storied Roman atelier created between the 1950s through the present. I was particularly taken by the lavish scarlet gown and gilded, pearl-embellished crown worn by Monica Bellucci in Terry Gilliam’s 2005 flick, The Brothers Grimm, as well as the ruffled rose suit donned by Donald Sutherland in Federico Fellini’s 1976 film, Casanova. The latter earned its designer Danilo Donati an Oscar in 1977.
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Following a stroll through Tirelli’s sartorial fantasyland, guests including Pitti CEO Raffaello Napoleone and Suzy Menkes were ushered into the theater, where we were treated to a concert from Andrea Bocelli and Patrizia Orciani. You didn’t need to speak Italian to be stirred by the pair’s performance—in fact, Bocelli’s “Ave Maria” encore moved more than a few attendees to tears.

Walking out of the theater, Menkes commented that, while packing at 2 a.m. for fashion events like Pitti, it’s easy to forget how remarkable they can be. If this opener is any indication, we’re in for quite a week.

Photos: Courtesy Photos

California Chrome Jockey Loves Gucci, Shopping Sprees


Victor EspinozaJockeys know how to dress. Or at least California Chrome’s jockey, Victor Espinoza, who will ride the Thoroughbred in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes with the aim of winning the first Triple Crown in thirty-six years, does. The athlete told WWD that he’s partial to custom Gucci and Ferragamo shoes, and if he wins the big bucks, the spoils will go toward a shopping spree on Fifth Avenue or Rodeo Drive. If that’s not motivation to cross the finish line first, we don’t know what is.

Photo: Getty Images 

Ferragamo Goes To Hollywood


Ferragamo capsuleThough Ferragamo may conjure images of Florence, it’s the brand’s deep Hollywood ties that have inspired its pop-up shop inside the brand-new Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills. Creative director Massimiliano Giornetti used Ferragamo’s title sponsorship of the new arts space as an opportunity to create a special line of accessories, specific to L.A. and the near 100-year history the brand has had in Tinseltown. Though the Salvatore Ferragamo company started in Italy, Mr. Ferragamo emigrated to America in 1914 and later opened his very own boot shop in Hollywood that catered to acting legends.

Playing on some of the house’s most famous designs, the capsule collection includes the invisible wedge, hybrid silk sandals, and woven calfskin heels, all reimagined with modern touches of Lucite, hand weaving, and exotic combinations of textures and skins. “The iconic heritage remains true in this collection and speaks to every woman that desires the perfect combination of craftsmanship, modern design, and quality,” Giornetti told, calling the product offering “the true essence of Ferragamo.” Continue Reading “Ferragamo Goes To Hollywood” »

Ferragamo Takes Us To The Movies



Lauren Hutton is returning to the silver screen—or, rather, your computer screen—in Walking Stories, a romantic comedy created by Luca Guadagnino for Salvatore Ferragamo. The film captures a love story that unfolds in three cities near and dear to Mr. Ferragamo’s heart: Los Angeles, where his brand flourished; Shanghai, where the future of fashion lies; and Florence, his beloved hometown. Alongside Hutton, fresh faces such as Kaya Scodelario, Billy Magnussen, and Nathalie Buscombe bring the tale to life (and the rising stars look good doing it—decked out in Ferragamo, naturally). Walking Stories premieres October 8 on, and will be followed by eight biweekly episodes and behind-the-scenes footage. A series of film stills debuts here, exclusively on

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