Paloma Picasso was born in 1949 to famous artist Pablo Picasso and Françoise Gilot. In 1960s she was in Venice and began to imagine different jewelry pieces after seeing the pieces from other famous jewelers. She went off to study at the Université Paris Nanterre and began working as a costume designer/stylist for avant-garde theater in Paris. This is when she started exploring jewelry. She then began meeting with designer Yves Saint Laurent to ask advice in pricing and opinions in design. Saint Laurent, loved the designs she was showing and offered her a job. She began by designing jewelry to compliment his clothes. Multiples were made and the pieces were sold in YSL boutiques. From there Picasso went to work for Zolotas where they allowed her to be a part of their collections. Then in 1980 she moved on to Tiffany & Co. where she had stayed for some time. Picasso also became interested and designed accessories, wallpaper, sunglasses, linens, china, crystal, as well a perfume line and even a scarlet lipstick.