2016 Spirit Awards Red Carpet
Jessica Chastain, Brie Larson, Jessica Biel and more radiate in Piaget on the red carpet.
For the ninth consecutive year, Piaget co-hosted the Film Independent Spirit Awards, a star-studded affair paying tribute to the top performers, writers, directors and producers in independent film. The event attracted the biggest names in Hollywood including honorary chair and Piaget international brand ambassador, Jessica Chastain, as well as stars of the most notable independent films such as Cate Blanchett, Brie Larson, Rooney Mara, Idris Elba, Jason Segel and Paul Dano among others.
"Piaget is proud of its continued partnership with Film Independent and proud to support the finest talent in independent film," said Piaget CEO, Philippe Léopold-Metzger. "We have always championed bold and unexpected creations, which makes our relationship with the Spirit Awards a perfect fit".
The Extremely Piaget jewellery collection was the ultimate accessory for the day’s brightest stars, including Jessica Chastain who wore a white gold necklace set with sapphire beads, emeralds and diamonds. Inspired by some of the most beautiful and breathtaking designs in its archives, the Extremely Piaget collection is a dazzling display of diamonds, emeralds, sapphires, hard stones and intricate gold work showcasing the maison’s passion for radiant and charismatic creativity.
Presenter Jessica Biel also chose a stunning white gold Extremely Piaget ear cuff with diamonds and sapphires with an Extremely Piaget white gold diamond ring and two white gold Possession rings.
Piaget’s iconic Possession and Piaget Rose jewellery collections were also once again a favorite amongst the afternoon’s leading women.
Brie Larson, the Spirit Award winner for her role in ‘Room’, dazzled in Piaget’s newest white gold and diamond Possession bracelets with matching Possession rings and a set of Piaget Rose earrings.
Presenter Emilia Clarke opted for a pair of rose gold Piaget Rose earrings with rose gold Possession and Rose rings.
‘Anomalisa’ nominee, Jennifer Jason Leigh, wore a Piaget Limelight watch with a Piaget Rose ring and Dree Hemingway chose a set of Piaget Rose earrings and a Piaget Possession ring.
Once again, the Piaget Altiplano was the preferred watch for Hollywood’s leading men.
Nominees Ben Mendelsohn and Paul Dano both chose the ultra-thin luxury watch to pair with their red carpet looks. Mendelsohn, nominated for Best Male Lead in ‘Mississipi Grind’, wore the 40mm Piaget Altiplano Date watch in rose gold, while Paul Dano, nominated for Best Supporting Male in ‘Love & Mercy’, wore his own 40mm Piaget Altiplano in white gold.
Presenter Anthony Mackie opted for a limited edition Piaget Emperador Coussin watch in white gold.
Social media superstars Kristina Bazan and Fiona Zanetti both chose Piaget for the awards show ceremony. Bazan wore a matching bangle and cuff from the newest Extremely Piaget capsule collection with a Piaget Possession ring, while Zanetti opted for a suite of Piaget Rose jewellery.
Portuguese actress Maria João Bastos also selected a suite of fine jewellery from the Extremely Piaget capsule collection.
Haitian–Swiss model, Alizée Gaillard, chose an Extremely Piaget necklace, former Miss Switzerland, Lauriane Gilliéron, wore the new Limelight Gala Milanese with a set of Extremely Piaget earrings, and her sister, Melody Gilliéron, wore a set of Couture Précieuse earrings. Sandra Bauknecht, editor in chief of L’Officiel Switzerland, wore a pair Extremely Piaget earrings with a matching ring. German actress Veronica Ferres and model Lena Terlutter both wore Extremely Piaget cuffs, while Anne Klug wore a Piaget Rose ring.
DJ and rock star royalty, Alexandra Richards, chose a rose gold Piaget Possession sautoir to accent her her orange cocktail dress.
Recognized for her contributions to Independent Film, Mel Eslyn was the recipient of the Piaget Producer’s Award. Presented by honorary chair, Jessica Chastain, the award features a $25,000 grant and is given to emerging producers who demonstrate creativity, tenacity and vision, and produce quality independent films, despite limited resources. Eslyn, who wore a suite of Piaget Possession jewellery in white gold, is known for her work on ‘The One I Love’, ‘Lamb’, ‘Uncle Kent 2’, and ‘Your Sister's Sister’.
Following the awards ceremony, Piaget joined Film Independent in hosting the first ever official after party, toasting the achievements of the day. Winners, nominees and friends of the Maison, joined Philippe Léopold-Metzger in Piaget’s exclusive backstage VIP lounge to celebrate the maison’s support of independent film and emerging talent, while taking a peak at the latest Piaget creations.
The Friday evening before, Piaget hosted an elegant cocktail party at a glamorous villa in the Hollywood Hills to celebrate its longstanding relationship with Film Independent and kick-off the 31st annual Independent Spirit Awards. Piaget international brand ambassador, Jessica Chastain, was among the attendees. She was joined by ‘Hunger Games’’, Meta Golding, ‘Orange is the New Black’s’ Matt McGorry, Kristina Bazan, Eric Rutherford, David Bernon, Cameron Fuller, George Kotsiopoulos, Sophie Elkus, Maria Bastos, Lauriane Gillieron, Piaget Grant winner Mel Eslyn, as well as, Keith Richard’s daughter, Alexandra Richards, who entertained the evening’s guests with a soundtrack featuring remixed classics.