Gourmet Wear

Chopard Calls Us Back to Cannes

A jewelry model-making craftsman working on a prototype of the City Lights rose brooch crafted in the workshops of the house of Chopard. Photo ©Chopard courtesy Chopard. Handout via The Gourmet Gazette

That time of year again is approaching. As March segues into April which jumps into May, preparations are underway for the 75th Cannes Film Festival slated to be held from May 17th to May 28th. One of the highlights of the event is the house of Chopard’s Red Carpet Collection of high jewelry. This year the house is celebrating 25 years of its historical partnership with the festival, one of the most prestigious in the world and has revealed the prototype of a first piece in the Chopard Loves Cinema collection which will ultimately englobe 75 Haute Joaillerie or High Jewelry creations.

A jewelry model-making craftsman working on a prototype of the City Lights rose brooch crafted in the workshops of the house of Chopard. Photo ©Chopard courtesy Chopard. Handout via The Gourmet Gazette

It is a delicate, diamond-encrusted rose brooch with articulated petals destined to embellish a luminous costume and that evokes the one worn by Charlie Chaplin on his lapel in City Lights, one of the great masterpieces of cinema. This white diamond-studded brooch has been chosen by Caroline Scheufele, the artistic director and co-president of Chopard and a keen lover of film, to open the ball of The Red Carpet Collection. Brooches are an elegant jewelry statement worn by both men and women. The Chopard rose was engraved by a goldsmith and features white diamond petals blooming at the tip of a stem bearing black diamond leaves, a chromatic tribute to the black and white images of Chaplin’s films.

The original sketch for the Red Carpet Collection City Lights rose brooch from the house of Chopard. ©Chopard courtesy Chopard. Handout via The Gourmet Gazette

The Chopard workshops craft all the trophies awarded at the closing ceremony, including the iconic Palme d’Or, which will be a special edition in tribute to the Festival’s 75th anniversary. With the Trophée Chopard, awarded to an up-and-coming actress and actor, the house continues to encourage and showcase young artists. Meanwhile since 2014 the Palme d’Or has been crafted from Fairmined-certified gold. The Palme and the other swards, crafted by the house in engraved rock crystal will be presented at the closing ceremony slated to be held on May 28th.
©Trish Valicenti for The Gourmet Gazette
https://www.chopard.com/intl/

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