Diamonds are a Boys Best Friend
Jewels fit for a queen
Exhibition: November 14th, 2009 thru January 14, 2010
Gala Reception: Saturday, November 14th 2009
Larry Vrba has had a long professional association with elaborate costume jewelry. He also guided the design department of Miriam Haskell for nearly 10 years in the 1970s. Among many notable accomplishments at Haskell, Larry designed the now highly-collectable, Egyptian inspired pieces influenced by the Tutankhamen Treasures shown at the Metropolitan Museum at that time. His line has become collectable in the last several years. He has designed jewelry for over fifty Broadway shows and opera companies. His jewelry appears nightly in the Broadway current hit Wicked and is offered at Bergdorf Goodman. Larry designed the royal regalia for the first Imperial Court ball in New York 25 years ago and his Empress crown from that time is still being used. (His valued assistant Chris Crouch will be installed this year as Empress XXV, Farrah Moans.) Larry draws inspiration from vintage design, incorporating both antique and contemporary materials into beautiful and ornate one-of-kind pieces. Examples of Vrba jewelry appear extensively on several websites and in many books featuring design costume jewelry.