Gabor Shoes BiographySource(google.com.pk)
The Gabor footwear brand was first established in 1949 near Hamburg, Germany and are now producing a staggering 20,700 pairs of shoes a day at their manufacturing plants. However, this vast production of Gabor shoes, doesn't mean a fast manufacturing process, as time and care is taken to ensure that every shoe Gabor produce is worthy of receiving the Gabor name.
The Gabor brand boast that within their manufacturing process, there is 250 manufactured parts, 140 individual stages and 45 different materials, and only when these are carried out or are of the highest of standards, will the shoes become a Gabor one. To achieve such high quality shoes and boots, Gabor employ the use of specialised lasts to create each individual footwear model, deeming their lasts, “the soul of the shoe”. This last is what the entire 250 parts of their shoes are fitted upon, and when used alongside the highest quality of leather, they believe that a fashionable shoe that customers can rely on is produced.
This customer confidence is something that Gabor are very proud of and endeavour to continue to achieve such a belief from their customers. They do this by employing a transparency within the brand, so each stage, manufacturing process, material and so on are seen in their entirety by their customers. They also adhere to strict environmental factors, ensuring that at regular intervals, the manufacturing processes and materials used are strictly tested for the health and ecological impacts. Equally, they request exactly the same adherence of these factors from their partners, basing their relationships on trust and co-operation.
At the age of 13, Gabor was sent to Lausarine, Switzerland, to attend boarding school. While finishing her studies, Gabor was discovered by the famous operatic tenor Richard Tauber, who invited the teenager to sing the soubrette in his new operetta, Der singende Traum, or The Singing Dream. After spending three months at the Vienna Acting Academy, Gabor made her stage debut. That same year, Gabor married her first husband, 35-year-old Turkish government official Burhan Asaf Belge, to whom she proposed. She was only 15 years old at the time. In celebration of the engagement, Gabor's parents gave their daughter a 10-karat diamond, among other lavish gifts.
Four years later, at the age of 19, Gabor was crowned Miss Hungary. But her marriage had begun deteriorating, and by 1941 Gabor and her husband agreed to go their separate ways. That same year, Gabor's parents also began the process of divorce. Gabor and her mother decided to head to the U.S. to join Eva, who was already living in the country with her new husband. Zsa Zsa applied for an official divorce shortly after she was on American soil.
Not long after her arrival in the U.S., Gabor met hotel magnate and recent bachelor Conrad Hilton. The couple began flirting at an upscale club and, according to Gabor, the millionaire offered Zsa Zsa $20,000 to accompany him to Florida that night. She refused. Four months later, on April 10, 1942, the couple married. They had one child together, daughter Francesca, before their divorce in 1947.
Hollywood Career and Scandals
Zsa Zsa's good looks and charm landed her a film career in Hollywood, and in 1952 she made her big-screen debut in Lovely to Look At. That same year, she also had a part in We're Not Married! with Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire, and a starring role in Moulin Rouge with José Ferrer. Garbor later appeared opposite actor George Sanders in Death of a Scoundrel (1956) and had a small role in Orson Welles' classic Touch of Evil (1958).
Also in the 1950s, Gabor worked on television, making guest appearances on such shows as The Life of Riley, Playhouse 90, Matinee Theatre, Burke's Law, Gilligan's Island, and Batman. Vivacious and humorous, Gabor was also a popular guest on talk shows and celebrity game shows.