Thursday, 23 May 2013

The Ultimate Gold Collection for Cinema Against AIDS

Join LoveGold live from the front row of the tonight's Ultimate Gold Collection Fashion Show at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, Cap d'Antibes, to celebrate 20 years of amfAR’s Cinema Against AIDS gala. Curated by Carine Roitfeld, it features gold gowns and jewellery from the world’s finest designers. We’ll be streaming live from Cannes on 23 May, exclusively on Before then, we’ll take you behind the scenes as Carine prepares for this glamorous event.


For amfAR’s 20th anniversary Cinema Against AIDS event in Cannes, Carine and LoveGold enlisted some of the world’s best jewelry designers to create custom gold pieces. Throughout this editorial, we are revealing some of the jewelry and talking to the designers about their work.


Watch the exclusive live stream from on May, 23rd (UK 8:00PM/ NYC 3:00PM/ LA 12:00PM) as gold is highlighted  in a breathtaking spotlight as it shimmers down the runway … Not to miss! Below is an exclusive sneak peek of select pieces used in tonights show.


Custom cuff by Aurora Lopez Mejia for LoveGold

“I made this talismanic piece with an extra feeling of weight, which echoes a reminder of great intention,” she tells CR. “It carries a message to provoke inspiration through these inscribed and essential words for life.”


Custom cuffs by Eddie Borgo for LoveGold

 "These one-of-a-kind gold cuffs represent a synthesis of all of our signature silhouettes,” Eddie Borgo explains.


Custom cuffs by Hoorsenbuhs for LoveGold

“Our original collection was designed around gold. The luster, weight, alchemy, and seductive nature of such a beautiful element inspires me continually,” says designer Robert Keith. “There are few things in life that give consistent inspiration and gold is magical in this regard. Its history as the ultimate luxury adornment makes it right for a brand rooted in craftsmanship like Hoorsenbuhs.”


 Custom cuffs by Kimberly McDonald for LoveGold

“I was honored when Carine approached our brand to be part of this event. This pair of dueling Yowah Opal cuffs are a perfect example of the style and philosophy of the Kimberly McDonald brand. Each KMD piece is created from the finest materials and produced by skilled artisans in New York City,” McDonald explains. “Opals and Geodes are two of my favorite materials to create pieces from … interestingly enough is to this day we’re not 100 percent sure how either is created, but that mystery of nature is of great inspiration to my work.”


 Custom cuffs by Pamela Love for LoveGold

"For me there is nothing like gold,” says Love. “It is the most beautiful material to work in and my favorite medium with which to bring my designs to life. The pieces I created for this really highlight the colors, textures, and depth that can be achieved with gold.” 

 Fashion photographer and blogger, Jamie Beck
has her sights on Pamela Love's gold cuffs

Pamela Love's gold cuff as seen
by me ... @andreajankeofficial


Custom cuff by Miansai for LoveGold

 "I have been wanting to create an oversized cuff that had a modern and minimalistic feel for a while, so when the opportunity came about for this project, it was the perfect time to do it,” says Miansai designer Michael Saiger. “This piece came together flawlessly right from the first molds that were made. It has been an incredible experience and I’m really happy with how the cuffs turned out.”


Custom cuffs by Ana Khouri for LoveGold

“Balance,” says Khouri. “The condition of a system in which all competing influences are balanced inspires me. A non-existing beginning or end, endless time and immortality evolving around organically geometric pieces and solutions. Uneven and precise.”


Custom cuffs by House of Waris for LoveGold

“My inspiration is always love and history,” says Waris Ahluwalia. “This piece is how the two weave together in an attempt to make sense of it all.”



Close Up of the unique gold VALENTINO gown

WhoWhatWear - AdR For Tonight

Anna Dello Russo wears TOM FORD (via Instagram)


From a statement curb chain, to a cluster of classic bangles, delicate gold wedding band, vintage César pendant or pair of solid gold cuffs - Carine rarely wears black without gold. Choosing to invest in a few key pieces, the fashion editor often layers her trademark necklaces for an eclectic look that compliments her undone, effortless style. Cementing her love of gold with a runway show dedicated entirely to the precious metal; she is curating The Ultimate Gold Collection Fashion Show for amfAR at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, in collaboration with LoveGold. In Carine’s own words, she chose the theme because, “gold is extraordinary.”


... wonderful looks by some of the world’s greatest designers from the Ultimate Gold Collection which will be shown tonight, at the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Gala, Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, Cap d'Antibes. Curated by Carine Roitfeld; Art by Lula; Edited by Michaela Dosamantes.

Carine enlisted top fashion and jewelry designers from around the world to participate in this year’s gold-themed amfAR show in Cannes. Dedicated to Elizabeth Taylor, who spent a great deal of her life helping the fight against AIDS, the collection centers around gold because it represents warmth, love, and success. Adorned with her own personal jewelry, Elizabeth is wearing a few of the looks (from Comme des Garçons, Rick Owens, Miu Miu, and J.W. Anderson) from the runway.

Comme des Garçons white and gold jacket with pleated skirt

 Rick Owens crinkled gold metallic tunic dress
from the Spring/Summer 2013 collection

 Miu Miu custom gold stretch dress inspired
by the Fall/Winter 2013 collection

 J.W. Anderson custom ruffled bralette and ruffled culottes
 in metallic gold inspired by the Spring/Summer 2013 collection

Selections by ANDREA JANKE Finest Accessories 

Photo credits/Source:  CR Fashionbook by Carine Roitfeld
amfAR Cinema Against AIDS x LoveGold
Photography Marilou Daubé & Pierre Jeand’heur
Editor Shiona Turini

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