On my Facebook wall there appeared an advertisemnet to a Bonham’s auction on “Wearable Art” for October 12th, 2021. The catalogue is extremely impressive with pieces from Picasso to Peretti. On the latter’s creations, (Elsa Peretti) I happen to know quite a bit having worked with her for nine years and having known almost all of her collaborators -especially during her productive years. And I know how the early pieces came about… She had, what was once an American Institution behind her, … a win-win-win situation! https://cynthiadillon.com/wearable-art/
We are reproducing here a vignette by Barbara Dillon Hillas wrote on the passing ( March 18, 2021) of Tiffany and Co.'s foremost jewelry designer, Elsa Peretti.