Cate Blanchett wears Orchid earrings with tsavorites, yellow sapphires and garnets by Chopard (antoniobarrosfr / Shutterstock.com)
Araya Hargate wears diamond jewellery from Chopard's High Jewelry Collection (Picture courtesy of Giuseppe Zanotti)
Kristen Stewart adorns her Chanel black tulle gown with the brand’s Esprit du Lion diamond brooch (antoniobarrosfr / Shutterstock.com)
Julianne Moore wears diamond earrings from the High Jewelry Collection of Chopard (antoniobarrosfr / Shutterstock.com)
De Grisogono's Fawaz Gruosi walks the red carpet with model Romee Stirjd (antoniobarrosfr / Shutterstock.com)
Romee Stirjd wears a De Grisogono blue sapphire and diamond necklace with a 42-carat diamond centre gem (antoniobarrosfr / Shutterstock.com)
Penelope Cruz wears Atelier Swarovski Fine Jewellery earrings with Swarovski-created rubies and diamonds (Denis Makarenko / Shutterstock.com)
Isabelle Adjani wears a Chopard necklace with 451.27 carats of fancy colour diamonds (antoniobarrosfr / Shutterstock.com)
Chinese actress Fan Bingbing walks the red carpet wearing De Beers diamond jewellery (antoniobarrosfr / Shutterstock.com)
Movie stars and jewels are shining brightly on the red carpet of the Cannes International Film Festival 2018, which runs from May 8 to 19.
During the opening ceremony and screening of Everybody Knows, one of the 21 contenders for the festival’s Palme d’Or award, dazzling elites of the Silver Screen and the runways upped the ante on glamour through exquisite gowns, scintillating jewels and sheer star power.
Jeweller to the stars
Chopard, which is celebrating its 20th year as the festival’s partner, held court on the red carpet. Since 2007, the luxury jewellery brand has been creating an annual high jewellery ode to this famed film festival on the French Riviera, with the number of jewellery pieces in the collection mirroring the festival’s edition – 71 this year. This year’s Red Carpet Collection is inspired by the various travels and dreams of Caroline Scheufele, Chopard’s co-president and creative director.
Cannes jury president Cate Blanchett was the picture of elegance in an Armani Privé gown, which she paired with earrings from Chopard’s Red Carpet collection. The orchid-themed titanium danglers featured yellow sapphires, tsavorites and garnets.
Actress Julianne Moore was incandescent in Givenchy Haute Couture, enhanced with Chopard earrings in platinum with 24.89 carats of diamonds and a ring with diamonds weighing a total of 10.11 carats.
British model Georgia May Jagger had on two Chopard bracelets while French actress Isabelle Adjani draped herself in a Chopard necklace with 451.27 carats of fancy colour diamonds.
Araya Hargate was radiant in Zuhair Murad Couture and Chopard masterpieces that included earrings with 27.48 carats of diamonds, a bracelet with 47.37 carats of diamonds, and a South Sea pearl ring with diamonds.
Chanel also was well represented by jury member Kristen Stewart, who walked the red carpet in a black Chanel tulle gown, Giuseppe Zanotti black satin sandals and a diamond brooch from the brand’s L’Esprit du Lion collection.
Everybody Knows star Penelope Cruz attended the premiere of her movie in a black vintage Chanel gown accessorised with Atelier Swarovski Fine Jewellery. The matching ring and pair of earrings featured Swarovski-created rubies and diamonds set in 18-karat Fairtrade Gold. Cruz earlier wore a simpler pair of danglers at the film’s photocall.
De Grisogono appeared on the red carpet with a stunning diamond necklace worn by Victoria’s Secret Angel Romee Strijd. The centre stone of this showstopping necklace of blue sapphires and white diamonds in white gold is a 42.53-carat pear-shaped white diamond. Strijd, who was escorted on the red carpet by De Grisogono's founder and creative director Fawaz Gruosi, paired this with a white gold ring with a 2.31-carat pear-shaped diamond and a 5.10-carat emerald-cut diamond.
Chinese actress Fan Bingbing wore a pair of Phenomena Glacier diamond earrings and a London Thames Path diamond necklace by De Beers while Lea Seydoux added a touch of whimsy with a Lierre de Paris diamond ear cuff by Boucheron.