RIHANNA flashed tribal inspired turquoise drop earrings, a matching necklace, and legs at the Chopard party, she hosted with Co – President Caroline Scheufele. In-between was a tightly corseted blue satin Victorian- inspired dress, the buttons at the front undone, up to a pair of matching knickers. Cannes wouldn’t be Cannes without a dose of controversy and bare flesh. In 1954 a young starlet names Simone Sylva hijacked a photo-call on the beach, whipping off her top, to embrace the Hollywood star. Ever since, the festival has been synonymous with glamour, celebrity, celluloid, sex and jewels – stacks of them. Cannes is awash with the best gems in the world glitter over the 12 day festival, as opposed to the one night stand of the Academy Awards. And celebrities have always sparkled at Cannes parties; its where Rita Hayworth and Aly Khan met, Prince Rainier first talked to movie star Grace Kelly and Elizabeth Taylor held court decked out in diamonds at AMFARevents.
This week Cara Delevingne collared a diamond Allegra choker by De Grisogono, Nicole Kidman’s ears were weighed down by Boucheron’s Secret Cluster carats, Isabelle Huppert wrapped a Serpenti by Bulgari around her neck whilst Kendell Jenner and Andie McDowell both chose for drop- dead gorgeous coloured stone statement Chopard earrings. Salma Hayek stole the jewellery show wearing a high necked Boucheron choker shimmering with Akoya pearls, moonstones and diamonds around a massive 78.33 aquamarine stone.