Eternally Elsa Peretti

Eternally Elsa Peretti

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Eternally Elsa Peretti

Sporting the best of Resort, supermodel Edie Campbell channels the vibrant spirit of Elsa Peretti, the Italian-born model, muse, and artistic visionary that changed the world of jewelry, forever

Sporting the best of Resort, supermodel Edie Campbell channels the vibrant spirit of Elsa Peretti, the Italian-born model, muse, and artistic visionary that changed the world of jewelry, forever

Photography: Nathaniel Goldberg

Styling: Anastasia Barbieri

Text: Dania Curvy

Hailing from Florence, Elsa Peretti studied interior design in Rome, then proceeded into her modeling career in Barcelona and New York. An enigmatic muse for creatives like legendary designer Halston and renowned photographer Hiro, Peretti exuded vibrancy, tomboy beauty, and je ne sais quoi magnetism. The same vivacious energy fueled the biomorphic jewelry designs through which she asserted her artistic independence. Peretti’s star-making moment came in 1969, with the launch of her iconic sterling silver bud vase on a chain, shown as part of the Italian designer Giorgio di Sant’Angelo’s show. The unusual design was the catalyst for a multi-decade career as an innovator in high jewelry, and in 1974 she began a long-standing business partnership as a designer for Tiffany and Co.

Edie wears dress and sweater Missoni Belt and sunglasses vintage from Anouschka Earrings and bracelets Tiffany & Co. Necklace Césarée Top ring (left) Marc Deloche Bottom ring (left) Goossens On face Lancôme Hydra Zen Anti-Stress Moisturizing Face Cream

Elsa created jewelry for women and with women in mind. Casual, yet statement-worthy, the use of materials like sterling silver led her to uncover a new market of women purchasing practical and affordable jewelry pieces for themselves, without a man, thus recreating the notion of what fine jewelry is and could be. The revolutionary designer and model passed on March 19, 2021, at the age of 80 leaving behind a strong legacy of female entrepreneurship, beloved designs, unadulterated kindness, and her charitable grant organization, The Nando and Elsa Peretti Foundation, dedicated to her late father, Nando Peretti.

 

 

Coat Chloé Dress vintage Gucci from Anouschka Sunglasses Max Mara Earrings Pomellato Bracelet (right) and ring (left) Tiffany & Co. Bracelet (left) Hermès Top ring (right) Marc Deloche Bottom ring (right) Goossens

Dress Valentino Earrings Leda Madera Top necklace Bonanza Bottom necklace vintage from Galerie Argiles Bracelet Kilometre Glasses vintage Loewe from Marc Le Bihan Paris

Top and pants Fendi Shoes By Far Glasses vintage Loewe from Marc Le Bihan Paris Earrings Jil Sander Ring (left) Tiffany & Co. Ring (right) Marc Deloche Bracelets and belt Hermès Necklace stylist’s own

Cape and dress Chanel Belt Deborah Drattell Shoes Lemaire Earrings Hermès Top necklace Jacquemus Bottom necklaces and bracelets Tiffany & Co. Ring Goossens Sungasses vintage Port Tanger from Marc Le Bihan Paris

Dress Versace Top (worn on neck) APC Earrings Jil Sander Bracelets and ring (right) Tiffany & Co. Ring (left) Marc Deloche Pen Cartier Agenda (on table) Hermès

Jacket Celine by Hedi Slimane Earrings Jil Sander Necklace Sarah Madeleine Bracelet and ring Tiffany & Co. On eyes Kosas Brow Pop Dual-Action Defining Pencil On lips Hermès Rosy Lip Enhancer 14 Rose Abricoté

Jacket and pants Gucci Shoes Loro Piana Sunglasses vintage Gucci from Marc Le Bihan Paris Earrings Hermès Scarf and bracelet Tiffany & Co. Ring Marc Deloche

Credits:

Makeup Tom Pecheux (SAFE)

Hair Laurent Philippon (Bryant Artists)

Model Edie Campbell (DNA)

Manicure Julie Villanova (Artlist)

Set design Hervé Sauvage (Tristan Godefroy)

Producer Ugo Dumont (138 Production)

Production Manager Ashley Hayward (138 Production)

Production Coordinator Leelo Turmeau (138 Production)

Digital technician Sarah Reimann

Photo assistants Corinne Mutrelle, Aurélien Nobécourt, Louis Andrieu

Stylist assistants Roberto Piu, Bianca Diocesano, Hector J. Guzman

Set design assistant Antone Raffalli

Production assistants Arthur Debriffe, Julien Fernandes

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