RIDING HIGH: Charlotte Casiraghi and Marion Cotillard dressed in a relaxed fashion for the Longines Paris Eiffel Jumping event this sizzling hot weekend. It was the second edition of the show-jumping competition held at the base of the Eiffel Tower and the also the second for the Swiss watchmaker as the event’s main partner. (Gucci was no longer involved this year.)
“I am wearing a vintage black dress,” said Casiraghi, who took in the riding event that also drew Mathilde Pinault, the luxury titan’s daughter; French actress Marina Hands; actor Guillaume Canet, and 30 of the world’s best riders.
Cotillard’s beau fell off his horse during the high-jump course — the six-bars class —without injuring himself. And he still placed fourth.
“Look at the riders; it’s a feat to remain so elegant despite the heat,” said Juan-Carlos Capelli, Longines vice president and head of marketing.
The horses — for their part — have help in battling the high temperatures.
“They get showered regularly here, while in Dubai for the Emirates Show Jumping League, they get pools,” added Capelli.
Tony Parker, Anne Hidalgo, Julie Gayet and Cécile Cassel were among guests who turned out for three-day event.
Alain Ducasse also joined in. The French chef, whose empire includes Le Jules Verne restaurant located on the second floor of the Eiffel Tower, conceived the meals served at the jumping competition.
“I didn’t know it would be so hot, but kept it light and refreshing anyway,” he said, referring to Saturday night’s menu, which included gazpacho with capers and sea bream ceviche.
Irish rider Bertram Allen took home the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Paris.