Friday, October 02, 2009

VENICE: Film Festival - Jaeger-LeCoultre Dinner Party

The Place: Granaries of the Cipriani Hotel - Jaeger-LeCoultre Black Tie dinner.  During the Venice Film Festival, Jaeger-LeCoultre gave a dinner party at the granaries of the Cipriani Hotel on the Giudecca.  White sofas  and orchids were placed on the riva overlooking Saint Mark’s Square and the Ducal Palace for guests to sit and admire the view as champagne was served. The famous watchmaker invited actors, stars, ambassadors and friends of the brand to help celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Calibre 101, the smallest mechanical movement for a ladies watch and to attend the unveiling of the Hybris Mechanica 55 set, the horological masterpiece trilogy with a total of 55 complications. 

Glamorous ladies.    Catherine Deneuve chats with Sarah, Duchess of York.

Another glamorous star.  Chinese actress, Huang Lu was in Venice with her film Ahasin Wetei (Between Two Worlds), Directed and written by Vimukthi Jayasundara.

VIP Guests.  Professional polo player, Eduardo Novillo Astrada, Astrid Munoz, actor, Joaquim de Almeida and his lady friend.

The Film Star.  Italian actor, Riccardo Scamarcio was promoting his film Il Grande Sogno (The Big dream) directed by Michele Placido.   His co-star, actress Jasmine Trinca won the Golden Lion Award for Best New Actress.

The Venetians.   A few glamorous Venetian where among the guests. Marie Brandolini d’Adda, Filippo Gaggia and Servanc giol.

The Place.    In the rustic setting of the granaries of the Cipriani Hotel on the Giudecca, the Jaeger-LeCoultre dinner was held.  Two long tables with candles running down the center and three large chandeliers created a magical atmosphere.

At the table, actress, Giovanna Mezzogiorno who was in Venice to promote the film she narrated and co-produced called, Negli Occhi (In the Eyes) directed by, Daniele Anzellotti and Francesco Del Grosso.

A Detail. A detail of the table setting.  
Note: how effective a line of candles, of different heights, are running down the center of the table.

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