By  on October 22, 2018

Passionate. Intense. Kind. A flag bearer for Made in Italy.

Those were all words used by industry members to describe Wanda Miletti Ferragamo, who died Friday afternoon in Fiesole, Italy, near her beloved Florence. The matriarch of the Salvatore Ferragamo family, and honorary president of the company since 2006, was 96. She was the wife of the shoe designer and innovator Salvatore Ferragamo, who created the platform and cage heels and was instrumental in developing the company after her husband’s death in 1960, which left her not only their company but a widow with six children: Fiamma, Giovanna, Fulvia, Ferruccio, Massimo and Leonardo.

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