Elsa Peretti, the famous jewelry designer for Tiffany & Co., has died, according to a statement from the company. He was 80 years old.
Peretti died in Spain on Thursday, March 18, according to a statement from his foundation.
“Elsa was not just a designer, but a way of life,” read the statement from Tiffany & Co., describing her as a “larger than life” person who “touched everyone at Tiffany & Co.”
Elsa Peretti is seen in New York on December 10, 2009. Credit: Patrick McMullan via Getty Images
“A master craftswoman, Elsa was responsible for a revolution in the world of jewelry design. Her collections of sensual and organic forms have inspired generations,” the statement said. “Elsa’s relationship with style and the natural world was deeply personal and strongly reflected in her creations. Over the past 50 years, Elsa has created some of the most innovative jewelry and object designs in the world.”
Elsa Peretti is seen in New York in 1970. Credit: PL Gould / Images Press / Getty Images
“We could do a lot better,” he said. “I’m trying to do something good.”