Chopard, the Swiss jeweller, that has been dressing up screen divas for the Cannes Red Carpet for the past 25 years, is responsible for making some of the world’s leading ladies look ethereal. Each of the pieces these actors wear on the red carpet is thus called the Red Carpet Collection. From Andie McDowell, Uma Thurman, Isabelle Huppert, Juliette Binoche, Sharon Stone and Julia Roberts and Sonam Kapoor, each of these legendary actresses have left a stunning imprint on the images from the film festival over the years.
The 2022 edition of the Cannes Festival is not only the 75th year of the film festival but also its 25th year of the association with Chopard, the leading Swiss jeweller, who has been the official sponsor of the festival since 1988 creating cinema-themed high jewelry collection. To honour this partnership, Chopard has also unveiled a special edition of the stunning Palme d'Or trophy, the most prestigious award reserved for the best film.
The artistic director and co-president of Chopard, Caroline Scheufele, chose to revisit the Palme d’Or trophy by setting two of its tiny leaves with diamonds, sourced from suppliers that are certified by the Responsible Jewellery Council. One will be graced with 75 diamonds symbolising the festival's jubilee, while the other will feature 25 diamonds to set the quarter-century of the partnership with Chopard in stone.
The Fairmined-certified 18-carat yellow gold Palme will not be placed on the traditional rock crystal cushion, but instead on a base made of rose quartz – a stone symbolising love.
Back to the jewellery, let’s talk a look at some of the stunning Chopard pieces leading ladies wore on the red carpet over the years.
At the 72nd Cannes Film Festival, Priyanka Chopra wore hammered Chopard danglers with a slit gown by Roberto Cavalli. The actor is most likely not going to be attending this year’s celebrations.
In 2019, Julianne Moore wore emerald earrings from the Chopard Red Carpet Collection. She matched her jewels from an outfit by Dior.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
At the 2014 celebrations of the Cannes festival, Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan looked ethereal in a pair of classic diamond drop earrings by Chopard and a Roberto Cavalli gown.
Colourful and yet subtle, actor Freida Pinto wore a pair of teardrop-shaped emeralds set in white diamonds for earrings for her 2012-appearance at the Cannes Red Carpet. She matched these earrings with a vibrant Louis Vuitton outfit.
At the 2016 Cannes Red Carpet, actor Julia Roberts wore a breathtaking 52.76-carat pear-shaped emerald and diamond Chopard necklace with her Armani Privé dress. She also created quite a bit of a stir at the event by turning up barefoot.
The Spanish actor wore a diamond cocktail ring and pendant earrings shaped like flowers with a delightfully elegant Elie Saab gown for the 2014 Red Carpet at the Cannes.
Sonam Kapoor Ahuja
The gorgeous fashionista and actor Sonam Kapoor showed up at the 2019-edition of the Cannes in a layered emerald and diamond necklace with matching drop earrings. She wore this with a custom-designed tuxedo by Ralph & Russo.
French actor of Chocolat-fame turned up the Cannes Red Carpet in a sweeping dress by Giorgio Armani Privé and her hair tied back in a braid that made her a hit. Her simple diamond waterfall-like Chopard earrings really shone through due to her swept-back hair.
Uma Thurman, who was also a member of the jury at the Cannes Festival in 2011, wore a pair of diamond chandelier earrings set in 18-carat white gold. She paired them with a bracelet, also diamonds set in white gold.
In 2019, actor Elle Fanning showed up in a pair of pear and round-shaped diamond earrings that totalled to 38.99 carat and were set in 18-carat white gold. These were from the Red Carpet Collection by Chopard from that year. She paired those brilliant earrings with a pink satin gown by Gucci.