At an intimate dinner last night in Paris, Academy Award nominee actress Vanessa Kirby announced her pride and gratitude to the French maison Cartier for her choosing her as its newest ambassador. “It is such an honor to become an ambassador and embody the wild feminine spirit behind the iconic scent of La Panthère. To be aligned with a house that has a real appreciation for – and commitment to – philanthropy, women’s empowerment, conservation, and arts and culture, powered by the extraordinary team at Cartier, is truly inspiring. They have become a family to me, and I am honored to be on this journey with them,” stated Kirby. The actress embodied strength and intention in a beige blazer and donning a dynamic Panther collier. Above her, the geometric, undulating roof of Le Grand Restaurant by chef Jean François Piège twinkled, a coincidental nod to the Cartier panther’s fierce lines.
As the face of Cartier jewelry, watchmaking and fragrances, the British actress is invited to embody the essence of the maison with her powerful and refined talent, character, and sensual femininity. Having burst on the screen in the role of Princess Margaret in Netflix’s The Crown, she received critical acclaim for her starring role in Pieces of a Woman, which garnered her Academy Award, BAFTA, Emmy, and Golden Globe nominations.
Arnaud Carrez, senior vice president chief marketing officer at Cartier furthered, “To express the force of attraction of La Panthère, our choice went spontaneously to Vanessa Kirby. Intense and magnetic, Vanessa Kirby is a free spirit who has the boldness of her convictions, both in her roles in cinema and in life. An actress who takes her destiny into her own hands, determined and ambitious. A strength that she shares with the emblematic panther.”