Paloma Picasso is the youngest daughter of 20th-century artist, Pablo Picasso and painter/writer Françoise Gilot. Her own artistic career began in 1968 when she became a costume designer in Paris. After her rhinestone necklace designs, crafted out of inexpensive flea market finds, gained recognition and admiration from critics, she enlisted in jewelry classes to hone her skills. Soon Yves Saint Laurent tapped her to design accessories for his collection. By 1971 Paloma was working for the Greek jewelry company Zolotas.