$1 Million In Chopard Jewels Are Stolen From Cannes On Same Day As The Bling Ring Premieres

17 May 2013 by

cara delevingne

In a case of life imitating art, $1 million (£660,000) worth of luxury Chopard jewels have been stolen from a hotel room in Cannes on the evening of the premiere of Sofia Coppola's The Bling Ring, the film about a group of teenagers turned criminals.

The jewels were intended to be loaned to a celebrity to wear on the red carpet at Cannes and were stolen, along with the safe they were in, from the Novotel hotel room of a Chopard employee.

So far Chopard jewels have been pictured on a number of celebrities on the red carpet at Cannes including Cara Delevingne, Cindy Crawford and Julianne Moore. The luxury jewellers have also been making the Palme d'Or trophy - awarded to the winner of best picture at the festival - since 1998. Police have confirmed that the trophy is safe. Chopard has been an official sponsor of the festival for 16 years.

The theft occured between 8PM and 3AM - perhaps even during the time The Bling Ring was having it's premiere. The film, based on real events, follows a gang of teenage theives who targeted the Hollywood mansions of the rich and famous including Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan between 2008 and 2009. The film stars Emma Watson and is out here in July.

Grazia called Chopard but the company said they had no comment.


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