Less free-spirited-ingénue-goes-to-St.-Tropez, more Catherine-Deneuve-in-Paris is how Gilles Mendel thought about resort this season. “I wanted to celebrate the French-chic look of my past—the women that I left behind in Paris when I moved to America in the early eighties,” the designer said, mentioning the collection’s strong-waisted tailored jackets shown with white button-downs and black ties in almost the same breadth. “It’s my Belle du Jour moment, my girl is grown up, feminine, and a little tough, also.”
Loving J Mendel's Resort 2015 collection right now.
I call it Parisienne girl gone bad, meets Cruelle Deville (sans les chiens)
Gilles Mendel has taken pant suits to the next level with this collection showing they can be both fashionable and feminine.