NEW YORK, Apr 30, 2010 / — Chopard celebrated its 150th anniversary with the worldwide debut of Animal World, a one-of-a-kind haute joaillerie collection, and a performance by John Legend at The Frick Collection.
On April 29th Caroline Gruosi-Scheufele, Co-President and Artistic Director of Chopard, hosted a celebration at The Frick Collection to commemorate Chopard’s 150th anniversary.
Film stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson, Christina Ricci and Claire Danes toasted the occasion along with luminaries such as Georgina Chapman, Natalie Cole, Eugenia Silva, Alexandra Richards and Lauren Remington Platt.
The evening commenced with a cocktail soirée where guests viewed pieces from Animal World, a one-of-a-kind collection of 150 haute joaillerie pieces inspired by Gruosi-Scheufele’s innate passion for travel and animals.
Animal World marks the largest collection any jewelry house has ever devoted to a single theme. Gruosi-Scheufele spent over two years developing the collection with some pieces requiring as much as 250 hours to create.
A lavish dinner was followed with a concert by Grammy® award-winning artist John Legend, who took to the stage of The Frick Collection’s Music Room and performed a repertoire of new songs and beloved favorites.
The event concluded with a performance by DJ Mia Moretti and electric violinist Caitlin Moe.
And, it goes without saying that almost everyone in the room was wearing Chopard Jewelry for the evening.
Academy Award winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow looked magnificent in Chopard’s fancy shape diamond chandeliers set in platinum (24.2 carats) and a rose cut diamond ring set in platinum (13.3 carats).
Golden Globe winning actress Kate Hudson dazzled in Chopard’s chalcedony, sapphire, diamond and iolite chandeliers, a multicolor pearl (558 carats) and diamond (54 carats) sautoir and south sea pearl, pink and black diamond ring.
Award winning actress Christina Ricci sparkled in Chopard’s fancy shape diamond earrings set in 18kt white gold (33 carats) and round brilliant and baguette diamond ring set in platinum (2.25 carats).
Actress Claire celebrated Chopard’s anniversary in Chopard’s pair-shaped diamond chandelier earrings set in platinum (20 carats) and a paraiba tourmaline and diamond bracelet set in 18kt white gold (131 carats).
Marchesa designer, Georgina Chapman, attended the celebration in Chopard’s heart and pear shape diamond earrings set in platinum (9.82 carats) an 18kt white gold and diamond bangle (12 carats) and an Ashoka diamond ring set in platinum (7.15 carats).
The stunning Spanish model celebrated Chopard’s anniversary in Chopard’s black and white diamond swallow necklace set in 18kt rose gold ( 25 carats) and black and white swallow diamond earrings (13.6 carats) from the 150th Anniversary Collection, Animal World.
The six-time Grammy® award-winning vocalist wore an L.U.C. 1937 timepiece from the 150th Anniversary Collection.