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Ferragamo Reinterprets Its Iconic Ballerinas for Pre-Fall 2024

Classic meets contemporary

Celebrating 70 years of icon status, the ballet flat is integral to Ferragamo’s brand DNA. First created in 1954 by Salvatore Ferragamo himself, Mr. Ferragamo dedicated much of his creativity over the years to the ballet flat, having been deeply inspired by the elegance of ballet.

Interested in the anatomy of the foot from the start of his career, Salvatore Ferragamo began designing flat shoes in the 1920s. However, it was in 1954 that he created the Ferragamo Ballerina, which remains in the collection to this day.

That Ballerina was created originally for Audrey Hepburn, one of the most beloved actresses of the 1950s. The shoe paid homage to Hepburn’s past as a ballet dancer, and his ballerinas were later worn by stars like Marilyn Monroe, Greta Garbo, and more.

A 1950’s Favorite of the Stars

For Pre-Fall 2024, as the Florentine Design House celebrates 70 years of the iconic Ferragamo Ballerina, the shoe is given new life, reimagined by Maximilian Davis through a modern lens. Offering a contemporary spin on a true house classic, the new design features a pouch construction with pleats, a square toe, and an elastic strap that offers nods to classic pointe shoes.

There are a few variations offered, from shoes with the iconic double Gancini motif to ballerinas with the staple Vara hardware. The latter arrives in solid leather, metallic silver, bold glitter, and more.

Discover more below and shop the full range of Ferragamo Ballerinas now via Ferragamo.com.

Ferrgamo Ballet Flats 11
Ferrgamo Ballet Flats 10
Ferrgamo Ballet Flats 17
Ferrgamo Ballet Flats 18
Ferrgamo Ballet Flats 19
Ferrgamo Ballet Flats 21
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Carla
Carla
1 month ago

Imagine how beautiful these would be without Ferragamo written on them.

adguru
adguru
1 month ago
Reply to  Carla

I was just thinking that before I read your comment. 100%!

Meg
Meg
1 month ago
Reply to  Carla

Yes, I agree – they don’t need the logo, as the design should speak for itself. Having said that, I finally caved in after years of going back and forth on the classic black quilted low-heel Vara pump with patent toe, and I must say – I absolutely adore the shoes!

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King Charles' Inkpot
1 month ago
Reply to  Carla

…Bloch, Pretty Ballerinas, and old Lanvin flats are just as good. That being said, there’s something magical about an OG pair of Ferragamo shoes…

jiljenner
jiljenner
1 month ago
Reply to  Carla

I concur. My daughter loves all things twee and cutesy, so these would make an excellent gift for her; however, in these times, I’m hesitant to allow her to wear anything so obviously branded.

How I miss the days of logoless branding.

Meg
Meg
1 month ago
Reply to  jiljenner

I’m madly in love with my Vara low-heel pumps, but if the logo bothers you, maybe your daughter would like the Louboutin Mamaflirt. So cute! So twee! No logo!