Gabriella Crespi (1922–2017) was a Milanese artist and designer whose bohemian, elegant style can be admired in jewellery, furniture and sculpture. Crespi's educational background is in architecture, which she studied at the prestigious Politecnico di Milan. She began her career in the 1950s and continued to create designs that blur the line between product and art until her death in 2017.
Crespi was known not only as an artist and designer but a veritable cosmopolitan who moved smoothly in the social circles of her time with European royalty and Hollywood icons like Audrey Hepburn. Travelling was always close to Crespi’s heart, and many of her works show influences from other cultures – Crespi was particularly interested in Asian philosophies. In her career, Crespi also collaborated with Dior and Stella McCartney, among others, and was considered a muse of Valentino Garavani, the founder of the Italian fashion house Valentino.
Gabriella Crespi has designed pieces for the following brands: GUBI