Fulco Santostefano della Cerda, Duke of Verdura and Marquis of Murata la Cerda (20 March 1898 – 15 August 1978), was an influential Italian jeweller. His career began with an introduction to designer Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel by composer Cole Porter. He opened his own jewelry salon, which he called Verdura, in 1939.
He was the last to bear the now-defunct Sicilian title of Duke of Verdura, and his cousin was a prominent Sicilian prince, Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, author of the famous novel The Leopard.
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Catalog for the 2008 exhibition of photographs by Gendel featuring the active social life of designer Fulco di Verdura and his friends in Rome, Europe, and America.