Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Fashion Muse: Elsa Peretti

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This Florence born fabulous woman moved to New York in the 1960's where she started designing jewelry for big names like Halston, Oscar de la Renta,Tiffany and Giorgio di Sant'Angelo.She was known for wearing many designs by Halston for whom she created bottles for fragrances and  containers for cosmetic lines.Her most famous collaboration was and still is the one with Tiffany.Her friend Halston was the one that helped her negotiate the first contract with the jewelry brand 40 years ago.The teardrop necklace and thumb vases became one of the most best selling items.

in Hong Kong, late 60's
Elsa wearing a Halston dress,1970's
another shot by Elsa in Halston, 1972
in a Halston bunny costume by Helmut Newton,New York,1975
“Helmut and I were having an affair. He was a Scorpio. There is something between Scorpio and Taurus,” she says, taking on a suggestive tone. “One morning, he said, ‘I want to do a picture of you.’ I didn’t know what to wear. I went to my closet and came out wearing this costume I’d worn to a party with Halston. Helmut was flabbergasted. He took me on the terrace and took the photo. It was 11 A.M.”
another beautiful creation by Halston
photographed by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders in 1990
the teardrop necklace made for Tiffany
open heart necklace

the thumb vase
Elsa Peretti for Halston snake belt
images via google

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