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J. Mendel's new look for the red carpet

J. Mendel's spring 2013 collection is full of

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It isn’t often that a major fashion label for the uber-wealthy (and really uber) attempts a major change-up -- you don’t want to throw off the Upper East Side set -- but J. Mendel designer Gilles Mendel decided to rock his fashion boat a bit. His collection is full of luxe separates: fur vests, tulle skirts, crepe tees.

No gowns. Well, OK, no need to get the defibrillator. There were a few,...

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J. Mendel: He sends flowers

At the J. Mendel Spring 2013 fashion show,

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Gilles Mendel delivered a gorgeous bouquet of abstract floral prints to his runway Wednesday afternoon, that, while truly feminine, did not take away from that subtle undercurrent of high luxe edge that is his signature.

Inspired by photographs of the Kawachi Fuji garden in Japan, wisteria, water lily and tiger lilies were central themes. Airy, elaborately constructed chiffon pleated tea-length...

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