In the evening of march 27th Salvatore Ferragamo celebrated the inauguration of the exhibition “The Saint Anne, Leonardo da Vinci’s Ultimate Masterpiece” at the Louvre Museum in Paris, acting as the sole sponsor.
An Italian dinner for 60 selected guests was held in the baroque setting of Café Mollien.
Beginning with an exclusive preview of the exhibition, where guests were able to admire Leonardo’s masterpiece, which has just been restored under the guidance of exhibition curator Vincent Delieuvin and the Italian restorer Cinzia Pasquali, the evening continued with a private visit of the museum.
James Ferragamo and Dolores Chaplin
The President of the Louvre, Henri Loyrette, accompanied the Ferragamo family and a selected number of celebrities and VIPs to admire the masterpieces in the Denon Wing.
Hilary Swank wearing a dress from Ferragamo`s PreFall 2012 collection.
For the celebration of the Italian genius Leonardo in the Parisian temple of art, Ferragamo decided to build an event totally framed within a “made in Italy” context: floral arrangements of roses, ranunculus, anemones and tulips in shades of red were delivered directly from Italy, and the dinner featured typical products from Tuscany.
Ferragamo designer Massimiliano Giornetti and Virgine Ledoyen.
In addition to the members of the Ferragamo family, many prominent guests attended the preview including, Hilary Swank, Carole Bouquet, Virginie Ledoyen, Elisa Sednaoui and Dolores Chaplin.
Elisa Sednaoui wearing a silk suit from Ferragamo`s Resort 2012 collection.
Ferruccio Ferragamo and Hilary Swank in front of DaVinci`s "The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne" masterpiece.
Hilary Swank and Massimiliano Giornetti in front of the Mona Lisa.
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