NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - May 17, 2013) - The Met Gala, also known as the Costume Institute Gala, is an annual ball celebrating the yearly opening of the Metropolitan Museum's fashion exhibit at the Costume Institute in New York City, NY. The popular affair has been held annually since 1971 and is still regarded as an important social event in New York City. Hosted by Vogue magazine, this year event's theme reflected the "PUNK: Chaos To Couture" exhibit as the celebs displayed their take on punk-related fashions as many of them accessorized with Jacob & Co. jewelry.
Fashion designer Rachel Roy looked absolutely stunning as she accompanied Stacy Keibler to her first appearance at the star-studded event held on May 6, 2013. She worked very closely with Stacy's stylist, Brad Goreski, to create her edgy, sheer-sleeved cocktail minidress. For the perfect finishing touch to her punk look, Stacy turned to the gorgeous 14 carat Round Cut Diamond Earrings by Jacob & Co. The glamorous jewelry brand was also Rachel Roy's choice as she accessorized her black jumpsuit with Jacob Arabov's stunning creations, including two Chunky Chains in 18 karat black-plated-gold, the Black Diamond Cross with 10 carats of black diamonds, the 4 Finger Claw ring from the Feroce Collection featuring over 20 carats of white diamonds, and three-carat diamond stud earrings surrounded by micro-pave diamonds.
In fact, many stars in attendance opted to finish their Punk looks with the extravagant jewelry by the founder and head designer of the jewelry house, Jacob Arabov. Among them was Julianne Hough who wore a full-skirted tulle dress with a spider-web pattern by the British retailer Topshop. She completed her black and white look with 2 jewelry pieces by the renowned jeweler -- a customized Spider Ring featuring one black Tahitian pearl, one white pearl, and diamonds as well as the Three Prong Martini Setting Round Cut Black Diamond Stud Earrings. Ashley Madekwe chose to go for the same fashion and jewelry designer, as she wore her Topshop custom sparkling silver gown, which she punked up with the Jacob & Co. customized Diamond Cross Pendant earrings with rose cut diamonds framed by micro-pave diamonds. Diane Kruger and Carine Roitfeld were also noted showing off their loyalty to the talented jeweler to the stars as they showcased their breathtaking custom-made palladium Wing Clip-On Earrings with black and white diamonds, and cushion-cut diamond ring with over 10 carats of diamonds, respectively.
From his kiosk in the Kaplan Jewelry Exchange in New York City, Jacob Arabov sold his unique pieces to discerning customers. It was a mere five years later in 1986, at the age of 21, that he officially started his own company and began designing his own branded jewelry. Sourcing the finest white and colored diamonds, he quickly made a name for himself with his unique and daring designs that attracts singers, screen stars and other celebrities like Eva Longoria, Amber Ridinger, Victoria Beckham, Rachel Roy, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jennifer Lawrence, Emilia Clarke, Katharine McPhee, and Maksim Chmerkovskiy to name a few.