Nine Girls’ Best Friends

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Published November 27, 2009

 

How do you top the glamour and sheer spectacle of Fellini’s classic 8 ½? Well, if you’re moving on to Nine, you’ll need six Oscar-winning actors—and some additional carats. In collaboration with costume designer Colleen Atwood, Swiss jewelry company Chopard, lent a hand. 8 ½ is about a man confronting his past and present lovers and a whole lot of early 60s glitter. In the Rob Marshall-directed update, Kate Hudson stars as a crafty Vogue editor with jewels to spare—memorably a ring topped with a golden pearl ensnared by diamonds. In 97 carats (split between a pair of chandelier earrings and a cuff) Nicole Kidman’s appears like a shimmering siren for Daniel Day-Lewis’ harried director, Guido Cantini. As the scorned wife, Marion Cotillard is armored with a 24 carat bracelet of heart-shaped diamonds and a choker with 20 carats of emerald-cut diamonds. Their hearts might break, but their diamonds won’t.