Mafalda von Hessen

Mafalda Margarethe Prinzessin und Landgräfin von Hessen (born 6 July 1965), known also as Princess Mafalda of Hesse, is a German aristocrat and fashion designer. She is the eldest child of Moritz, Landgrave of Hesse and Princess Tatiana of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg.

Mafalda von Hessen
Born (1965-07-06) 6 July 1965 (age 57)
Kiel, West Germany
(m. 1989; div. 1990)

Carlo Galdo
(m. 1991; div. 1999)

(m. 2000; div. 2014)
IssueTatiana Galdo
Polissena Galdo
Count Cosmo Brachetti Peretti
Count Briano Brachetti Peretti
FatherMoritz, Landgrave of Hesse
MotherPrincess Tatiana of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg

Fashion careerEdit

Mafalda von Hessen studied at New York University and has a master's degree in design. After graduating, she worked for the Roman costume house Tirelli and the designer Patrick Kinmonth. She has also served as a style ambassador for Giorgio Armani. In autumn 2015, she released her latest collection.[2]

She was named in Vanity Fair's 2007 International Best-Dressed List.[3]

Marriages and childrenEdit

Mafalda first married Count Enrico Marone Cinzano on 8 July 1989, but they divorced soon after. The marriage was childless.[4]

Second, she married Carlo Galdo on 19 December 1991. They have two children together: Tatiana Galdo (born 20 January 1992) and Polissena Galdo (born 30 September 1993). The couple divorced in 1999.[4]

Third, Mafalda married Count Ferdinando Brachetti Peretti on 14 July 2000. They have two children together: Count Cosmo Brachetti Peretti (born 11 January 2000) and Count Briano Brachetti Peretti (born 16 April 2002).[4] They were divorced in 2014.[1]



  1. ^ a b Reginato, James (August 2014). "How Elsa Peretti Survived Studio 54–era New York". Vanity Fair. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Extremely Cultivated. Princess Mafalda von Hessen sows the seeds of ready-to-wear". W Magazine. 25 September 2015. Archived from the original on 16 March 2016. Retrieved 15 March 2016.
  3. ^ "The 2007 International Best-Dressed List Photos. Princess Mafalda of Hesse". Vanity Fair.
  4. ^ a b c "Mafalda Margarethe Prinzessin von Hessen-Kassel". The Peerage.
  5. ^ Darryl Roger Lundy, The Peerage, Wikidata Q21401824

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