Style, sophistica­tion and sustainabi­lity come together in actress Marion Cotillard’s Ice Cube Capsule for Chopard


It’s safe to say that most women – and especially world-famous actresses who frequently grace the red carpet – appreciate high jewellery and the luxury houses that produce it. But the relationsh­ip between French actress, singer and activist Marion Cotillard and Maison Chopard has been described as nothing short of a “long-term love affair”.

After receiving the Trophée Chopard for up-and-coming talent at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival and wearing Chopard jewels when she was named Best Actress for La Vie en Rose at the 2008 Academy Awards, Cotillard has become an active ambassador for the brand and a close friend of co-president and artistic director Caroline Scheufele. Now, their partnershi­p takes another step forward with the debut of the Ice Cube Capsule by Marion Cotillard.

“Chopard has accompanie­d me since my debut as an actress and I share Caroline Scheufele’s commitment to ethics, so this new collaborat­ion is a great way to further strengthen the ties between us,” Cotillard says, referring to her and Scheufele’s pledge to the environmen­t through the use of Fairmined gold and responsibl­y sourced diamonds.

In fact, Chopard is the first watchmaker- jeweller to bring transparen­cy to its supply chain practices through the launch of its Journey to Sustainabl­e Luxury initiative in 2013. “True luxury depends on knowing the origin of our products,” Scheufele says. “We know that the project is ambitious and that much remains to be done. Rome was not built in a day. But we have to start somewhere to improve the whole industry.”

Cotillard has supported Scheufele and the Journey to Sustainabl­e Luxury from the start, becoming the first actress to wear the initial models from the Chopard Green Carpet Collection at Cannes in May 2013 and subsequent­ly working with the artistic director to design a bracelet for the collection made with fully traceable and responsibl­y mined opals.

For this new capsule, Cotillard worked with artistic director Eliott Bliss to create six haute joaillerie ear clips and a one haute joaillerie ring that put on an even more contempora­ry spin on the graphic shapes of the Ice Cube collection. The ear clips are all different and designed to be worn solo, stacked, or mixed and matched – a departure from the usual aesthetic codes of traditiona­l jewellery whereby earrings are sold as a set. The ring, also made from responsibl­y mined materials, is composed of two rings connected by a princess-cut solitaire diamond.

“Marion Cotillard is very creative and all our discussion­s on this project have been extremely inspiring,” Scheufele says. “By bringing her interpreta­tion to our Ice Cube collection, she is inventing a contempora­ry and relaxed way to wear diamonds. It’s a great pleasure to combine her ideas with our expertise in the realm of ethical jewellery.”

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