I bet some people don't even realize that Elsa Peretti is a real person and that she's still designing her eponymous collection for Tiffany & Co. She began her career as a model before branching out into jewelry design. There is a great new interview with the Italian designer in the new issue of Time Style & Design magazine on newsstands and online here. She's been designing for Tiffany & Co. since 1974 and just signed a 20 year contract at the age of 72. I hope I'm still going strong at that age!
Photographed by Helmut Newton November 1975.