At the Cannes Film Festival there are two key moments at which stars are photographed looking their very best. The red carpet walk up the steps and into the cinema is the classic moment but the parties afterwards provide many more candid moments to catch glimpses of the stars letting their hair down.
In an unstoppable juggernaut of parties, Chopard, Official Partner of the Festival, almost every night manages to pull off a high octane, dance all night party. And the one of Monday night looks like one hell of a bash. Chopard's mystery themed party at a secret location, perched high above Cannes, was where guests were able to enjoy the jeweller's grand reception. The dress code on the invitation read "Masques et Diamants".
The evening could really get under way after a private dinner reserved for a select circle of privileged guests, informs Chopard. For this occasion, Cirque du Soleil created an exclusive mystery-themed show. Guests could dance to the jazz tunes played by Michael Arenella & His Dreamland Orchestra and the Gypsy Queens, let L'Oreal do their make-up, get a professional photograph taken, have a clairvoyant read their tarot cards, or admire a Chopard Haute Joaillerie show accompanied by a dance performance. An electrifying DJ set took the stage during the late-night/early-morning hours.
On the savoury side, Käfer, the famous German caterer and a close friend of the Scheufele Family, served guests with delectable dishes. Filet of ox from Nebraska served as a rose on morels, Käfer's famous penne al tartufo or fresh ginger Malossol salmon were paired with Boizel Champagnes, Monestier Latour wines or cocktails especially created for Chopard by Grey Goose.
Guests included Erin Wasson, Liu Wen, Caroline Sieber- all adorned in Chopard creations - along with Anja Rubik, Alec Baldwin, Sean Combs, Cassie Ventura, Michelle Rodriguez and many more.
The same day Bulgari was out in force and Anna Consigny, Chiara Francini and Petra Nemcova were spotted in the Italian house's jewels.