Verdura Monaco


Fulco Santostefano della Cerda, Duke of VERDURA left Palermo in 1919 after the death of his father and spends years with the high society partying between Cannes, Venice and Paris. For six years he is head of the Chanel jewelry department, he redraws the private collection jewelry of Mademoiselle, offered by such figures as the Duke of Westminster and the Grand Duke Dimitri of Russia. With his stones he makes Maltese cross bracelets and earrings of pearls surrounded with braided gold soon to become one of the recurring paterns of Verdura and Chanel.
He meets Baron Nicolas de Gunzburg and decides to go to America in 1934 to become editor of magazines such as Harper's Bazaar, Vogue and Town & Country, where Verdura jewelry appear on the cover, while drawing Verdura for Paul Flato. He worked

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