For the unveiling of Nature Sauvage, its new High Jewellery collection, Cartier chose Vienna, a mecca of history and culture. Here, the animals from its theatre of apparitions paraded; caught in the brilliance of the moment, these fabulous creatures shared their stories, to stir and ignite the imagination.

The creations were presented in one of the most prestigious locations in the Austrian capital: the Kursalon Hübner, a Renaissance-style pavilion dating from the end of the 19th century. The scenography unfolded over a journey in three parts. The large, classically elegant rooms were invaded by generous, organic elements. The intense and enchanting contrast mirrored the sublime and precious fauna.

For the Gala evening, the Maison selected the MAK, a place of art and history that opened in 1864. Here, in this reference of architecture and contemporary art, steeped in history and beauty, time stood still for the event. After the cocktail reception, models showcased these exceptional creations, dressed for the catwalk by designer Jonathan Ailwood. Later, the guests – among them Friends and Ambassadors of the Maison including Sofia Coppola, Elle Fanning, Anna Sawai, Franz Rogowski, RAYE, Sofie Royer and Kimberley Anne Woltemas – discovered the cuisine of Juan Amador, a German chef of Spanish origin from the three-Michelin-starred Amador restaurant. His culinary art combined precision, essentiality, surprise, experimentation, and creativity. A choreographed performance by Arthur Cadre and a recital by Italian tenor Fabio Sartori opened the evening’s vibrant celebrations, which continued with a concert by Britt Award-winning artist RAYE.