ARTICLE KRISTIN TICE STUDEMAN
PHOTOGRAPHY BRENDAN JAMES
Since the beginning, Salvatore Ferragamo has had deep roots in Hollywood. Nearly 100 years ago, the house’s founder moved to Los Angeles at a young age and launched his American dream by opening his first store. In celebration of this history, Ferragamo unveiled a capsule collection of accessories at its pop-up shop in the new Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. (The fashion house also fêted the state-of-the-art center with a black-tie gala the night before, where its Spring 2014 collection was on display.) The range of shoes, handbags, and jewelry, by creative director Massimiliano Giornetti, is a fresh twist on some of the label’s most iconic offerings. He’s taking classics, like the hybrid silk sandals, the invisible wedge, and the woven calfskin heels, and spicing them up with a mix of snake and suede, or lizard and high-tech mesh fabrics. If only Marilyn Monroe, famously one of Mr. Ferragamo’s earliest fans (she had a penchant for his Lucite shoes in particular), could see these.