With the upcoming Cannes International Film Festival, the high jewellery workshops of maison Chopard are giving life to a dazzling collection dreamed up by Caroline Scheufele. Stemming from her creative instinct, imagination and unrivalled mastery of diverse skills within the Chopard workshops, 71 creations will be rolled out this year, dedicated to the world’s greatest actresses during their appearances on the red carpet. The 71 unequivocally ingenious and stunning models in this impressive collection will be unveiled on the red carpet of the world’s largest film festival from May 8th to 19th 2018. A sure promise of dreams and enchantment.
An ode to femininity and beauty, these remarkable jewellery creations will be worn by the greatest actresses on the red carpet, making Chopard an inescapable force to be reckoned with in the world of glamour. Having partnered with the Cannes Festival for 20 years, the maison annually crafts the renowned Palme d’or, made from Fairmined-certified ethical gold. While the high jewellery ateliers are hard at work on these unparallelled works of art, Caroline Scheufele – the woman who inspired them – announces an edition brimming with surprises through a sketch of the first creation of the collection.
Every year since 2007, Chopard’s co-president and creative director Caroline Scheufele has been creating and directing a high jewellery collection, taking up the extraordinary challenge of releasing a number of jewellery models equivalent to the edition number of the festival itself.
In the sketch, one sees one of the star models in the 2018 Red Carpet collection: an astonishing necklace of real feathers, inspired by the costumes, traditional skills and crafts of the peoples on the Mongolian Plateau. In a major first for the Maison, this airy creation combines a magnificent sculpted cameo graced by volutes of precious stones with a feather necklace. The resulting shimmering work of art draws upon the mastery cultivated within the Chopard high jewellery ateliers, the largest in Switzerland and home to more than 45 specialised artisans.
A keen film enthusiast, Caroline Scheufele has transformed her own love story with film-making into an ongoing, over 20-year partnership with the Cannes International Film Festival. The Palme d’or – which she personally redesigned and is crafted in the Chopard workshops from Fairmined-certified ethical gold – is the dazzling symbol of this sparkling pairing.