Salvatore Ferragamo was an Italian shoe designer noted for his creative and scientific approach to footwear design. He learned his craft at a young age, making his first shoes at 9 years of age. After studying shoemaking in Naples, he moved to the United States in 1914, where he worked at a boot factory in Boston before setting his sights on the burgeoning film industry. He soon became known as the shoemaker of the stars and his popularity exploded across the globe – with shops as far afield as Florence, Italy. On his passing in 1960, the company remained in the family hands and expanded its empire to include bags, eyewear, accessories and perfumes. They currently have over 40 fragrances which include Incanto and Tuscan Soul.