More than 750 guests travelled from one movie set to another thanks to a completely rebuilt plane in the magnificent Hangar 16 at the Cannes-Mandelieu aerodrome. This immense, majestic hall made of wood, concrete and glass provided a unique location for the Backstage theme, chosen by Chopard as the common thread of its activities at the 67th Cannes Film Festival.
Top models Eva Herzigova, Adriana Lima, Petra Nemkova, Alessandra Ambrosio, Liu Wen and Arlenis Sosa, appeared in the middle of the evening, each more sparkling than the last in Chopard jewellery and Elie Saab Haute Couture dresses. Other highlights of the dinner was the enchanting performance by singer Ayo combining reggae, soul and folk rock sounds.
At 11pm, it was time to experience the second part of the evening in a completely different atmosphere. Guests were invited to enter the plane from the back entrance cross through it and exit by the front door, in order to disembark and join the other guests in the heart of a luxuriant jungle on a desert island looking like a tropical garden of Eden. A great many stars accepted Chopard’s invitation to visit a movie set set in a lost paradise somewhere between fiction and reality. Among them were Colin and Livia Firth, Harvey Weinstein, Sonam Kapoor, Masami Nagasawa, Natasha Poly, Coco Rocha, Suki Waterhouse, Bianca Brandolini, Selita Ebanks, Louis-Marie de Castelbaljac and Valentina Zelyaeva. Far from feeling tired by their travels to a far-off land, guests danced until the first light of dawn, led by the legendary Kool & the Gang group.
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