Celebrities in Switzerland: Paloma Picasso
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Picasso, Paloma (1949 - ) Spain / Businessman / VD

Paloma Picasso, designer and business woman, moved to Switzerland in January, 2001. The daughter of Pablo Picasso was born in 1949 in Vallauris on the French Riviera. Fruit of the union between the master of modern art, Pablo Picasso, and Françoise Gilot, artist and writer, Paloma Picasso is represented in many of her father's works, such as Paloma with an Orange and Paloma in Blue.

Surrounded by artists from a very young age, Paloma Picasso began her career as a designer. In the 1980s, she launched her own brand, Paloma Picasso, and created many perfumes and designer fashion accessories.

In early 2001, the business woman and her husband, doctor Eric Thévenet, settled in the canton of Vaud, an area where they had often gone to ski. What Paloma Picasso appreciates most is the tranquility of the country, where she can recuperate in peace and quiet between business trips.

Truly in love with the Lake Geneva region, Paloma Picasso inaugurated the Lausanne-based Paloma Picasso Foundation, which aims to promote the works of her parents and particularly of her mother, Françoise Gilot, whose artistic endeavors are little known in Europe.

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