Picasso, Paloma (1949–)

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Picasso, Paloma (1949–)

French designer. Born in Paris, France, Aug 19, 1949; 2nd child and only dau. of Pablo Picasso (1881–1973, artist) and Françoise Gilot (b. 1922, artist); studied jewelry design and fabrication at a school in Nanterre, France; m. Rafael López-Sanchez (play-wright-director, div. 1999); m. Eric Thevennet (gynecologist), Feb 1999.

A top jewelry designer for the prestigious Tiffany and Co. as well as an arbiter of fashion among the international set, was 1st commissioned by St. Laurent to design a line of fashion jewelry (1969); also designed furs for Jacques Kaplan and gold jewelry for Zolotas, a Greek firm, and dabbled in the cinema, appearing in Walerian Borowczyk's Immoral Tales (1974); branched out into perfume (1984), creating a 10-product line bearing her name.

See also Women in World History.

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