Cannes: Julianne Moore and Elle Fanning Dazzle in Chopard Jewels

1:28 PM 5/14/2019

by Laurie Brookins

And here are some predictions as to the pricey baubles that Penelope Cruz, Margot Robbie and other A-list actresses might wear when they hit the Croisette over the next two weeks.

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The international appeal of the Cannes Film Festival has transformed its red carpet into one of the year’s most-watched events among fashion fans; between a schedule that spans a fortnight and a slate of films starring A-list actresses, the town’s famed Croisette easily rivals the Academy Awards for red-carpet style power.

With a variety of jewelry houses set up in pricey Cannes suites – most notably at the legendary Hotel Martinez – diamonds and gemstones are sure to be in the spotlight between now and May 25. Here’s a look at the high jewelry that two leading ladies wore on opening night and what other high-wattage women expected at Cannes might be seen wearing as they step out at the festival.

  • Elle Fanning

    Already a fixture on the Cannes red carpet for films like 2017’s The Beguiled and 2016’s The Neon Demon, this year Fanning was tapped to serve on the festival jury, which means stylist Samantha McMillen will be working overtime between now and May 25. It was expected that Fanning would wear Chopard at least once; the jewelry house has been an official partner of the festival for 21 years and crafts its iconic Palme d’or. And on Tuesday evening she didn’t disappoint, pairing her pink satin cape-style Gucci gown with earrings from Chopard’s latest Red Carpet Collection, crafted of pear- and round-shaped diamonds totaling 38.99 carats, all set in 18-karat white gold; by Chopard, price upon request.


  • Julianne Moore

    The Oscar winner stunned on the opening night of Cannes in an emerald-green gown by Dior and emerald and diamond jewelry by Chopard, including high-jewelry earrings featuring pear-shaped emeralds totaling 48.84 carats. Moore is expected to appear later in the week when The Staggering Girl, a 35-minute short film by Luca Guadagnino, director of Suspiria and Call Me By Your Name, enjoys a special screening on Friday, May 17. Moore’s eclectic style calls for truly unique red-carpet jewels, such as this iconic zip necklace by Van Cleef & Arpels, part of the house’s Treasures of Rubies high-jewelry collection, which debuted in March. The “Padma” transformable necklace is crafted of rubies, diamonds and pearls set in 18-karat white and rose gold; by Van Cleef & Arpels, price upon request.


  • Margot Robbie

    The premiere of Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood was announced as a late addition to the Cannes schedule; it’s set for its world premiere and will show in competition on Tuesday, March 21. That also means it’s a sure bet Margot Robbie, who plays slain actress Sharon Tate, will make an appearance on the Cannes red carpet. Robbie has been faithful to Chanel since being named the French label’s latest ambassador in March 2018. In February the house debuted its latest high-jewelry collection, titled, “1.5 1 Camellia, 5 Allures,” which takes its inspiration from Coco Chanel’s signature flower. Each design featuring a single camellia, but crafted with the ability to transform five different ways. This Rose Poudré necklace is crafted of 18-karat pink gold and diamonds and features a camellia that detaches as a brooch, while the diamond-embellished necklace can be worn in different lengths and combinations; by Chanel, price upon request.


  • Penelope Cruz

    The actress stars in Pedro Almodovar’s Pain and Glory, which premieres at Cannes this Friday, May 17. Cruz appeared at the 2018 festival with husband Javier Bardem just a few months before officially announcing her partnership with Atelier Swarovski; she partners with the iconic crystal company on a fine-jewelry collection with sustainability and ethical sourcing in mind. In June the latest pieces from the collab will make their debut both on the Atelier Swarovski site and at Harvey Nichols in London, including these earrings crafted of Swarovski-created diamonds, created gemstones and genuine gemstones, all set in responsibly sourced gold; by Atelier Swarovski, price upon request.


  • Tilda Swinton

    Starring in Jim Jarmusch’s The Dead Don’t Die, which opens the festival Tuesday night, Swinton is known for her esoteric style choices, but doesn’t often wear jewelry on red carpets, typically only choosing rings or the occasional ear cuff. This high-jewelry ring by de Grisogono is therefore a standout choice, featuring a Burmese cushion-cut ruby surrounded by white diamonds in briolette cuts; by de Grisogono, price upon request.


  • Bryce Dallas Howard

    Co-starring in Dexter Fletcher’s Elton John biopic Rocketman, which premieres at Cannes Thursday evening, Bryce Dallas Howard could choose the gemstone that’s enjoying a comeback on red carpets: pearls. From Mikimoto’s latest high-jewelry collection, this White South Sea Cultured Pearl necklace with an asymmetrical setting of floral-set diamonds is set in 18-karat white gold; by Mikimoto, $212,000.


  • Fanny Ardant

    Among the iconic women appearing in films set to premiere at Cannes is Fanny Ardant, star of 2002’s 8 Women and the longtime partner of the late director Francois Truffaut. Ardant often favors earrings on red carpets, and these by Jacob & Co. seemed to suit her style. From Jacob Arabo’s recently released Lustre collection, the chandelier earrings – quite literally inspired by chandeliers – are crafted of 25.45 carats of fancy light yellow baguette-cut diamonds and 3.19 carats of pavé-set yellow diamonds, all set in 18-karat yellow gold; by Jacob & Co., $86,000.


  • Isabelle Huppert

    Like Swinton, Huppert is known for unexpected choices, in both her work and her style, and should appear on the red carpet when Frankie, by director Ira Sachs and co-starring Marisa Tomei, premieres at Cannes on Monday, May 20. Cartier recently released a high-jewelry suite that pays tribute to Mexican actress Maria Felix, who famously commissioned a necklace featuring a pair of fully articulated crocodiles from the jewelry house in 1975. Cartier’s homage is comprised of a necklace, cuff, earrings and ring that highlight the beauty of 14 perfectly matched Colombian emeralds. The cuff, featuring five of the 14 cabochon-cut emeralds, is seen here; by Cartier, price upon request.


  • Mati Diop

    Actress and director Mati Diop recently made headlines as the first black woman to have a film screen in competition at Cannes; her Atlantique premieres on Thursday afternoon. Creatives who aren’t yet high-wattage names sometimes find it challenging to enjoy the perks of borrowed gowns and jewels, so here’s hoping someone steps up so Diop can fully embrace her red-carpet moment at Cannes with all the splendor it deserves. These Diamond Catcher chandelier earrings, crafted of pear- and marquise-cut diamonds accentuated with brilliant-cut diamonds, would be a good start; by Messika, price upon request.


  • Sonia Braga

    Co-starring with Udo Kier in Bacurau, which premieres at Cannes on Wednesday night, Braga knows how to wear major jewels and often chooses gowns perfect for a statement necklace. Among Graff’s latest high jewels is this Bow necklace that highlights a 35.31-carat fancy intense yellow radiant-cut diamond, surrounded by 59 carats of white diamonds, all set in 18-karat white gold; by Graff, price upon request.