From 1960 until her death in 2018, Wanda Ferragamo was the driving force behind Salvatore Ferragamo. After the unexpected passing of her husband (who the company is named for), Wanda took over as president of the fashion house in order to carry on her late partner’s dream. “She was motivated by great love for my father and for what he had created. After his death she built the reputation for which Salvatore Ferragamo would come to be known around the world, a brand founded on sound moral values, respect for people and excellent product quality,” Wanda’s daughter Giovanna Gentile tells Vanity Fair. “She had incredible heart and passion and the most important thing I learned from her is to believe in a dream and do everything you can to realize it.” Read more at Vanity Fair.