Gilles Mendel presented a stunning array of ballet-inspired dresses for cruise. A hydrangea blue silk chiffon dress with a pleated bodice and a nude silk organza one with a jewelled strap and pleated peplum set the tone for the subtle touches that characterize the collection. “These dresses have many details in the cut and construction, but they don’t overpower; it’s about sophistication, fluidity and lightness,” the designer explains.