Ila + Canfora Capri Sandal
THE BEST HANDMADE SANDALS SINCE 1946
It was the year 1946, the war had only just ended, and Capri was once again, inundated with travelers arriving from every corner of the globe: royals, artists, intellectuals, and actors, all of whom shared the same desire to enjoy life like never before.
Amedeo Canfora decided to open a sandal shop.
Soraya, Princess Margaret, Maria Callas and Grace Kelly were among the first famous clients to purchase a pair of Canfora’s made-to-measure sandals…
And yet, whether she was a crowned princess or a modest maid, my Grandfather treated all his customers with the very same discretion and devotion. The only exception he ever made was for Jackie Kennedy, in 1962. Having heard that the best sandals were made by Canfora, America’s notoriously fashion conscious First Lady asked that the shop be opened exclusively for her, at midnight, so that she could choose her sandals at leisure and in the utmost privacy.
Jackie Kennedy’s request was satisfied, and as a result, Amedeo Canfora created the "K" model: a sandal as simple and chic as the female style icon who inspired it.
Jackie returned on numerous occasions over the years, before and after having married Onassis, to purchase yet more sandals by Canfora. "
As Timeless as JACKIE O...
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