First ATMs, now the Cannes Film Festival. Thieves are getting bold.
French authorities report at least million dollars worth of jewelry was stolen from Hotel Novotel earlier this week. The goods, designed by Swiss luxury jeweler Chopard, had been stored in a security box with a company employee before going missing.
The case is currently under investigation, but no suspects have been named.
A Chopard spokeswoman says the items stolen by thieves are not part of the collection of jewels that were to be worn by actresses this year.
The festival’s red carpet is well-known for its chic and extravagant entrances, such as this dramatic Fall 2012 Stéphane Rolland look that Solange Knowles sported Wednesday (pictured). Chopard’s jewels have been a sponsor at Cannes for 16 years, showcasing their bling on a world stage.
You can bet American stylists had a mini-stroke, but co-vice president of Chopard Caroline Scheufele told the Evening Standard that across the pond Europeans are far more lax about their fashion choices.
“The Americans are so organised [sic]. They know what dress they’re wearing months before and they tell us how their hair will be,” she said. “The Europeans are much cooler about the whole thing. They don’t have an entourage around them. Things can change at the last minute.”