Salvatore Ferragamo was an Italian shoe designer. Who was born on June 5, 1898, in Bonito, Italy to Antonio and Mariantonia Ferragamo. He was number 11 of the 14 Ferragamo children. Some people struggle to figure out their career path. Others, like Salvatore Ferragamo, know exactly what they want to do from a young age. Ferragamo's father was none too keen on his son's aspirations, but that didn't stop the budding designer from watching the local shoemaker perform his craft. His studying would prove beneficial the night before his sister Giuseppina's first communion, when he made her a pair of white shoes to wear to the church. At only nine years old, Ferragamo was already a craftsman.