Elsa Peretti’s designs for Tiffany & Co. have seduced the world with their fluid lines and sensual forms.
One of Elsa Peretti’s first jewelry designs. Pendant in sterling silver. Size large, on a 32″ chain. 63 x 54 mm. Bottle is open and can hold a flower. Original designs copyrighted by Elsa Peretti.
Tiffany’s flagship store, since 1940, is located at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street in Manhattan, New York City. The polished granite exterior is well known for its tiny window displays. The store has been the location for a number of films including Breakfast at Tiffany’s, starring Audrey Hepburn, and Sweet Home Alabama, starring Reese Witherspoon. The former Tiffany and Company Building on 38th Street is on the US National Register of Historic Places.
Famus Tiffany & Co Appearances
-In the 1948 movie Ladies of the Chorus, Tiffany’s is mentioned in the song “Every Baby Needs a Da-Da-Daddy”, which is sung by Marilyn Monroe.
-In the 1953 movie Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Marilyn Monroe sings the song “Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend”, which mentions Tiffany’s twice.
-Eartha Kitt’s classic Christmas song “Santa Baby” mentions purchasing decorations at Tiffany’s.
-In the 1956 James Bond novel, Diamonds Are Forever, one of Bond’s love interests is named Tiffany Case. In the 1971 film of the same name, the character explains that she is named after Tiffany & Co. (and has the distinction of being the first American Bond girl).
-In Truman Capote’s 1958 novella Breakfast at Tiffany’s the title of which is a reference to the store, one of the protagonists, Holly Golightly, constantly refers to the store as “the best place in the world, where nothing bad can take place.” The iconic 1961 film of the same name was based on Capote’s novella.
-In the 1958 movie “Auntie Mame” during the scene where the main characters learn that all of their investments are worthless due to the October 1929 stock market crash, Vera Charles states “And everyone said I was such a fool, spending all my money at Tiffany’s!”
-In The New York Times best-selling series, The Clique, the ninth novel is called Bratfest at Tiffany’s, a play on the movie and novella mentioned above, as well as the company itself. The main characters wear Tiffany & Co. bracelets in the book.
-In the TV series Ugly Betty one of the main characters Daniel Meade is shown to have been shopping for Tiffany jewelry for various women.
-In the popular TV series Gossip Girl one of the main characters Blair Waldorf is a fan of Audrey Hepburn movies and Blair has a dream which is a reference to Breakfast at Tiffany’s in the episode “Bad News Blair”. In the episode “Seventeen Candles” Chuck gives Blair a diamond necklace for her birthday. Because of Blair’s love of Audrey Hepburn, there is a misconception that the diamond necklace is from Tiffany’s. However, in the show Blair mentioned that the necklace was from Erickson Beamon.
-In the movie Legally Blonde and its sequel, the protagonist Elle Woods wears a heart necklace from Tiffany’s. In The Search for Elle Woods, for Legally Blonde: The Musical, the “Elles” were each presented with a replica necklace.
-Summer at Tiffany, a 2007 memoir by Marjorie Hart, details her experiences as one of the first two female floor employees at Tiffany during the summer of 1945. The book is full of Hart’s brushes with celebrities of the era, and other late WWII events in New York City.
-During the second season finale of Glee, “New York”, Rachel and Kurt are seen having breakfast in front of Tiffany & Co.
-In 2011 the Irish author Melissa Hill released a book called “Something from Tiffany’s”, in which two characters buy gifts for their respective girlfriends from the New York branch.
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