Gilles Mendel said his J.Mendel muse is “having a ‘Belle de Jour’ moment” for resort. He channeled a French chic vibe with white silk shirts with ties, short pleated skirts and suits in colors like purple and orange. Little black dresses came in several versions, from flirty with a high waist and flutter skirt, to sophisticated via a straight silhouette and tweed and jacquard paneling.

Shiny beading was thrown into the mix, worked allover on a striped T-shirt gown and on simple tank tops that Mendel said could “go with anything.”

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