Piaget Society

2016 Spirit Awards 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".

Jessica Chastain and Philippe Léopold-Metzger
Jessica Chastain in Piaget at the Spirit Awards 2016

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.

Jessica Biel in Piaget at the Spirit Awards 2016
white gold Extremely Piaget ear cuff with diamonds and sapphires
White gold Diamond Ring - Piaget Luxury Jewellery G34PX600
Possession eccentric ring
White gold, diamond ring
Ring G34PX600

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.

Brie Larson in Piaget at the Spirit Awards 2016
Emilia Clarke in Piaget at the Spirit Awards 2016
Pink gold Diamond Earrings - Piaget Luxury Jewellery G38U0050
Piaget Rose earrings
Pink gold, diamond earrings
Earrings G38U0050

‘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.

Jennifer Jason Leigh in Piaget at the Spirit Awards 2016
Dree Hemingway in Piaget at the Spirit Awards 2016
White gold Diamond Watch - Piaget Luxury Watch G0A39200
Limelight Diamonds watch
Diamond watch, white gold
Watch G0A39200
White gold Pearl Diamond Ring - Piaget Luxury Jewellery G34UU100
Piaget Rose ring
White gold, diamond, pearl ring
Ring G34UU100
White gold Diamond Earrings - Piaget Luxury Jewellery G38U0064
Piaget Rose earrings
White gold, diamond earrings
Earrings G38U0064
White Gold Diamond Wedding Ring G34PZ500 - Piaget Wedding Jewellery
Possession wedding ring
White gold, diamond wedding ring
Band width : 6.1 mm
Wedding ring G34PZ500

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.

Anthony Mackie in Piaget at the Spirit Awards 2016
Zoe Kazan and Paul Dano
White gold Ultra-thin mechanical Watch - Piaget Luxury Watch G0A33112
Altiplano watch
Ultra-thin watch, mechanical, white gold
Watch G0A33112

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.

Maria Joao Bastos Spirit Awards 2016

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.

Alexandra Richards in Piaget at the Spirit Awards 2016
Philippe Léopold-Metzger at the Spirit Awards 2016

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’.

Mel Eslyn wears Piaget pendant at the Spirit Awards 2016
White gold Diamond Pendant - Piaget Luxury Jewellery G33P0090
Possession pendant
White gold, diamond pendant
Pendant G33P0090

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.

White gold Diamond Ring - Piaget Luxury Jewellery G34L6C00
Extremely Piaget ring
White gold, diamond ring
Ring G34L6C00
White gold Diamond Bracelet - Piaget Luxury Jewellery G36LB100
Extremely Piaget bracelet
White gold, diamond bracelet
Bracelet G36LB100