Derek Lam Takes Us to the Ballet


Another day, another exciting collaboration. This time Derek Lam is teaming up with Jamie Wolf on a jewelry collection inspired by choreographer George Balanchine called Black and White!

The pieces reflectt the fluidity of dance with what Lam refers to as “penultimate simplicity, rigorousness, repetition, and geometry in Balanchine’s choreography,” he told Vogue. “It’s incredibly beautiful in a very spare way.”

Wolf, a former dancer with the New York City Ballet, linked with the designer in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the dance troupe with 20% of the jewelry's proceeds benefitting NYCB. The twosome often attend shows together. “He had such a purist approach,” said Wolf. “We wanted to pay reverence to that form and isolate movements or moments in a ballet in one single piece.”

We say: mission accomplished. You can purchase pieces from the collaboration at Lam’s flagship store in New York or on Wolf’s website starting April 16th.