This new project combines creative genius, fashion, art and history. Salvatore Ferragamo will in fact be the exclusive sponsor of the latest Leonardo da Vinci exhibition, "The Saint Anne, Leonardo da Vinci's Ultimate Masterpiece.” The show will run at the Louvre from March 29 to June 25, 2012. The exhibition celebrates Leonardo da Vinci’s painting in oils on wood entitled "The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne", a work executed between 1503 and1519. The Louvre has recently restored this piece. The show, subtitled "Leonardo da Vinci's last masterpiece," will include drawings and manuscripts that shed light on the creation of the painting.
Ferruccio Ferragamo, Chairman of the Ferragamo Group, said, “It is a great honour for our family and our fashion group to have been chosen amongst the other highly esteemed contestants to sponsor this exclusive event. Endless creativity, an innovative aesthetic, artisanal roots and groundbreaking research have always characterized the Italian genius, as embodied by Leonardo da Vinci, that we have always appreciated. These values are dating back to my father and have always inspired our work and the reality of our company."
On the occasion of this exhibition, Salvatore Ferragamo will present its 2012 Resort collection, designed by Creative Director Massimiliano Giornetti, with an exclusive event. On 12 June 2012, the creations of the Maison will stride down a unique 120-metre runway, under the archways of the Denon peristyle that frames the Louvre. It is the first time that the museum has granted the use of its historical interiors for a runway show. Previously, similar events have taken place in the court yard next to the glass pyramid.