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