Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Chopard's Oscar Memory Lane

In the midst of all of this post-Oscar reporting, I got a release from Chopard that makes me want to abandon my desk for Madison Avenue. Starting on Friday March 7 and for one week only, the legendary French jeweler will be displaying jewels worn by five of the most recent Academy Award winners at its U.S. flagship location. 

While some say Chopard is "paying for play," it is true that the company has managed to bejewel this group of standout actresses over the last half-decade, including Marion Cotillard (La Vie en Rose), Helen Mirren (The Queen), Rachel Weisz (The Constant Gardner), Hilary Swank (Million Dollar Baby) and Charlize Theron (Monster). 

Above, you can check out Cotillard in her Jean-Paul Gaultier gown accessorized with Chopard's 64 carat champagne briolette necklace, 106 carats of dark and light brown diamond bead necklaces, and a 15 carat yellow diamond ring. Other standout pieces include Charlize Theron's "Shooting Star" earrings and mesh cuff bracelet, and Helen Mirren's starburst brooch. 

If you want to visit the limited-run exhibit, swing by Chopard at 709  Madison Avenue at 63rd Street. To see Portero's extensive collection of Chopard jewelry and watches, click right here

Images courtesy Chopard