Chopard Will Inspire 'Project Runway' Contestants, But What Exactly Is This Company?

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This season, the designers on Project Runway have had to make some banging outfits out of some pretty terrible material, including film strips, straw wrappers, and ugly vintage suits. But hopefully they realize that was all worth it just to get to the gem of a challenge happening on Thursday night's episode: Jewelry company Chopard will serve as inspiration for the remaining nine designers. It should be one beauty of a runway show, dahling. You have to speak this way when expensive pretty things are involved, don't you?

Though Chopard may not be as much of a household name as Tiffany & Co. or Cartier are to Project Runway's American fans, the company is still kind of a big deal. Read on to find out why these diamonds are a designer's best friend.

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