The 2013 annual celebration of The Costume Institute of the prestigious Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York was held last May 6, 2013. The Costume Institute benefit event, more popularly known as Met Gala, is a much-awaited affair that signals the opening of the museum’s fashion exhibit in NYC. Vogue Magazine was given the privilege of hosting this year’s exhibition which features the theme, “PUNK: Chaos to Couture”. Celebrities and high-profile personalities were dressed in punk-related trends and glammed up their looks with precious accessories from the house of Jacob & Co.
Famous designer Rachel Roy was one of the chosen personalities to attend the trendy exhibition held at the Museum’s second-floor Cantor galleries. She was spotted with the stunning Stacy Keibler for whom it was the first ever appearance at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s gala benefit. Rachel was reported to have coordinated closely with Brad Goreski, Stacy’s stylist, which in turn enabled her to design a stylishly edgy sheer-sleeved mini dress for the actress. To beautifully finish her punk-themed ensemble, Stacy wore a breathtakingly gorgeous 14-carat round cut diamond earrings by Jacob & Co. Even Rachel Roy opted to wear fabulous creations from the house of Jacob & Co. to complete her outfit for the highly fashionable gala exhibition. The chic designer wore stunning Jacob Arabov jewelry collections, including two chunky chains with over 18 carats of black plated gold, a dazzling black diamond cross with 10 carats of black diamonds, and an exquisite 4-finger claw ring from Jacob & Co.’s Feroce Collection that features up to 20 carats of white diamonds, as well as a pair of three-carat diamond stud earrings enclosed in micro-pave diamonds.
To celebrate the influence of punk on fashion, esteemed guests, designers, as well as models were dressed accordingly. Majority of those in attendance seem to have polished their ensemble with one-of-a-kind creations by Jacob & Co. founder and head designer, Jacob Arabov. Actress Julianne Hough who was clad in a full-skirted tulle dress featuring spider-web pattern from British fashion retailer Topshop accessorized her black and white getup with miniature works of art designed by the esteemed jeweler, Jacob Arabov. For the evening, Julian accessorized with a customized Spider Ring featuring one black Tahitian pearl, one white pearl, and sparkling diamonds as well as a pair of three-prong Martini setting round cut black diamond stud earrings. English actress Ashley Madekwe opted to accessorize her punk outfit with jewelry pieces from Jacob & Co. as well. She completed her custom-made Topshop glitzy silver gown with Jacob & Co. customized diamond cross pendant earrings with rose cut diamonds surrounded by micro-pave diamonds. Gorgeous attendees, Diane Kruger and Carine Roitfeld were spotted wearing an assortment of captivating Jacob Arabov masterpieces. An alluring pair of palladium Wing clip-on earrings with black and white diamonds was seen worn by Diane and a cushion-cut diamond ring with over 10 carats of diamonds was chosen by Carine as part of her hot ensemble.
Jacob & Co. founder and lead designer Jacob Arabov has been helping high-profile celebrities and personalities shine since he first opened shop in New York’s Kaplan Jewelry Exchange over twenty five years ago. It was at a tender age of 21 that he started his own brand of innovative timepieces and luxurious jewelry collections. Jacob Arabov is renowned the world over mainly for his amazing talent in sourcing the finest and rarest of gems and jewels. Jacob Arabov’s high concept design and unending reverence to traditional jewelry-fabrication traditions catapulted him to worldwide success. The superior quality and immense beauty of each and every creation showcased by the house of Jacob & Co. continuously attracts singers, fashion designers, celebrities, and world-class athletes. Jacob & Co.’s roster of clients include hot shots such as Vanessa Hudgens, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jennifer Lawrence, Emilia Clarke, David and Victoria Beckham, and Amber Ridinger just to name a few.