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Inside Cartier’s Intimate and Star-Studded Dinner at the 79th Venice Film Festival

Photo: Pierre Mouton

As the official partner of the Venice International Film Festival, Cartier hosted an intimate dinner on the opening night of the week. The private soirée celebrated the second year of the jewelry house’s partnership with the film festival, and many more of its special relationship with cinema, which goes back to when its founder loaned pieces to Broadway and Hollywood stars to establish a base in the US.

This year’s opening ceremony brought together some of the biggest stars of the industry such as Catherine Deneuve, Julianne Moore, and Mélanie Laurent, and also saw director Walter Hill honored with the Cartier Glory to the Filmmaker Award. Representing the Arab world as friends of the maison were Tunisian actor Dhafer L’Abidine, and Lebanese filmmaker and actor Nadine Labaki.

Dhafer L’Abidine. Photo: Courtesy of Cartier

Guests including Vogue Arabia editor-in-chief Manuel Arnaut, Bianca Brandolini, Vanessa Kirby, and Maria Carla Boscono, headed to the theatrical setting of the Venetian Arsenal for dinner next, and an afterparty at the Gritti Palace later. Here, they were treated to an enthralling performance by Cartier ambassador and renowned pianist Khatia Buniatishvili.

“Dialogue with the world of the arts has always been a source of creative inspiration for the maison, whether in contemporary art, cinema or music,” stated Arnaud Carrez, senior vice president-chief marketing officer at Cartier. “Our partnership with the Mostra is a new opportunity to create bridges between all the artistic disciplines that are dear to us.”

Scroll for a look inside the Cartier dinner and after party at the 79th Venice Film Festival.

Julianne Moore. Photo: Pierre Mouton

Catherine Deneuve. Photo: Pierre Mouton

Mélanie Laurent. Photo: Pierre Mouton

Vanessa Kirby. Photo: Pierre Mouton

Bianca Brandolini and Maria Carla Boscono. Photo: Pierre Mouton

Khatia Buniatishvili. Photo: Pierre Mouton

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