Chopard unveiled the mesmerizing Garden of Kalahari collection at the famous Théâtre du Châtelet, in the heart of Paris.
The Garden of Kalahari is born from an exceptional 342-carat rough diamond of perfect colour and absolute purity, the Queen of Kalahari. The story of the Queen of Kalahari, mined in Botswana, is a journey in itself. This journey has been documented in a movie by Alexis Veller, which was shown for the first time on this occasion. At the end of the movie, Dame Shirley Bassey surprised the audience by appearing on the stage of the theatre to perform her famous hit Diamonds are Forever.
Caroline Scheufele, co-president of Chopard, joined her on stage in front of a speechless audience to thank her for her presence and performance. Christoph Waltz, Kirsten Dunst, Isabelle Huppert, Juliette Binoche, Livia Firth, Carla Bruni, Mélanie Thierry, Ludivine Sagnier, Audrey Marnay, Raphaël Personnaz along with long-time friend of the House Eva Herzigova and many more joined the Scheufele family for this exceptional evening.
Words & Photos: Chopard, Dave Bennett