April 19, 2016
The J. Mendel store at 723 Madison Avenue.
As Mendel finds the craftsmanship in Italy to be “amazing,” he has his bags made near Florence. The tote and clutch reflect dominant colors in his fall 2013 ready-to-wear line.
The extensive mood board for various Mendel collections.
Taylor Swift is a fan of Mendel’s gowns. The designer escorted her to this year’s Met Gala.
Gilles Mendel says today’s luxury customer wants rarity: “the dress or bag not everyone is wearing.” The model is dressed in a J. Mendel royal blue draped gown ($4,990) and Manolo Blahnik for J. Mendel white Neurotic Cavallino pumps ($785).