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Fashion Talks 2010
Gilles Mendel

Thursday, February 25, 2010 at 7pm
Florence Gould Hall
Part of FIAF's Art de Vivre series Fashion Talks 2010

Moderated by Mary Alice Stephenson
Style Expert & Fashion Commentator

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"… a gorgeous ode to eveningwear that looked as
comfortable as it did fresh.
—WWD (NYC Fashion Week 2010, read article)

Paris-bred Gilles Mendel, heir apparent and head designer of J. Mendel, comes to FIAF to talk about the reinvention of this fifth-generation, family-owned luxury brand.

J. Mendel was founded in 1870 in Paris and has been known since then to the world’s fashion elite. Gilles Mendel revitalized the brand in 2003 by moving its headquarters to New York and launching its ready-to-wear collection. A resounding success, the collection demonstrated Mendel’s ability to work in materials ranging from silk chiffon to woolen tweeds, creating refined yet modern designs that have made J. Mendel a red carpet staple and a favorite of stars like Kate Hudson and Demi Moore.

In English

Florence Gould Hall
55 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022

HSBC Premier Nespresso

The 2010 Fashion Talks series is presented by HSBC Premier.

The 2009-2010 Art de Vivre series is presented by Nespresso.

FIAF's Winter 2010 Season Sponsors: American Airlines, the official airline of FIAF; the Cultural Services of the French Embassy; Culturesfrance; the Florence Gould Foundation; New York City Dept. of Cultural Affairs; and New York State Council on the Arts, a State agency

Images: Graphics from J. Mendel Spring 2010 collections / © J.Mendel; Gilles Mendel /© J. Mendel

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