Shoes for a Star: Sonam Kapoor Receives her Custom-Made Ferragamos
Sonam Kapoor with her custom-made Ferragamo shoes
It was sparkling evening at the Salvatore Ferragamo boutique store at The Oberoi as Sonam Kapoor was presented with a pair of custom-made shoes by the Florentine label.
The sage peeptoes, adorned with the customary Ferragamo bow, were generously sprinkled with crystal jewels. They have been designed by Sonam herself as a part of the ‘Shoes for a Star’ project. Earlier this year, the actress was hosted by the Ferragamo family at Palazzo Spini Feroni. She met with expert shoe designers there and had her feet measured for wooden lasts - an essential part of the Ferragamo shoemaking process.
Ami Patel, creative director of Harper’s Bazaar, who was present at the event said, “Sonam Kapoor is definitely an international celebrity. She’s the perfect choice for this campaign because her sensibilities are perfectly in line with the brand.” The April 2012 issue of the magazine also featured an exclusive photo shoot of the actress sporting the Spring-Summer collection.
The inimitable treatment received by the actress was once reserved for Hollywood stars of another era. Greta Garbo, Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe are some of the actresses who have received customised shoes from the label. Recently, Bollywood celebrities like Abhishek Bachchan and Priyanka Chopra were also honoured in the same way.
The shoe last of Sonam Kapoor will now be exhibited at the Salvatore Ferragamo museum in Florence as a part of the legacy.