Marisa Berenson Goes Big in 1970s Tiffany Gold Jewelry

Model Marisa Berenson makes the most of the ’70s yellow gold trend in larger-than-life animal-themed Tiffany bracelets

Yves Saint Laurent once called supermodel Marisa Berenson “the girl of the ’70s.” Berenson, who was discovered by legendary fashion editor Diana Vreeland, was also the granddaughter of influential couturiere Elsa Schiaparelli. And it was Schiaparelli who gave renowned Tiffany & Co. designer Jean Schlumberger his first break in fashion. Schlumberger started out in the fashion industry making buttons for Schiaparelli, before designing her costume ­jewelry collections in the 1930s. The dots of these associations connect sublimely in this image: Berenson in front of the lens for Vogue, then edited by Vreeland, wearing safari-themed Tiffany & Co. bracelets. It’s unknown ­whether Schlumberger himself designed these bracelets, but he certainly created a spectacular gilded menagerie during his tenure at Tiffany. Vreeland once wrote that he “appreciated the miracle of ­jewels,” adding, “For him, they are the ways and means to the realization of his dreams.”

(Bert Stern/Condé Nast/Getty)

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