Born to Pablo and Franµoise Gilot, began her work as a theater costume designer with a penchant for jewelry

Paloma (1949): born to Pablo Picasso and Françoise Gilot, she began her work as a theater costume designer

Paloma Picasso(1949). Daughter of Pablo Picasso and Franµoise Gilot, she started off as a theatrical costume designer, but immediately showed a marked preference for jewelry. She designed necklaces using sequins from the Folies Bergères bikinis, and when she showed her first creations to Yves Saint Laurent he immediately gave her the task of designing a collection of jewelry for his next runway show.

She designed for the Greek brand Zolotas in 1972-73, and started working with Tiffany in 1980, creating numerous one-off pieces, including boxes inlaid with precious stones, insect brooches, and necklaces set with some of the largest and most precious examples of colored stones. Chicago’s Natural History Museum, The Field, has one of her bracelets on display, made of 408.63 carat moonstone. In addition to her jewelry, she has launched a perfume and a red lipstick called Paloma, a range of scarves, and a range of bags and accessories.

In 2010 Paloma celebrated her 30th anniversary with Tiffany, and to celebrate the collaboration she introduced the Marrakesh collection based on her love of Morocco. The following year, she debuted her Venice collection, a city she loved at first sight.

No shoes, two beaded branches on her hair, a lotus flower in her hand and an open platform on the sides. She caused a scandal by showing up at Palazzo Grassi at a party for the Biennale devoted to an exhibition on pop art. On another occasion she was photographed by Helmut Newton holding a glass in front of her exposed left nipple


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