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Julia Roberts, Tang Wei and Eva Longoria bring these high jewellery pieces to life

Since forging its partnership with the Cannes Film Festival 25 years ago, Chopard has built its reputation as the 'red carpet jeweller', dressing the world's biggest stars walk down La Croisette in its sparkling creations every year. To celebrate this long partnership as well as the festival's 75th anniversary, the Swiss luxury watch and jewellery brand unveils a cinema-inspired Red Carpet collection with 75 high jewellery designs inspired by the most iconic movies in history. 

Ahead of the festivities, co-president and artistic director of Chopard, Caroline Scheufele shared some insight on how each piece finds its way onto the red carpet. "Our approach has always been to let celebrities choose what they like to wear. They know what suits them and what they're comfortable with; it's an organic process," she says. "From day one, Julia Roberts knows exactly what she wants. She picks the jewellery then she chooses the dress and the shoes (or maybe she'll go barefoot again like last time!)" 

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Take a closer look below at the Chopard Red Carpet pieces on these stylish celebrities. 

Julia Roberts

Film legend Julia Roberts wore this show-stopping necklace with an incredible rare yellow diamond weighing over 100 carats to the premiere of James Gray's Armageddon Time, a highly-anticipated period drama starring Anne Hathaway, Oscar Isaac, and Robert Deniro. The beautiful yellow diamond is set with pear-shaped and cushion-shaped diamonds totalling 54.67 carats. 

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As godmother of the Trophée Chopard, Roberts also attended the award ceremony to celebrate emerging talents. She wore a gorgeous all-black ensemble by Dior with one of the most impressive high jewellery pieces from Chopard's 2022 Red Carpet collection. Scheufele reveals that the brooch, inspired by Charlie Chaplin's City of Lights, took about four and a half months to create the piece. "Each petal was made by hand and articulated with over 1,800 little diamonds. Only one jeweller could work on it so that the signature would be the same," she says. 

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Olivia Culpo

Olivia Culpo sparkled in a necklace from the Red Carpet Collection in Fairmined-certified 18k white gold set with 204.35-carats of cascading diamonds. She paired this powerful piece with a flowing white gown by Giambattista Valli. 

Soo Joo Park

Inspired by Wong Kar Wai's In The Mood for Love, this pearl necklace is the epitome of sensuality and intrigue. Model and DJ Soo Joo Park pairs this exquisite necklace with a breath-taking Nensi Dojaka dress, opting to remove the strings of pearls to show off the titillating details of the petal-like bra. 

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Raline Shah

Indonesian Actress Raline Shah has amassed an impressive following for her film roles in 99 Cahaya di Langit Eropa and Surga yang Tak Dirindukan, as well as her impeccable style. She steps out in Saptodjo Jokartiko accessorised with a stunning pair of earrings with pear-shaped yellow diamonds weighing 36.47 carats on the Cannes Red Carpet with Squid Game actor Lee Jung-Jae to attend the premiere of Heojil Kyolshim.

Maye Musk

Inspired by James Cameron's epic sci-fi film Avatar, this necklace strings together 603.9 carats of emerald beads with tassels hanging from the 23.76-carat black opal central pendant in a nod to the Na'vi's neural queue. In keeping theme with the film's colour theme, this piece also incorporates topaz, tourmalines, pastel sapphires, tsavorites, diamonds as well as blue sapphires.

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Joanna Kulig

Polish actress Joanna Kulig wore a sumptuous pair of earrings, featuring intense yellow diamonds totalling 34.06 carats. The pear-shaped and brilliant-cut diamonds were set on Fairmined-certified ethical 18k yellow gold. 

Tang Wei

Tang Wei wore this exquisite necklace of 486.30-carats of South Sea pearls surrounded by diamonds, paired with diamond stud earrings, to the premiere of Heojil Kyolshim by director Park Chan-Wook. In the movie, she stars as Seo-rae, a mysterious widow who becomes the prime suspect of a murder investigation. It is her first film to compete for a Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. 

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Caroline Scheufele

This gorgeous high jewellery piece featuring a 60.03-carat blue heart-shaped sapphire surrounded by diamonds is inspired by The Heart of the Ocean necklace in Titanic. It comes to no surprise that Chopard would pay tribute to this film which skyrocketed the careers of Kate Winslet and Leonardo Dicaprio, and continues to have a cultural impact around the world to this day. 

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Eva Longoria

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