On Tuesday, June 12th Salvatore Ferragamo presented the Women’s Resort 2013 collection in Paris at the Louvre, marking the first time in history that a brand has shown inside the halls of the prestigious museum. Creative Director, Massimiliano Giornetti sent his nude color palette collection down a 120 meter runway under the Denon wing’s colonnade in front of more than 500 guests flown in from around the world.

In addition to the fashion show presentation, guests were invited to privately tour the Louvre’s current exhibition, “Saint Anne, Leonardo da Vinci’s Ultimate Masterpiece,” which is sponsored by the Italian House. An intimate VIP dinner followed beneath the pyramid.

The presentation was attended by a number of celebrities and socials, including: *Hilary Swank, *Freida Pinto, *Leighton Meester, *Jessica Hart, *Virginie Courtins-Clarins, * Claire Courtins- Clarins, *Carmen Chaplin, *Delores Chaplin, Anna Della Russo, *Fan Bing Bing, *Su Lin, *Terri Kwan, Miroslava Duma, *Ines Sastre, Alain Delon and Anouchka Delon, *Blanca Suarez, *Amira Casar, *Virginie Ledoyen, *Elodie Bouchez, *Emmanuelle Beart, Nina Garcia, *Wanda Ferragamo, *Ferruccio Ferragamo, *Giovanna Gentile Ferragamo, *Fulvia Visconti Ferragamo, *Massimo and Chiara Ferragamo, *James Ferragamo, *Salvatore Ferragamo, Jr, *Maria Sole Ferragamo, *Karolina Kurkova, *Bianca Balti

*Wearing full Salvatore Ferragamo looks

In search of eternal summer. Big Sur, the coastline of California, or a small sunny island in the Mediterranean, where nature unfolds into a scenery of wild rocks and cliffs by the sea. The city is nowhere in sight. A modern blend of cool aesthetics with an eclectic cultural mix. A woman whose eyes resemble the crystalline waters of St. Barts and the radiance of a morning in Eivissa. ELEGANT and independent, she has a penchant for luxury and an inherent sense of multifaceted style that she shares with Salvatore Ferragamo’s purest DNA. Leather on bare skin: an impalpable world of delicate neutral hues – Desert, Peach, Champagne, New Bisque – produces a soft and naturally warm palette combination with cooler tones like Ash and Clay.

A free spirit, she is relaxed yet chic and wears a boyish jacket nonchalantly, like a sweater, on top of a linen jersey T-shirt with leather piping, and trousers with a floral Ferragamo print. She wears an oversized knit that interweaves nappa and snakeskin in a marvel of artisanal skill, or a mini dress made of nude crocodile, and ultra-flat soft suede boots featuring studded embroidery. Her body peeks through a labyrinth of patchwork, lacings and fringes: all irresistible plays of texture, weaves of exquisite melanges and criss-cross necks. Dresses in handcrafted fringed nappa, ultra-soft leather T-shirts, blousons of interwoven leather and raffia inspired not only by iconic shoe-styles from the archives, but also by the art of manual knotting threads and plaiting straw where pure craftsmanship is the defining element. Day into night is seamless, wearing a handmade 3D crochet dress and ultra-flat suede sandals with mini-studs like tiny pearls.

On her arm, she accessorises with a soft, de-structured hobo exquisitely fashioned out of extraordinary materials, such as warm, luxurious crocodile, python or nappa with threaded fringes. The final touch:

a gold and white bone Art Déco butterfly worn as a jewel clasp or a necklace pendant or the precious clutch formed by a mosaic of bone tesserae and micro-applications of exotic skins. On metal, sculptured-jewels mimic the feel of leather finishing. Chaînes wind around her neck mixing silver and nappa; bracelets stacked on her arm are adorned with metal stitches; signet rings are in harmony with the raw effect of GALUCHAT and the natural opalescence of quartzes. 

This unique interweaving of modern vision and tradition transmits a sense of exclusivity. Salvatore Ferragamo’s Resort 2013 woman.

Image credit courtesy of Salvatore Ferragamo

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