Luxury jewellery and watchmaker brand, Cartier, has just announced its partaking in the most-anticipated 2018 film, Ocean’s 8. The newest “Ocean’s” film franchise is directed and co-written by Gary Ross and stars numerous A-Listers like Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, with Rihanna and Helena Bonham Carter.
Cartier agreed to be the film’s exclusive jewellery partner due to its passion for empowering women who are truly and boldly themselves. The necklace featured in the film serves as a tribute to Jeanne Toussaint, Cartier’s Creative Director in the 1930s who helped shaped the brand’s stylish identity. Above anyone else, she was the first woman to embody Cartier’s bold and fearless spirit.
It was challenging for the brand to create a very specific set of jewels for the film’s ultimate heist. In addition, Cartier mobilized the resources of its High Jewelry workshops at rue de la Paix in Paris for the film’s location. Moreover, it was quite the challenge as the brand’s best jewellers were expected to complete this feat in no more than eight weeks—a demanding task on top of their everyday assignments.
However, as expected Cartier dedicated the best of its trade and resources, and transported the necklace from Paris to New York. Cartier was also the exclusive on-site jeweller during the filming at the Metropolitan Museum in New York, which serves as the film’s primary location. For five consecutive nights, the jewellery pieces that range from Cartier Collection to its current New or High Jewellery were on loan to those making cameo appearances in the movie.
As Ocean’s 8 is releasing on June 8, we will also see Cartier Mansion in New York City landmark that’s prominently featured as the setting in some of the film’s scenes. The Mansion was closed for two days to enable filming and its Salons were transformed into cinema sets.
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