Every year, as a display of her unlimited creative talent, Taiwanese jewellery designer Cindy Chao takes it upon herself to create a new butterfly. Never short of spectacular, each and every one of these butterflies are fawned over by jewellery collectors all across the world, and this year’s — dubbed the 2019 Black Label Masterpiece ‘Aurora Butterfly Brooch’ — is no different.
To celebrate the 15th anniversary of Cindy Chao the Art Jewel, the high jewellery brand hosted its first event of 2020, at Thailand’s Wadorf Astoria Bangkok hotel. There, the stunning Aurora Butterfly Brooch was showcased, alongside various exquisite creations from the Black Label Masterpiece collection. Here’s our recap of the affair!
Cindy Chao: What’s the Craze?
Known for absolutely stunning pieces that are so delicate, they almost spring to life, Cindy Chao’s talent for creating comes as little surprise. As the granddaughter of an architect, and the daughter of a sculptor, her upbringing was one immersed in creativity. Today, her eponymous high jewellery label — Cindy Chao the Art Jewel — is known for being Asia’s first to reach the global stage. The museum-calibre pieces from her brand are featured in the likes of the Smithsonian Museum, and the jewellery house has been invited to attend prestigious international exhibitions in Paris, London, and the Netherlands.
Thailand’s Exclusive Private Viewing: What Went Down?
Among the key highlights of the event in Thailand was no doubt the unveiling of this year’s annual butterfly — a piece that will be revealed to international western media in Paris during Haute Couture week, which takes place towards the end of January.
In addition to the collection showcases, this time Cindy Chao also worked with renowned Thai photographer Nat Prakobsantisuk, and 12 well-recognised Thai celebrities, to create a special photography exhibition. A series of artistic and glamorous portraits, the photographs depict these celebrities wearing Cindy Chao’s art jewel pieces, as a tribute to Thai culture, under a concept of ‘The Masterpiece’. Scroll through the gallery below to see the 12 portraits.
The Event: Who Was There
For such a spectacular event, naturally society’s top personalities were spotted in attendance. Seen marvelling at the pieces were names like Polpat Asavaprapha, Cathleen Maleenont, Sirisopa Chulasewok, and Nalinee Worawongwasu. Scroll through the gallery below for more of who was there!
To find out more about Cindy Chao The Art Jewel, visit cindychao.com.