- Name: Elsa Peretti
- Born: 05/01/1940 (80 years old)
- Occupation: Jewelry designer, philanthropist, former fashion model
Elsa Peretti (born 1 May 1940) is an Italian jewelry designer and philanthropist as well as a former fashion model. Her jewelry and design pieces for Tiffany & Co., are included in the 20th century collection of the British Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. In 1974 Peretti, the fashion model of Halston, Helmut Newton and Francesco Scavullo, arrived at Tiffany’s with her modern jewelry. John Lorning’s Tiffany Style – 170 Years of Design, devotes 18 pages of images of her jewelry and tableware design. She is largely responsible for the restoration of the village of Sant Martí Vell in Catalonia, Spain. Through her foundations, she supports a wide variety of cultural, social, and artistic causes.
Birth Place: Florence, Italy
Elsa Peretti quotes :
I can hold a cup of sake on a full moon in Japan, and the reflection of the moon in that little cup can make me feel so enthusiastic about beauty. That one good, magical moment can give me enough to create other things like the teardrop earring or necklace.Elsa Peretti
You think about the beauty and what you want to transmit. If I think about designing, I can't design.Elsa Peretti