Meet Piaget's 10 Extraordinary Women
A brand that celebrates women, Piaget's latest campaign highlights 10 extraordinary women who embody femininity and female power in the modern world. Coming from diverse backgrounds, these women have in common confidence, brilliance in their craft and a passion for positive change. Find out who Piaget's Extraordinary Women are:
1/9 Shiva Safai
From Iran comes this multi-talented model, businesswoman and TV personality. Shiva showed her entrepreneurial spirit from a young age, launching a business that ran for 10 years. She now has a successful lifestyle brand, Essentials by Shiva Safai, which covers beauty, fashion, travel and more. Based in LA, Shiva has hosted LA Fashion Week and made appearances in The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Access Hollywood Live and other shows with mass audiences. She's an ambassador for Les Bonnes Oeurves du Coeur, an organisation that helps children suffering from heart problems, and an ambassador for Save The Children.
2/9 Kong Hyo-Jin
This South Korean actress made her acting debut in 1999 with the horror film Memento Mori. She has since been in countless films, including Crush, Blush, Pasta, The Greatest Love and Master's Sun; the latter three solidifying her position as a rom-com queen. Her recent role in Camellia Blooms earned her the 2019 KBS Drama Awards Grand Prize. Aside from acting, Kong Hyo-Jin is passionate about environmental issues and is an advocate for protecting abandoned animals.
3/9 Olivia Palermo
Founder and chief creative officer of the Olivia Palermo Group, Olivia is an international style authority and tastemaker. She oversees direction for her highly successful editorial driven e-commerce platform, oliviapalermo.com, and is dedicated to supporting philanthropic organisation such as Dress for Success, a platform that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing them with the tools they need to thrive in work and in life.
4/9 Balqees Fathi
Balqees Fathi is an Emirati singer with three record-breaking albums. A member of the UAE NSO Symphony Orchestra, Balqees' work has taken her to the opera houses of Cairo and Muscat, the amphitheatre of Sharjah and the Sound and Light Show at Giza. She has earned the prestigious Official Middle East Arab Woman of the Year award for Young Talent in 2012 and the Best Young Talent award by Al Sada and Zahrat Al Khaleef magazines. In 2016, she was given the title of UN Champion for Women's Rights in the Middle East and became the first-ever Arabic singer to perform at a concert for women in Saudi Arabia.
5/9 Arianna Phillips & Carineh Martin
Arianne is a fashion stylist and an Oscar-nominated costume designer, working most recently for Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood; she's also worked with Madonna for over two decades. Carineh is a luxury brand marketer who has worked at Prada, Dior, Estee Lauder and The William Morris Agency. Together they are the founders of RAD, Red Carpet Advocacy, an organisation dedicated to changing conversations on the red carpet through advocacy for charities and elevating designer-celebrity relationships with shared values.
6/9 Chen Ma
Chen Man is a multi-disciplinary Chinese artist, who is perhaps known best for blurring the lines between fashion and artistic photography. Appreciated for her modern aesthetics and ability to blend in her traditional Chinese heritage in her work, she has published self-styled photography in top global magazines, including Vogue, Elle, Harper's Bazaar, i-D, Esquire and more. All the photographs in this story were captured by Chen Man.
7/9 Jessica Chastain
This Hollywood actress has always known she was going to be a performer. Graduating with a drama degree from Julliard, she quickly became one of the most sought-after actresses, starring in films like Interstellar, X-Men: Dark and IT: Chapter Two. In 2016, Chastain launched her own production company, Freckle Films, which has several projects lined up, including AVA, The Eyes of Tammy Faye and 355. She's also a prominent voice for the Time's Up movement seeking to eradicate the toxic culture of workplace harassment and abuse.
8/9 Constance Wu
This extraordinary woman really needs no introduction. The star of the all-Asian Hollywood film, Crazy Rich Asians, Constance Wu stars in another Asian led American production, Fresh Off the Boat, a series in its sixth season. Most recently, she acted alongside J.Lo in the film Hustlers, which broke the studio's opening box office records. Constance has been included in Time magazine's most influential people for her acting work and as an advocate for representation and diversity in Hollywood.
9/9 Cynthia Erivo
A Tony-, Emmy- and Grammy-winning actress, the star of Kasi Lemmon's Harriet has also been nominated for an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and a SAG award for her portrayal of American abolitionist Harriet Tubman. Prior to Harriet, Cynthia was already a huge name in Broadway for The Colour Purple. She's now taking the world of the big screen by storm, starring in HBO's The Outsider and Nat-Geo's critically-acclaimed anthology series Genius as Aretha Franklin. Cynthia has an eye for untold stories, especially those that portray the complexity of women.
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