Kicking off the highly anticipated annual Cannes Film Festival this year is venerable Swiss luxury brand Chopard, honouring its gentlemen’s collection with a lavish celebration.
In what has turned into something of a tradition during the festive occasion, co-presidents of the maison of fine jewellery and watches Caroline and Karl-Friedrich Scheufele co-hosted the exclusive soirée atop the gorgeous Chopard Rooftop to honour stylish gentlemen of our times.
The venue was transformed into a space that took the form of an English club, a true embodiment of the theme that reflects the classic elegance of masculinity. To set the tone of the evening, with breathtaking panoramic views of the bay of Cannes in the backdrop, pop-soul band Kimberose enlivened the room with a selection of their top hits such as Back on My Feet, Escape and Sober.
The occasion welcomed actors, socialites and individuals renowned for their exquisite style. Besides the attendance of Scheufele friends and family, the presence of the likes of legendary race drivers and official Chopard Ambassadors Jacky Ickx and Romain Dumas, as well as UFC champion Conor McGregor were added to the celebratory air and personified the type of gentlemen for whom Chopard timepieces are intended.
To further elevate the event with a well-rounded sensorial experience, a French gastronomic affair was served to guests in attendance that evening, courtesy of Executive chefs Arnaud Faye of La Chèvre d’Or restaurant (Meilleur Ouvrier de France) and Christian Sinicropi of La Palme d’Or restaurant.
The dishes — an exquisite fare — were accompanied by Monestier Latour wines (from Karl-Friedrich Scheufele’s vineyard in Bergerac) and Perrier-Jouët “Blanc de blancs” champagne, as well as cigars and handcrafted cocktails prepared by Campari.
A toast to a brilliant evening to remember, Chopard concluded the night of its Gentlemen’s Evening marking its 25th partnership with the Cannes Film Festival.