By Åse Anderson
The fun and glamour of the Cannes Film Festival doesn't stop when the sun goes down - when the premieres end, the parties begin.
On Monday night, the stars donned their designer gowns and red carpet jewellery to head over to Chopard's annual party, which is always a highlight of the festival.
In keeping with the gold theme adopted by Chopard to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the legendary Palme d'Or, a marquee at Port Canto on the Croisette had been transformed into a gold mine. The partygoers did their bit to blend in with the theme by wearing some of the finest Cannes jewellery we have seen so far.
The 700 guests, treated to an electrifying performance by singer Robbie Williams, included actress Uma Thurman, who shimmered in a white Prada dress and Chopard jewellery. The actress wore a pair of diamond Chopard earrings as well as a stunning 84ct diamond bracelet, both from Chopard's Red Carpet high jewellery collection.
Renowned for her bold fashion choices, Chinese actress Fan Bingbing went for a more demure look at the Chopard GOLD party in a Ralph & Russo dress accessorised with a pair of emerald Chopard earrings, as well as an emerald ring and an elegant white gold and diamond Chopard watch.
Wearing a low-cut floral Chanel dress, British model Poppy Delevingne made sure all eyes were on her statement Chopard jewellery. Her magnificent three-row sapphire and diamond necklace was set with 100ct of the blue gems, which Poppy matched with a pear-cut Chopard sapphire ring.
Fabulous red carpet style obviously runs in the Delevingne family, as over at Tuesday night's de GRISOGONO Divine party, younger sister Cara was the centre of attention in a one-of-a-kind de GRISOGONO necklace. The colourful high jewellery necklace was one of the star attractions at Baselworld this year and features four rows of emeralds, diamonds and rubies.
Held at the exclusive Grand Hotel du Cap Eden Roc in Cap D'Antibes, the de GRISOGONO event is another highlight on the jam-packed Cannes Film Festival social calendar. The guest list also included Natalie Portman, who continued to bowl us over with her Cannes jewellery choices by pairing a sleek emerald green Lanvin dress with a de GRISOGONO necklace measuring no less than 5ft in length wrapped around her delicate frame.
Dressed in a fabulous blue and black Oscar de la Renta gown, model Karlie Kloss was doused in de GRISOGONO diamond jewellery for the party, including a diamond Allegra bracelet, a voluptuous Jane diamond ring, and a pair of spectacular 80ct diamond high jewellery earrings.
During the day, the film premieres continued apace, giving us ample opportunity to admire some of the Cannes festival's finest red carpet jewellery. Two stars vied for best-dressed at the premiere of American thriller Sicario: Emily Blunt, who plays the female lead and was a picture of elegance in a stunning Stella McCartney column dress accessorised with one-of-a-kind Annu Hu jewellery, and Cate Blanchett in a pair of on-trend Van Cleef & Arpels gold cuffs, who walked the red carpet like a pro with her black train trailing behind her. Czech model Petra Nemcova also looked stunning in Chopard jewellery, including a sparkling diamond butterfly necklace.
As the face of the Maison's new fragrance Goldea, Brazilian model Isabeli Fontana chose Bulgari jewellery for her red carpet appearance at the Sicario premiere, wearing a figure-hugging black dress with an iconic Serpenti bracelet sparkling on her wrist.
Elsewhere, French actress Anaïs Demoustier dazzled in a pair of platinum and diamond pavé Chaumet earrings and a matching bracelet from the Lumières d'eau high jewellery collection at the premiere of her new film Marguerite & Julien.
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Guests at Chopard’s annual grand soirée, one of the highest-profile events of the Cannes Film Festival, included model Poppy Delevingne, who wore a Chopard high jewellery necklace set with 100ct of sapphires and 44ct of white diamonds.
Robbie Williams attended Chopard's GOLD party in Cannes on Monday evening, where he was the star attraction, performing a special concert for A-list guests. His wife Ayda accompanied him accessorised in Chopard diamonds.
Czech model Petra Nemcova looked stunning in Chopard jewellery at the premiere of American thriller Sicario. The Chopard ambassadress wore a sparkling diamond butterfly necklace.
Brazilian model and face of Bulgari's new fragrance Goldea, Isabeli Fortana walked the red carpet for the Cannes premiere of Sicario in a Bulgari Serpenti bracelet.
Cate Blanchett proved yet again that she's queen of the red carpet for the premiere of Sicario in a sexy black Armani Privé gown with a flowing train, paired with Van Cleef & Arpels Etruscan Inspiration cuffs in yellow gold.
Emily Blunt cut a lean figure in Stella McCartney accessorised with a trio of stunning Anna Hu jewels, including Modern Art Deco emerald earrings and a Wallis Simpson diamond bracelet inspired by the Duchess of Windsor.
Model and face of L'Oréal, Karlie Kloss, was dripping in diamonds as she arrived for the "Divine in Cannes" party wearing de GRISOGONO's iconic Allegra bangle bracelet, Jane ring and 80ct high jewellery earrings.
Arriving at de GRISOGONO's "Divine in Cannes" party, Cara Delevingne cuts a striking figure in an angelic white dress accessorised with a unique emerald, diamond and ruby high jewellery necklace.
Cara Delevingne wore a high jewellery necklace made of emeralds, diamonds and rubies, from de GRISOGONO.
Natalie Portman's timeless beauty shone through as she arrived at de GRISOGONO's "Divine in Cannes" party wearing a Boule sutoir-style necklace.
French actress Anais Demoustier walked the red carpet in Cannes wearing Chaumet earrings from the Lumières d'eau high jewellery collection.
Actress Fan Bingbing, who accessorised her pretty dress with Chopard jewels and a high jewellery watch, was one of 700 guests in attendance at Chopard's GOLD party.