J. Mendel Resort 2016

J.Mendel Resort 2016

Op Art prints — done on flowing gowns with a touch of Lurex and as bold geometric pockets on outerwear — gave a sexy yet sophisticated edge to Gilles Mendel's resort lineup.

J. Mendel Bridal Spring 2016

J.Mendel Bridal Spring 2016

Gilles Mendel introduced a few ballgowns — formerly reserved solely for couture clients — into his spring bridal lineup, which, despite its frothiness, still exuded a sleek and restrained elegance.

Backstage at J. Mendel Fall 2015

WWD went behind the scenes at the fall show.

J. Mendel RTW Fall 2015

J. Mendel RTW Fall 2015

For fall, inventive furs trumped all.

Caroline Vreeland Front Row at J. Mendel

Caroline Vreeland joined Kate Bock, Padma Lakshmi, Kelly Rutherford, and Emily Mortimer in the front row at J. Mendel.

J. Mendel Pre-Fall 2015

J. Mendel Pre-Fall 2015

Gilles Mendel described his pre-fall lineup as “a potpourri of beautiful things that stand on their own.”

Front Row at J. Mendel Spring 2015

Before the show, Carrie Coon said she will be back soon for the N.Y. Film Festival debut of “Gone Girl” in which she plays Ben Affeck’s character’s twin sister.

J. Mendel RTW Spring 2015

J. Mendel RTW Spring 2015

Gilles Mendel’s fur collections for J.Mendel grew over the years to include extensive ready-to-wear looks, but this was not quite the case for spring.

J. Mendel Resort 2015

J. Mendel Resort 2015

Gilles Mendel said his J.Mendel muse is “having a ‘Belle de Jour’ moment” for resort.

J. Mendel Bridal Spring 2015

J.Mendel Bridal Spring 2015

Gilles Mendel worked with his signature gentle pleating treatments, adding several modern twists.