The Jakarta Post
Actress Zhang Ziyi and Chopard's co-president and artistic director Caroline Scheufele in Cannes. (Chopard/File)
Watch and jewelry house Chopard revealed its newest global ambassador on the ninth day of 72nd Cannes International Film Festival in France on May 22.
Caroline Scheufele, copresident and artistic director of Chopard, officially welcomed actress Zhang Ziyi to the maison at an event held at the Martinez Hotel rooftop overlooking the Cannes waterfront and Palais des Festivals.
Zhang, who was acclaimed by international critics for her role in Ang Lee’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Tiger, celebrates the 20th anniversary of her cinematic career this year. Other notable performances of Zhang’s include her roles in Memoirs of a Geisha and Wong Kar-Wai’s 2046, for which she was named Best Actress by Hong Kong Film Award ( 2005 ) and Hong Kong Film Critics Society Award ( 2004 ).
Chopard also announced Zhang’s appointment as global ambassador on its social media account, saying that the Beijing-born actress' beauty and elegant style personify emotions evoked by Chopard in her own country and around the world. (mut)
We are delighted to welcome Zhang Ziyi as Global Ambassador. She will bring her beauty and elegant dress sense to personifying the quest for all the emotions evoked by Chopard creations in her own country and around the world. #ChopardLovesCinema #TheRedCarpetJeweller #ZhangZiyi #ChopardGlobalAmbassador