The Chopard Mystère Party in Cannes...

Zina Tasreen , 28 May 2012
Inside the venue... (Photo courtesy | Chopard)
Inside the venue… (Photo courtesy | Chopard)

Hi guys, we had our say on what they wore to the Chopard Mystère party, now it’s turn to give you deets from the party. Being one of the headline sponsors of the Cannes Film Festival Chopard hosts a gala every year during the festival, which, many say is the mother of all Cannes bashes! This year, the Swiss luxury house shrouded the event in mystery, naming it the Mystère masked ball; the dress code on the invitation ‒ surprise, surprise! ‒ read “Masques et Diamants” (Masks and Diamonds). A treasure hunt and a ‘tuk-tuk’ ride later, the guests were finally able to set foot on Villa Domergue the secret venue perched high above Cannes.

Michael Arenella & his Dreamland Orchestra performing at the party... (Photo courtesy | Chopard)
Michael Arenella & his Dreamland Orchestra performing at the party… (Photo courtesy | Chopard)
Chopard Haute Joaillerie show... (Photo courtesy | Chopard)
Chopard Haute Joaillerie show… (Photo courtesy | Chopard)
Caroline Scheufele with the models after the haute joaillerie show... (Photo courtesy | Chopard)
Caroline Scheufele, artistic director and co-president of Chopard, with the models after the haute joaillerie show… (Photo courtesy | Chopard)
Does it look lively... ? (Photo courtesy | Chopard)
Does it look lively… ? (Photo courtesy | Chopard)

Once inside, lucky sods guests were entertained by an exclusive mystery-themed show by Cirque du Soleil, a Chopard Haute Joaillerie show, a special set by jazz artists Michael Arenella & his Dreamland Orchestra and the Gypsy Queens. If the guests were bored still after all that, they could kill time by getting more dolled up by L’Oréal Paris make-up artists who were on stand-by, have silly photos taken or get a clairvoyant read out their tarot cards. And what is a party without a DJ? Yep, a DJ set took the stage during the late-night/early-morning hours.

Karl Scheufele, president of Chopard, with Caroline Scheufele (Photo courtesy | Chopard)
Karl Scheufele, president of Chopard, with Caroline Scheufele (Photo courtesy | Chopard)
Caroline Scheufele with Liu Wen (Photo courtesy | Chopard)
Caroline Scheufele with Liu Wen (Photo courtesy | Chopard)
Caroline Scheufele with Jacky Ickx, the legendary F1 racer (Photo courtesy | Chopard)
Caroline Scheufele with Jacky Ickx, the legendary F1 racer (Photo courtesy | Chopard)
Jacky Ickx, Karl Scheufele and Khadija Nin, a famous Burundian musician (Photo courtesy | Chopard)
Jacky Ickx, Karl Scheufele and Khadja Nin, a famous Burundian musician (Photo courtesy | Chopard)

Now let’s talk about the food that was wasted served to the guests. Käfer, a reputed German caterer and a close friend of the Scheufele family, prepared the supper of filet of ox from Nebraska served as a rose on morels, Käfer’s allegedly famous penne al tartufo (truffle pasta) and fresh ginger Malossol salmon. To wash it down, Boizel Champagne, Monestier Latour wines and cocktails especially created by Grey Goose were on hand.

Cassie Ventura... (Photo courtesy | Chopard)
Cassie Ventura… (Photo courtesy | Chopard)
Harvey Weinstein (Photo courtesy | Chopard)
Harvey Weinstein (Photo courtesy | Chopard)
French actress Isabelle Hupert (Photo courtesy | Chopard)
French actress Isabelle Hupert (Photo courtesy | Chopard)
Michelle Rodriguez (Photo courtesy | Chopard)
Michelle Rodriguez (Photo courtesy | Chopard)
Khadja Nin and Jacky Ickx (Photo courtesy | Chopard)
Khadja Nin and Jacky Ickx (Photo courtesy | Chopard)
British model/actress Kelly Brook (Photo courtesy | Chopard)
British model/actress Kelly Brook (Photo courtesy | Chopard)
French industrial designer Ito Morabito (isn't he handsome?) with a friend (Photo courtesy | Chopard)
French industrial designer Ito Morabito (isn’t he handsome?) with a friend (Photo courtesy | Chopard)
Swiss-Italian billionaire Ernesto Bertarelli with wife Kirsty (Photo courtesy | Chopard)
Swiss-Italian billionaire Ernesto Bertarelli with wife Kirsty (Photo courtesy | Chopard)
Alec Baldwin with fiancée Hilaria Thomas (Photo courtesy | Chopard)
Alec Baldwin with fiancée Hilaria Thomas (Photo courtesy | Chopard)

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