September 24th, 2005
Key Takeaways: While much of this collection catered to the gala dinner set–J Mendel’s primary clientele–it also featured unusual pairings (shearling with sheer pleats) and cocktail dresses with barely-there layers that will no doubt show up on A-list celebrities this spring.
Ice Queen colors–pearly pastel blue, pink and purple–and beiges.
Silhouettes: Fitted jackets with dress shorts or flowy skirts; wispy gowns; shearling jackets; ruffled column dresses.
: With barely-there dresses, skin was the accessory of choice.
What’s Wearable: The singular suit of the collection, a brocade, half-sleeve skirt suit.
What’s Not Wearable: Tank tops with randomly attached fur.
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