Swarovski sparkles at the Golden Globe Awards 2011

Los Angeles / 2011


A Tinseltown staple in every way, Swarovski crystals enhanced not only the set, but also the atmosphere of this prestigious Awards ceremony. The illuminating crystals were incorporated into the circular stage piece where winners accepted their awards, and created a shining path accenting the steps leading up to the stage and on stage.
In total, the room glittered with over 55,000 Swarovski crystals, especially flown in from the company’s headquarters in Austria, in 11 different shapes and various sizes.

Oscars 2011: Swarovski shined cente...

Oscars Los Angeles / 2011

Swarovski held an exclusive pre-screening of the BLACK SWAN on the 17th January for London’s fabulous fashion press. Watch this short video to find out what they thought of this Oscar nominated film.

Black Swan Pre-Screening event

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Swarovski shares the big screen with stars Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel and Winona Ryder in the upcoming psychological thriller, BLACK SWAN. Directed by Darren Aronofsky, BLACK SWAN takes a thrilling and haunting journey through the psyche of a young ballerina whose starring role as the Swan Queen turns out to be a part for which she becomes frighteningly perfect.

Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte created the “Swan Lake” ballet costumes for BLACK SWAN and turned to their long time friend and supporter Swarovski, who donated nearly 250,000 crystals, weighing 40kgs for the ballet costumes, to add drama to the dark, romantic aesthetics of the pivotal ballet scenes. Rodarte worked with Swarovski crystals on the Black Swan and White Swan costumes as well as the diaphanous white gown worn by Natalie Portman’s character. Additionally, the now iconic Black Swan crown designed by Kate and Laura Mulleavy, which is featured in the film’s poster, was hand crafted in burnt copper with Swarovski crystals entangled in the metalwork.

Black Swan: Behind The Scenes 2010/...

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Swarovski takes centre stage alongside Cher, Christina Aguilera and Stanley Tucci in Steven Antin’s explosive new film Burlesque. Aguilera makes her film debut as an ambitious small-town girl with a big voice who becomes a singing sensation in a Los Angeles neo-burlesque club. Over 250,000 Swarovski crystals in more than 15 different colours adorn the dazzling costumes designed by BAFTA winning costume designer Michael Kaplan. The spectacular sets sparkle with crystal curtains made with over 80,000 Swarovski Elements weighing a total of 1.3 tonnes.

Burlesque: Making of

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Los Angeles
Attendees at the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards, along with the millions of viewers who tuned in to watch the telecast last evening, were treated to a spectacular yet intimate set design created by Brian Stonestreet featuring over 3,000 hand crafted strands of custom designed Swarovski crystal weighing close to 3,000lbs and shimmering with over 30,000 crystals. This is the first time Swarovski crystal has graced the ballroom of The Golden Globe Awards. The crystals hung around the room as elaborate chandelier-inspired installations.