A jabot (/ʒæˈboʊ/ ( listen ); from French jabot: a bird's crop ) is a decorative clothing accessory consisting of lace or other fabric falling from the throat, suspended from or attached to a neckband or collar; or simply pinned at the throat. It evolved from the frilling or ruffles decorating the front of a shirt in the 19th century.
Jabot Cosmetics is a fictional cosmetics business on the CBS daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless . Jabot Cosmetics was founded by John Abbott in the 1960's. His children Jack Abbott and Ashley Abbott have worked there. It is currently owned by the Abbott family, with Phyllis Summers operating as CEO. It is described as a line of "advanced scientific skincare and luxurious fragrances." In 2011, following a deal between CBS Consumer Products and Sony Pictures Television, the line became a "reality". The name Jabot is a portmanteau of John Abbott's first initial and surname, stylised into a more glamorous French; the word "jabot" refers to a garment style element, the ruffle on the front of a shirt.