"Café Society," Woody Allen's latest comedy, is set in 1930s Los Angeles and stars Kristen Stewart and Blake Lively, who plays a Manhattan socialite. The actors are absolutely dripping in diamond jewelry created by Chanel, and the pieces most effectively highlight the glamour that saturated Hollywood's silver screen era.
The film's costume designer, Suzy Benzinger, worked closely with Chanel to select the jewelry. Benzinger immersed herself in the famous French fashion house's archives to create the cast's elegant clothes. All of the eveningwear was constructed in shades of ivory, one of Coco Chanel's signature colors. The jewels shown in the film were composed mainly of diamonds and pearls, which is era-appropriate. Despite the fact that the fine jewelry was made today, it meshes harmoniously with the film's Art Deco style and scenery.