I was saddened to hear of the passing of style icon and design legend Elsa Peretti today. I published these two posts in 2017 and 2020 and am continually inspired by her enduring style, both personally and in her work.
AN ELSA PERETTI CLASSIC (above): Revisiting an all time favorite from Elsa Peretti for Tiffany & Co. The iconic mesh scarf necklace has been around since 1975 – the same year Halston showed a Peretti gold mesh bra and scarf in his fall collection. Over forty years later, it still looks completely chic and modern today.
PAST AND PRESENT IN VOGUE: Lately, one of my favorite stories on Vogue has been a series called Past/Present. Editors select articles, images, or photoshoots from the past and share why they carry personal significance or meaning. The story on Elsa Peretti photographed in her New York apartment in 1976 is especially chic. A less-is-more design aesthetic is reflected across the board with her personal style, home decor, and her iconic jewelry line for Tiffany & Co. All in all, Peretti epitomizes an indisputable timeless style in my book.
Read the full story here.
Photos: Horst P. Horst