Year of birth : 1887
Age: 128 years
Place of birth : Totowa, New Jersey, United States
Citizenship : United States
`Capezio` - brand, launched the project ` Capezio Ballet Makers Inc`; as well as the parent project, mainly engaged in dance shoes and other related accessories.
Corp. `Ballet Makers, Inc.` was founded in Totowa, New Jersey (Totowa, New Jersey),in 1887 Salvatore Capezio (Salvatore Capezio). Pretty soon Salvatore achieved outstanding success ; to the 30s of the 20th century in the works of Capezio dance already representatives of a number of famous Broadway projects - like the group ` Madness Zigfilda` (`Ziegfeld Follies`).
In 1941, it became known ,that ballet shoes from ` Kapetsio` have in the collection in one of the most famous spetsialistok for fashion design at the time - Claire McCardell (Claire McCardell). At that time, `Capezio` shoes sold in many famous stores - like ` Lord & Taylor` and `Neiman Marcus`.
On the 50th at 80ies of the 20th century the company was headed by Ben Sommers (Ben Sommers) - a direct relative of Salvatore Capezio is not necessary, however, in many respects replaced him a son. Under the leadership of Sommers Company continued its development ; Ben managed to push his child called his father in the world of high fashion - and in 1952-m the company even won `Coty Award` for his contribution to the industry.
Sadly, soon after this luck Ben Sommers left. In 1980, Alfred Terlizzi (Alfred Terlizzi), grandnephew of the company founder, has officially announced that in 1966, on the creation of his grandfather left alone title. As it appears,similarly assessed the situation and Sommers ; In any case, at this time, he sold the brand `Capezio` company ` U.S. Shoe Corporation`. Established after the sale of the company `Ballet Makers, Inc.` currently licensed once belonged to her name.
Despite that, the popularity of his label has not lost. At various times due footwear and accessories from `Capezio` managed to give Anna Pavlova and Fred Astaire (Fred Astaire), Gene Kelly (Gene Kelly) and Sammy Davis Jr. (Sammy Davis, Jr), Charles Coles (Charles` Honi` Coles) and Mick Jagger (Mick Jagger), Liza Minnelli (Liza Minnelli) and Gregory Hines (Gregory Hines),Debbie Allen (Debbie Allen) and Merrill Ashley (Merrill Ashley), Rob Marshall (Rob Marshall) and Brian Friedman (Brian Friedman), Madonna (Madonna) and Will Ferrell (Will Ferrell), Nicole Kidman (Nicole Kidman) and Gwen Stefani (Gwen Stefani).