Elsa Peretti: A Look Back at The Jewelry Designer’s Life and Work / Marion Fasel and Jonathan Wahl - 92Y, New York

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Elsa Peretti: A Look Back at The Jewelry Designer’s Life and Work

Marion Fasel and Jonathan Wahl
Elsa Peretti
Elsa Peretti wearing her Bottle pendant with her dog in Sant Marti Vell, Spain, circa 1974. Photo by Hilda Moray.

A visionary, Elsa Peretti changed the jewelry landscape when she joined Tiffany in 1974.

Elsa Peretti is famous for her sleek Tiffany creations and her high-profile life among the fashion luminaries in New York during the 1970s. Find out much more about the designer, who died last month at 80, in this far-reaching conversation celebrating her fascinating life and singular creative process. Jewelry journalist and historian, Marion Fasel who interviewed Peretti numerous times, joins Jewelry Center Director Jonathan Wahl to review the designer’s passion for craftsmanship as well as the quirky, personal and often surprising stories that inspired all of her iconic work.

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Marion Fasel

Marion Fasel

Marion Fasel is the founder and editorial director of The Adventurine, an online magazine which covers every facet of fine jewelry …

Jonathan Wahl

Jonathan Wahl

Jonathan Wahl joined 92nd Street Y in July 1999 as director of the jewelry and metalsmithing program in 92Y's School of the Arts …

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