In the wake of its official partnership with the Cannes Film Festival, each year Chopard presents its Red Carpet Collection, an array of Haute Joaillerie creations born of the marriage between its boundless creativity and its incomparable jewellery expertise. For the 75th edition of the Festival, Co-President and Artistic Director Caroline Scheufele chose the theme ‘Chopard Loves Cinema’ as the inspiration for the collection. She designed 75 pieces of jewellery as an epic saga inspired by the grand adventure that is cinema, from its black and white charms to its dizzying contemporary colours. This creative abundance draws on her own cinematographic repertoire, of which some of the most magnificent creations are presented during the Haute Couture Week in Paris.
On the occasion of Haute Couture Week in Paris (4 to 7 July 2022), Chopard – a jeweller member of the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode – is exhibiting the treasures of its Red Carpet Collection. Nurtured by the gourmet and eclectic tastes of the Maison’s indefatigable Co-President and Artistic Director, Caroline Scheufele, this collection of 75 Haute Joaillerie creations pays tribute to the craftsmanship and creativity of Chopard’s jewellers. Much like a film director, Caroline Scheufele – a keen lover of the seventh art has devised jewellery freely inspired by films that have had a lasting impact on her.
From films to jewellery: boundless inspiration
Established on Place Vendôme, Chopard presents a selection from its Red Carpet Collection featuring necklaces, earrings and bracelets fashioned from unique gemstones. An eye-catching diamond necklace showcases a 70-carat pear-shaped fancy light brownish yellow centre stone, while a long necklace graced with a “Peace and Love” pendant comes to life with flowers in sapphires, amethysts, tsavorites and garnets.
An imposing necklace of rubellites and pink sapphires sculpts the look of its wearer, forming a claudine collar. With its lacework of pink stones and meticulous finishing, this creation offers a bold and contemporary take on a fashion classic. Likewise, this pair of earrings featuring a total of 35 carats of pear-shaped diamonds set in long pendants enhances a majestic bearing.
Other treasures in the Red Carpet Collection include a pair of tinted titanium earrings creating the impression that the rosette-set gems – sapphires, amethysts and yellow diamonds – are floating in mid-air. There is also a cuff bracelet whose array of kunzites, sapphires, amethysts and tanzanites creates an enchanted garden around the wrist, as well as a pair of rose and white gold earrings punctuated by a gold motif sculpted by the artisans of the Maison.