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The Week in Fashion: Telfar Drops Denim Collection

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Welcome to the Week in Fashion, Bazaar’s at-a-glance guide to what the industry is talking about.

Spring has sprung, and for the third year in a row, Van Cleef & Arpels is livening up 5th Avenue with installations designed by Alexandre Benjamin Navet. The luxury jewelry company has collaborated with Navet since 2022, and the French artist has also designed boutique facades for the company since 2020.

Through May 31, Navet’s installations can be seen between 50th and 59th streets, and they’ll certainly be hard to miss, given that they’re giant floral sculptures that make passersby feel like they’re bugs walking through a garden. Not to mention over the weekend, there will also be loads of activities for visitors to participate in, from dance performances to readings of poetry and more. Not a bad way to get New Yorkers excited for the summer.

Telfar is best known for its instantly recognizable tote bag (famously dubbed the “Bushwick Birkin”), but the company was started as a unisex fashion line by founder Telfar Clemens, back when he was still an undergraduate student.

Now, nearly a decade after starting his brand, Clemens is proud to present Telfar Denim—a collection that is not meant to sell out immediately on site like the bags do. Instead, this stock, which includes a straight leg jean, shorts, skirts, denim jackets, and a baggy jean, is part of the label’s efforts to slowly recenter apparel. You can shop the whole collection now.

The ethical fine jewelry brand Tabayer just found a new home at the flagship Bergdorf Goodman on 57th Street. A first of its kind for the brand, the pop-up is also the most elaborate buildout any fine jewelry label has ever done in the luxury department store.

Visitors can enter the futuristic, brushed aluminum space, designed in collaboration with Harry Nuriev of Crosby Studios, all the way through July 22.

Jean Paul Gaultier has a history of teaming up with exciting designers—he recently collaborated with Simone Rocha on couture—and now he’s working with Shayne Oliver, who brought ballroom culture and streetwear influences to the New York fashion world of the ’00s and ’10s as the co-founder of Hood By Air.

Earlier this week, Jean Paul Gaultier launched a new collection with Oliver’s new project, the Shayne Oliver Group. According to a teaser from the brands, this collaboration “fuses the ingenuity and irreverence of New York-based fashion corporation with the fierce femininity, attitude and glamour of French fashion house.”

On sale now, the variety of pieces up for purchase includes sheer dresses, slashed pants, sleek denim, and more. In celebration of the launch, the two brands also held a party in NYC, hosted by SSENSE, on Monday 6 (the same night as the Met Gala, mind you). As if there wasn’t enough fashion to celebrate that day, JPG threw in a little more.

Speaking of the Met Gala, the highly-publicized annual fashion fundraiser returned on Monday night, while the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute unveiled a coinciding exhibit: “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion.” In honor of the new installation, decoupage artist John Derian created a collection in collaboration with the Met, to celebrate the release.

Across more than 100 pieces, Derian winks to works from The Met’s collection of Drawings & Prints, European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, and Islamic Art. Concurrently, he also keeps to the themes of nature, ephemerality, fashion, rebirth, and renewal that define the “Sleeping Beauties” exhibit. If you want to pick up one of these pieces, they are on sale now at the Met Store, online and in person.

Joel is the editorial and social media assistant for, where he covers all things celebrity news. When he steps away from the keyboard, you can likely find him singing off-key at concerts, scavenging thrift stores for loud wardrobe staples, or perusing bookstores for the next great gay romance novel.

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