Cannes Film Festival 2017: how did it end?
The 70th Cannes Film Festival has come to an end. Perfect weather, good vibes, new movies and sparkling parties at the Cote d’Azur in Cannes were the best setting to entertain the world’s biggest stars in their magnificent wardrobes. The 10-day by invitation-only festival attracted not only celebrities, the film industry and press, but also the world’s most fascinating luxury brands and their guests. Those who have seen Forbes Snapchat Takeover last weekend might have gotten a little glimpse into some of the events taking place during the festival. Here are the highlights and hotspots of the past days.
La Palme d’Or – And the winner is….
For over 20 years Chopard has been the official partner and sponsor of the Festival de Cannes. Engaged not only in sponsorship and events, but also in providing the festival’s star trophy, “La Palme d’Or”, which is made from ethical 18 carat fair-mined gold perched atop a crystal rock. It is the festival’s highest prize and a lifetime honor for actors and filmmakers.
Chopard opened their vault to give a closer look and an exclusive photo of “La Palme d’Or” at their rooftop lounge in the legendary Martinez Hotel overlooking Cannes.
During this evening’s closing ceremony the awards have been announced and handed out at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes. And this year’s Palme d’Or goes to: Ruben Östlund for directing „The Square“.
Other award winners included Diane Kruger as best actress in „In the Fade“, Joaquin Phoenix as best actor in „You were never really here“, Nicole Kidman for the 70th Anniversary prize or Sofia Coppola as best director of „The Beguiled“.
Chopard Space Party
This year Chopard wowed its guests with its presentation of the “Chopard Loves Rihanna” collection, which featured high-jewelry and jewelry pieces created in collaboration with the famous singer.
Caroline Scheufele’s (Co-President of Chopard) annual private dinner, which took place inside a space shuttle tent, was another festival highlight. The star-studded dinner included futuristic food presentations, personal speeches and as a highlight a Chopard and Ellie Saab fashion show.
The galactic after party featured a live performance by Bruno Mars, which literally flew Caroline’s guests to the moon.
Dior crafted its bespoke and stylish suite and extended a welcome to their guests to come up to the penthouse level at the Hotel Barrière Majestic, Cannes. This setting overlooks the Film Festival’s heart at Le Palais Royale, as well as the yacht-studded seafront and was the perfect venue for Dior to greet famous actors, models and personalities. All sorts of film industry figures called in for a beauty treatment, fashion selections, photo shoots or interviews. Led by Christian Dior Makeup Creative and Image Director Peter Philips, a team of Dior backstage professionals and internationally recognised make-up artists took care of Dior’s guests so that they were truly ready for the red carpet.
Fashion for Relief
For the twelfth time, Naomi Campbell invited her friends to celebrate at a glamorous night for a good cause. She laid on a fashion show featuring none other than her top model colleagues like Heidi Klum, Kate Moss and Bella Hadid who strode the catwalk watched by guests such as Queen Rania of Jordan and Donatella Versace sitting right there in the front-row. The fashion show was followed by a gala dinner all to raise funds for the vital work of “Save the Children”.
Nespresso was an official sponsoring partner of the Cannes Film Festival. There was therefore a buzz of excitement with the unveiling of The Plage Nespresso right by the Cannes seafront. The pop up venue with its sleek, contemporary design was the place to relax and enjoy delicious gourmet menus and ice cold coffee creations. As an active supporter of leading chefs and talented filmmakers, Nespresso hosted famous actors and directors for interviews, photo shoots and live discussions or simply for unwinding just a short step away from all the film action.
The annual amfAR Gala at Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes is the most celebrated charity event that takes place during the Cannes Film Festival and is one of the most important occasions in the luxury industry calendar. An A-List of stars such as Will Smith, Leonardo DiCaprio, David Beckham, Dustin Hoffman, Nicole Kidman, Diana Ross, Uma Thurman and many more attended this year’s black-tie gala. Whilst enjoying the live show, an exquisite dinner, fine drinks and the lively auction, the guests raised the incredible sum of more than $20 million in support of amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, and its pursuit of a cure for HIV/AIDS.
Highlights of the auction were: “Football star David Beckham took the stage to introduce a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, a chance for the winning bidder and ten friends to join David Beckham in an exceptional 90-minute football match in Paris, followed by dinner and drinks with Beckham. A painted 1977 Chevy Van titled Ice Cream, a work by Street Art movement pioneer Richard Hambleton. A one-week trip for 30 guests aboard the superyacht Serenity. The Egg Number 1, Versailles, a work by French artist and interior designer Jonathan Loubens.”