On Tuesday 3rd February, Finch & Partners and Jaeger-LeCoultre, hosted the second annual lunch in celebration of ‘The Women in Cinema’ at Maison Assouline, London. The lunch took place five days before the BAFTAs and a fortnight before the Academy Awards at a particularly exciting and prominent time in the film industry’ s annual calendar.
Jaeger-LeCoultre’s affinity with the 7th Art is all about two worlds infused with the same creative effervescence, inspired from a longstanding tradition and the absolute quest of excellence. Jaeger-LeCoultre gives a particular support to those who daily contribute to create and bring life to the art of filmmaking, and attaches great importance to the preservation of its heritage. It is this heritage and deep roots in cinema that make Jaeger-LeCoultre such an apt partner to host this event with Finch & Partners.
Following lunch, Mariella Frostrup led a Q&A with renowned Casting Director Lucinda Syson.
Last year’s lunch was co-hosted by Debra Hayward and Alison Owen, both of whom were in attendance this year too.
Guests included: Salma Hayek, Gemma Arterton, Annabelle Wallis, Charlotte Riley, Mariella Frostrup, Liza Marshall, Kate Driver, Sarah Gavron, Susanna White, Andrea Wong, Christine Langan.
Guests enjoyed a picnic style lunch of tomato bruschetta, dressed salad of young leaves, Bellota-Bellota Grand Cru ham, Fillet Tolstoy smoked salmon and L’Ami Louis foie gras followed by chocolate Grand Cru for dessert.
About The Women In…
The Women In… is a platform and concept designed to inspire people by celebrating and discussing the successes, failures and outrageous brilliance of women in different walks of life.
Spring 2015 will see the launch of the online magazine, this will include a collection of articles of interest from around the internet mixed with original content which will invite readers to engage, comment and return.
Photography and video will be of museum quality. It will be a thing of tremendous beauty and thought-provoking ideas.
About Jaeger-LeCoultre and Cinema
Official partner of the Venice International Film Festival for almost a decade, Jaeger-LeCoultre confers each year the Glory to the Filmmaker Award to a filmmaker chosen by the director of the festival.
Since April 2013, as part of the actions of the “Film Society of Lincoln Center” in New York, Jaeger-LeCoultre has launched the Filmmaker in Residence Program, an initiative which supports a filmmaker in the realization of his future projects. On the occasion of the Shanghai International Film Festival, Jaeger-LeCoultre works to protect the Chinese cinematographic heritage by funding the restoration of old movies.
Also sponsor of the films festivals of San Sebastian, Toronto, Abu Dhabi and Los Angeles, Jaeger-LeCoultre is committed to supporting the cinema in all its diversity by standing behind the camera, alongside the artists.
• Jaeger-LeCoultre – @Jaegerlecoultre – www.Jaeger-lecoultre.com
Since its founding in 1833, the Manufacture has been an inventive protagonist in the field of Haute Horlogerie. The keyless watch, silent regulators for repeater watches, Calibre Jaeger-LeCoultre 101 weighing barely one gram, the iconic Reverso, as well as unprecedented concepts such as the Dual-Wing®, all contribute to the wealth of the Jaeger-LeCoultre heritage. The 1,249 mechanical calibres developed and the 413 registered patents illustrate the creative passion that continually drives the men and women of the Grande Maison.
Heirs to the inventive spirit of the Manufacture’s founder, Antoine LeCoultre, our artisans pool their expertise so as to delight and enthral devotees of beautiful objects.
The unique story of each of our watches begins in the Vallée de Joux workshops and comes to vibrant life on the wrist of the men and women who wear it and make it their own.
About Finch & Partners
• Finch & Partners – @Finch_Partners – www.finchandpartners.com
Finch & Partners was founded by Charles Finch, former Head of International Motion Pictures at the William Morris Agency in June 2005, and today is a creative brand consultancy proudly representing and advising the most distinguished artists, brands and institutions across the world. From concept and strategy to execution and delivery, Finch & Partners’ fully integrated service offers specialist expertise in global luxury marketing, media management and all aspects of the entertainment business from film and television production to music and live entertainment events.
About Maison Assouline
• Maison Assouline – @AssoulinePub – www.Assouline.com/boutiques/europe/london-piccadilly.html
Created in 1994 to offer a new vision in publishing, Assouline has become a globalculture and lifestyle luxury brand.
Renowned for its highly original graphic concept and iconic photos, Assouline has been creating the most sophisticated books in the world for two decades. The company’s spirit of savoir faire has created a unique, eclectic, chic, and elegant brand that is immediately identifiable. To date, Assouline has published over 1,200 titles across international markets on subjects including fashion, art, architecture, design, culinary arts, photography, and travel. The Brand’s locations include Paris, London, New York, Venice, Costa Mesa, Seoul, Mexico City, Istanbul, Lima, and Santiago de Chile.
In autumn 2014, Assouline celebrates its twentieth anniversary with the opening of its first international flagship: Maison Assouline. The building, situated at 196A Piccadilly in London, designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens in 1922, is one of the most iconic locations of the British capital. In this incredible setting, Maison Assouline has chosen to open the doors, for the first time, to its complete world of culture and lifestyle.
‘‘London is the ultimate destination when it comes to experiencing the luxury lifestyle. We are happy to offer our international flagship in London, the cosmopolitan capital of the Western world. Maison Assouline will welcome people to a quintessence of culture and style in a unique historical setting.’’
–Martine and Prosper Assouline.