1 May 1940 |
|Education||Volbicela School, Rome|
She was born in Florence, Italy, in 1940, the daughter of a well-to-do Roman family. Educated at Volbicela School in Rome, with a diploma in interior design. In early jobs she was a French teacher, a ski instructor and a model. She moved to New York in 1968, where she began modeling and designing jewelry for a handful of top designers, including Halston, Giorgio di Sant' Angelo and Tiffany & Co.. Peretti is also a member of the International Best Dressed List since 1973.
She designed the containers for Halston's fragrance and cosmetic lines, and many of Tiffany's best-selling items including the famous 'teardrop' necklaces and 'thumb' vases in white. Both are examples of her simple organic aesthetic. She is noted for creating understated and timeless pieces that have become favourites of stars such as Keira Knightley who is often seen wearing her Elsa Peretti Round Pendant.
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