Tuesday, April 20, 2021

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Elsa Peretti, fashion model and renowned jewelry designer, dies at 80

Her death was announced in a joint statement from her company and the Nando and Elsa Peretti Foundation. The cause was not disclosed.

When Ms. Peretti moved to Barcelona to become a model in the mid-1960s, her wealthy Italian family cut off financial support to her. She became part of an artistic enclave that included surrealist artist Salvador Dalí before moving to New York in 1968.

“I arrived with a black eye, from my lover, who didn’t want me to go,” she later recalled to Vanity Fair.

With her tall, elegant appearance, she became a favorite model of designers, including

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Elsa Peretti, Star Designer for Tiffany & Company, Dies at 80

Perhaps the most famous photo of Ms. Peretti was not one from a modeling assignment but the 1975 morning-after shot by the celebrity photographer Helmut Newton, with whom she was romantically involved at the time. She stands on an apartment terrace, a cigarette dangling from her mouth, wearing a variation of the Playboy Bunny uniform — strapless, with long black gloves and a black mask.

If her night life affected her business productivity, it didn’t show. She branched out in terms of merchandise. There was a gold mesh bra, a line of ballpoint pens, silverware, ashtrays, even a sterling silver

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