Jewelry & Watchmaking

Cartier, the star of Olivier Dahan’s “Grace of Monaco” movie at the Festival de Cannes

May 12, 2014 | Parisian Eye
Nicole Kidman as Olivier Dahan’s “Grace of Monaco”
On May 14th, “Grace of Monaco” is set to be the opening film at the 67th edition of the Festival de Cannes.
It is no secret that Grace Kelly was a devoted client of Cartier – as her personal items, shown at this year’s “Cartier: style and history” exhibition, prove.
The legendary Cartier boutique at 13 rue de la Paix in Paris provided the backdrop for the final scene of “Grace of Monaco” for a key scene in the film, in which a pink-hatted Princess Grace – played by Nicole Kidman – sparkles in Cartier jewellery as she announces to the press that she is giving up her Hollywood career to dedicate herself to family and royal obligations.
Nicole Kidman as Olivier Dahan’s “Grace of Monaco”
Nicole Kidman as Olivier Dahan’s “Grace of Monaco”

The filming of this movie naturally called for Cartier’s expertise: faithful reproductions of five of these royal jewellery pieces were produced in the ateliers of the Maison, with the consent of the Sovereign House of Monaco. The original creations are part of the royal jewels of Monaco. 

Nicole Kidman as Olivier Dahan’s “Grace of Monaco”
In addition to these historical reproductions, Cartier lent the production team a number of contemporary high jewellery pieces worn by Nicole Kidman throughout the movie, as well as a spectacular emerald necklace seen on Spanish actress Paz Vega, who plays Maria Callas in the film. Cartier watches and accessories are worn by the male leads, Prince Rainier III embodied by Tim Roth, and Aristotle Onassis played by Robert Lindsay.

A must see for Cartier admirers ! 

Reproduction of the 1953 diamond necklace
Reproduction of the 1955 tiara that could be turned into a necklace 
Grace Kelly wearing Cartier
Reproduction of Grace Kelly’s engagement ring 
Reproduction of the 1958 poodle brooch

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