The Independent Spirit Awards ceremony in Santa Monica, held the day before the Oscars, is a more informal occasion than the Oscars because it highlights independent cinema, but nonetheless the stars are decked out for the occasion, and many chose Piaget to complement their dazzle.
Janet McTeer, candidate for actress in a supporting role, wore Piaget Rose Fairy earrings in white gold. Demian Bichir, nominated for best actor in a leading role, wore a Piaget Polo FortyFive watch. Jessica Chastain wore a Limelight ring. Lucy Liu chose a Possession bracelet in yellow gold, as well as diamond pavé earrings and ring.
Other stars wearing Piaget at the Awards included Rachel Harris, Max Greenfield, Li Bing Bing, Michelle Chen, Harmony Santana, Patricia Clarkson, Anthony Mackie, Penelope Ann Miller, Ileana Douglas, Paz Vega, Maria Leon, Blanca Suarez, Virginie Efira, Nicolas Bedos, Fiona Hefti, Carlos Leal, Judith Godreche, jazz singer Melody Gardot, and Christos Garkinos, co-owner of Decades. The Piaget Producer's Award, for creative production in independent cinema, was assigned to Sophia Lin for her production "Take Shelter."
After the awards ceremony, Piaget welcomed guests and celebrities backstage, and the Piaget lounge was transformed into a garden with thousands of Yves Piaget roses, and even a waterfall.
At the Oscars, Piaget was chosen by many stars, many of whom had already appeared at the Independent Spirit Awards. Janet McTeer was nominated for "Albert Nobbs," and wore Piaget Diamond Light Garland earrings in white gold and diamonds, along with bracelet and ring in the same range. Demian Bechir was present for "A Better Life," and wore a Piaget Emperador in white gold. Gary Oldman was there for his nomination for "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, and wore a Rectangle à l'Ancienne watch in white gold.
Photos: Janet McTeer (left); Gary Oldman and Alexandra Edenborough (right).