In the 1960s Coppola created “satellite orbit earrings” for Emilio Pucci, as well as sparkling baubles for Valentino and Ken Scott. The A.P. credited the company with “providing much of the glitter for Italian shows.” Even earlier, it was supplying jewelry to Paris couturiers including Elsa Schiaparelli and Christian Dior. Nostalgia for 1950s and 1960s glamour inspired Longhitano to acquire the brand, but both he and Jardini trace their memories of Coppola e Toppo to the 1970s. Longhitano was introduced to Coppola’s work by a stylish aunt; Jardini, who is best known for her years at Moschino, was a collector of this Italian bigiotteria.
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