January 17, 2011 11:58:19 AM IST Glamsham Editorial
Palazzo Spini Feroni, Salvatore Ferragamo's historic Florentine headquarters, will host a special guest from India this month. Abhishek Bachchan will be visiting the Florentine label as part of the 'Shoes for a Star' project, becoming the first Indian actor to receive the made-to-order Tramezza shoes from Ferragamo. GQ India will report on the special occasion.
It is an exceptional initiative in which the much admired actor will enjoy Salvatore Ferragamo's warm hospitality at the grandest private medieval palace in the city.
During his stay at the centrally-located Hotel Lungarno, which is owned by the Salvatore Ferragamo Group, Abhishek Bachchan has been invited to Palazzo Spini Feroni for a welcome lunch with the Ferragamo family, followed by a personalised tour of the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum.
In the course of his visit, Abhishek Bachchan will experience the rich heritage of Ferragamo and its fine shoemaking as he interacts with expert shoemakers who will measure his feet for wooden lasts, an essential part of the Ferragamo shoemaking process. He will also meet with Ferragamo's renowned shoe designers who will create a customised shoe in line with Abhishek's distinct tastes and requests.
The made-to-order Tramezza is a personalised, handmade men's shoe featuring a stitched welting construction, the ultimate shoe crafting technique. The customer selects the materials, colours and styles in an expression of his individual style at the height of luxury.