Ocean’s 8 movie starring Cartier’s historic necklace is hitting the screens

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French Maison Cartier took on a new motion venture in the film Ocean’s 8 as the exclusive jewellery partner. This collaboration comes together naturally as the all-female lead movie complements Cartier’s ethos of empowering women with the boldness to be themselves. It is now opening in the theatres this June, featuring the recreation of a historic high jewellery Cartier necklace as the centre of the plot.

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Ocean’s 8 is a feminist reboot of the 2001 Warner Bros. film Ocean’s Eleven. Instead of Brad Pitt, George Clooney and friends, we get an all-female lead cast starring Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, American Horror Story’s Sarah Paulson, Mindy Kaling and even singer Rihanna and rapper Nora Num aka Awkwafina,

Anne Hathaway as Daphne Kluger wears the necklace, created by Cartier, in a scene from the film 'Ocean's 8'. Photo Warner Bros. Pictures

The movie’s premise surrounds Debbie Ocean, estranged sister to the trilogy’s Danny Ocean; rather than hitting Vegas in some macho caper, she attempts to pull off a jewel heist at the Met Gala. The crown jewel of the film is none other than one of Cartier’s most iconic jewellery pieces.

Actresses Anne Hathaway (left) and Helena Bonham Carter at the Met Gala in a scene from the film, 'Ocean's 8'.

In real life, the necklace was designed for Maharaja of Nawanagar back in 1931 and it was named after Jeanne Toussaint, who was the creative director of Cartier at the time. The original necklace even included the Queen of Holland diamond which alone weighed a whopping 136.25 carats and was known as ‘the finest cascade of coloured diamonds in the world’.. The replica was resized to suit Anne Hathaway.

For this cinematographic project, the featured necklace – to be worn by Anne Hathaway – is a high jewellery replica created with the blueprint from the original sketch, composed of colourless diamonds. While it is chosen to be the centre of the plot, the Toussaint Necklace will not be the only Cartier creation featured in the movie. From jewellery to watches, the Maison’s Cartier collection and high jewellery collection will all make appearance during the pivotal Met Gala scene – much like they did on the actual gala this year.

 

 

 

 

The photographers: Patrick Demarchelier

Born near Paris in 1943 to a modest family, he spent his childhood in Le Havre with his mother and four brothers. For his seventeenth birthday, his stepfather bought him his first Eastman Kodak camera. Patrick Demarchelier learned how to develop film, retouch negatives and began shooting friends and weddings.

In 1975, he left Paris for New York to follow his girlfriend. He discovered fashion photograpy by working as a freelance photographer and learning and working with photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Terry King, and Jacgue Guilbert.

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Patrick Demarchelier has lived in New York City since 1975. He is married to Mia and they have twins. Since the late 1970’s he has shot the covers for nearly every major fashion magazine including American, British and Paris Vogue. He has also shot covers for Rolling Stone, Life, Newsweek, Elle, Glamour and Mademoiselle. He has photographed many advertising campaigns, including Farrah Fawcett shampoo in 1978, the Brooke Shields doll in 1982, Lauren by Ralph Lauren, Cutty Sark, and a Calvin Klein ad with Talisa Soto and did iconic ad campaigns for Giorgio Armani, Celine, Chanel, Christian Dior, Gap, Gian Franco Ferré, Gianni Versace, Elizabeth Arden, Lancôme,  L’Oréal, Yves Saint Laurent, Revlon, TAG Heuer and Louis Vuitton. He was also the primary photographer for the book On Your Own, a beauty/lifestyle guide written for young women by Brooke Shields Since 1992 he has worked with Harper’s Bazaar, becoming its premier photographer.

Patrick Demarchelier was the first non-British photographer to click the British Royal Family.  In 1989 Patrick Demarchelier became, by request, Her Royal Highness Princess Diana’s official photographer. This relationship lasted until her untimely death in 1997. Patrick Demarchelier shot four beautiful covers of Diana for the British Vogue published in 1991, 1994 and 1997.

 

A photograph by Patrick Demarchelier of Princess Diana, published in the July 2007 issue of Vanity Fair.A radiant Princess Diana in a rare portrait taken by photographer Patrick Demarchelier, 1990

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In 2005, he was awarded the contract for the Pirelli calendar. Demarchelier is referenced in the 2006 film The Devil Wears Prada, when the ‘dragon lady’, Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep), asks Andy (Anne Hathaway), on her very first day on the job, “Did Demarchelier confirm?”, leaving her utterly confused. The first assistant Emily calmly jumps into action and calls his office, replying, “I have Patrick!” He also appears in the documentary The September Issue which is about Anne Wintour and American Vogue.

He continues to be a force in fashion photography and has interestingly been referenced in The Devil Wears PradaSex and the City, and America’s Next Top Model.

In 2007, Christine Albanel, French Minister of Culture, honored Patrick Demarchelier as an Officer in L’ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Order of Arts and Literature).

Demarchelier appeared in a cameo in the film version of Sex and the City; he can be seen taking pictures during Carrie Bradshaw’s fashion shoot for Vogue magazine. He was featured prominently in the sixth episode of Cycle 15 of America’s Next Top Model. He was listed as one of the fifty best-dressed over 50s by the Guardian in March 2013.

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Lancôme Magnifique

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Last year, Lancôme magnetized and magnified all its fans with the release of one of the most passionate and hot perfume Magnifique Perfume for Women. Magnifique perfume comes with the slogan ‘You are unique; you are Magnifique’, and is described as a truly exceptional perfume created by perfumers Olivier Cresp and Jacques Cavallier.

Lancôme Magnifiqueis known to be a woody/floral and a little bit spicy fragrance with distinctive notes that constantly lure and temp. Stunning and beautiful actress Anne Hathaway is the spokesperson and the face of this remarkable perfume. Anne Hathaway’s fragile, pure and elegant appearance and beauty perfectly describes the nature and pleasant smell of Lancôme Magnifique perfume.

You are unique; you are Magnifique

Lancôme Magnifiquedraws you into a world of romance with saffron essence and cumin notes along with fruity heart notes of Bulgarian rose, Mai de Grasse rose and jasmine. The perfume melts down on the skin with soft vetiver, sandalwood and nagarmota notes. Lancôme Magnifique is deliberate as ‘an olfactive interpretation of red’. This magnifique perfume comes in a crystal bottle colored from white to intense red color and a silver cap. Both colors symbolize passion and freedom, love and pureness.

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Every one of us wants to leave a strong first impression about our pleasant smell and look. With Lancôme Magnifique you are more than sure to impress everyone. Wear this radiating perfume and have a luminous, refined, incandescent aura.

Lancôme Magnifique Perfume is available in 30, 50 and 75 ml Eau de Parfum.