Paris-bred, NYC-based designer Gilles Mendel is the fifth-generation designer behind the family brand J. Mendel. He was inducted into the CFDA in 2003, following the launch of his ready-to-wear collection. Historically known for its work with fur, J. Mendel also creates luxurious garments from fine fabrics including silk chiffon and woolen tweeds. J. Mendel's sumptuous gowns have been worn on the red carpet by A-listers such as Iman, Hilary Swank, and Mila Kunis.
A must-have for the style-conscious who are constantly on the go? A wardrobe of dresses and separates that are just as wearable at the office as it is at happy hour. Find a colorful lot here, from silk wrap dresses and curve-conscious shifts to dressy blouses and playful skirts.
Calling all lovers of the ladylike trend—this one's for you. As you know, the uptown look may be demure, but when executed with a knowing twist it's sure to garner more than a few double takes. Lavish style takes center stage here, think silk cashmere turtlenecks, satin frocks, pencil skirts, and more.
Moody skirts, pants, dresses, and more to add a little more drama
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