The collection Red Carpet 2018, by Chopard, a festival of precious gems and exotic inspirations ♦ ︎
Chopard in 2018 has reached the 21 years of sponsorship of the Cannes Film Festival. It is Chopard’s, among other things, the golden palm given to the winners. On the occasion of the film festival Chopard presents new jewelry ideas. But above all, Chopard presents new collections of high-end jewelery at the same time as the Paris-Haute-Haute-Couture Week 2018-2019 which are inspired by the Cannes Film Festival. It is called, in fact, Red Carpet 2018 the collection consists of 71 jewels created under the artistic direction of Caroline Scheufele. The number 71 is not accidental, because it is also the age just completed of the Festival that is celebrated on the Croisette.
Some of the necklaces, earrings and rings made of emeralds from Colombia, diamonds, rubies, blue apatites, purple garnets, red jasper, sapphires and many other precious elements, deviate from the classic style of high jewelery: they are inspired by the travels around the artistic director’s world. It is also a way of remembering the times when the family members of Caroline Scheufele were traveling with suitcases of valuables from one royal court to another. The jewels seem to be inspired by an exotic, Central American, Asian or African style, with unusual designs and bright colors that look like macramé fabrics. The effect is really impressive: they also deserve a Golden Palm. Lavinia Andorno