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Chopard X Giambattista Valli – Paris Couture Week

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As a “jeweller” member of the Fédération Française de la Haute Couture et de la Mode, we regularly presents our Haute Joaillerie creations at the Paris Couture Week. The latter provides an opportunity to highlight the synergies between these two artistic crafts. Haute Couture and Haute Joaillerie share inspired creativity, exceptional materials, unique artisanal expertise and a ceaseless quest for perfection. For the first time, Chopard jewellery models adorned Giambattista Valli’s models during his Haute Couture runway show.

Since their first meeting, Caroline Scheufele and Giambattista Valli have shared a passion for creative adventures. Impressed by the latest models to emerge from the Chopard Haute Joaillerie ateliers, the famous Italian fashion designer asked Caroline Scheufele to enhance the latest creations he was to present at his Haute Couture runway show on July 2nd by pairing them with these precious treasures. An invitation that the Chopard co-president and artistic director, a keen admirer of Giambattista Valli’s talent, immediately accepted. Giving women a special glow, sculpting their elegance: jewellery and apparel share a world of inspiration in which talents meet and mingle in giving birth to extraordinary achievements. An artistic approach magnificently showcased in the Giambattista Valli Haute Couture fashion show held at the Pavillon Gabriel in Paris.

The Haute Joaillerie models selected by Giambattista Valli include several exceptional creations. Having fallen under the spell of a set of incredibly rare 17 non-oil Colombian emeralds, ardent gem-lover Caroline Scheufele designed a stunning necklace alternating these emeralds with equally pure D-flawless diamonds – the largest of which is an over 20-carat pear-shaped gem. This collection piece testifies to Chopard’s and its artistic director’s devotion to rare stones.

In the same majestic vein, one notes 18-carat white gold rings topped by splendid white and yellow diamonds, with light bouncing endless of their facets, like an enchanted kaleidoscope. Finally, emerald and diamond necklaces pay tribute to traditional gemsetting techniques, combining a dainty diamond lacework with exceptional emeralds.

This extraordinary collection epitomises the elegance and the goldsmithing expertise cultivated by Chopard. More than ever, it embodies peerless creativity and testifies to the Maison’s highly selective attitude towards choosing its precious stones.

Chopard is a “jeweller” member of the Fédération française de la Haute Couture et de la Mode and as such is invited to exhibit its creations as part of the official calendar of shows presentations during the Paris Couture Week. At each new edition, the Maison unveils its latest treasures, brilliantly combining mastery of jewellery-making skills with the latest technical innovations.

Italian fashion designer Giambattista Valli worked for Roberto Capucci, Fendi and Emmanuel Ungari before creating his own ready-to-wear House in 2004. In January 2011, he made a remarkable entry into the exclusive circle of Parisian Haute Couture by being invited by the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture to hold a runway show as a “guest member”. Buoyed by his success, he joined the official Haute Couture calendar as of 2012.

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Rita Ora Wears Ralph & Russo Couture to the 2018 UNICEF Summer Gala

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Hollywood Star, Rita Ora, wears Ralph & Russo couture to the inaugural UNICEF Summer Gala in Porto Cervo, Sardinia.

Wearing a raspberry, tangerine and purple double satin panel gown, featuring draped crossover bodice and navy silk velvet ribbon detailing from the Autumn-Winter 2018/2019 couture collection.

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Constance Wu Wears Ralph & Russo Couture To Crazy Rich Asians Premiere

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Constance Wu, lead actress in the much-anticipated film Crazy Rich Asians, dazzles in Ralph & Russo couture at the Los Angeles premiere.

Wearing a silver illusion tulle off-the-shoulder dress featuring a geometric sequin-encrusted design, Swarovski crystal embellishment and off-white silk fringed tassels from the Spring/Summer 2018 couture collection.

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A Patchwork Of Characters

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Suffused by a dynamic and diverse new spirit, a peerlessly exquisite historical Italian house suddenly echoes with life, laughter and youth again.

For Autumn Winter 2018 Salvatore Ferragamo presents neither one Ferragamo woman, nor one Ferragamo man – instead inviting a broad community of models to reflect the glorious multiplicity of today in a patchwork of characters under the creative direction of Paul Andrew. Shot by Harley Weir and featuring Stella Tennant, Shanelle Nyasiase, Rianne Van Rompaey, Xiao Wen Ju, Piero Mendez and Edoardo Sebastianelli, this milestone Ferragamo campaign represents a fresh page in the  house’s remarkable history.

The new ‘Ferragaristocracy’ as imagined by Andrew is defined by its commitment to progress – because to embrace change is the key to success in contemporary culture. Andrew says: “One of the original inspirations of the collection featured in this campaign was the Duchess of Devonshire – a formidable personification of old-school elegance and privilege. And her grand-daughter Stella inhabits that refreshed persona with an effortless grace. But in 2018 you don’t have to be to the manor born to have a compelling and stylish manner about you. Curiosity, taste and a breadth of vision – not a narrowness – is what counts today.”

Punchy colour, rich texture and flowing deformalized silhouettes punctuated with Andrew’s signature Ferragamo shoes, boots and accessories – starring the new Ferragamo Studio bag –  make up the grammar of Ferragamo’s revived visual language. Harley Weir deploys her realist’s eye and analogue authenticity to present an imagined house-party whose guests hail from across the globe. What’s brought them together? The newly-rebooted Salvatore Ferragamo aesthetic as defined by Andrew in partnership with Menswear Design Director Guillaume Meilland.

Andrew says: “I want Ferragamo to assert a distinctly special voice. The best way to do that is to be collaborative, inclusive and open – which is why I’m so excited to be working alongside talents like Guillaume, Harley, and this powerful cast of models. Together we’ve found a harmony that truly reflects the bold and positive change that’s afoot at Salvatore Ferragamo.”

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