The story of J. Mendel is a fashion fairytale, starting among the aristocracy of St. Petersburg, occupying a central position in Parisian culture for much of the 20th century and continuing today with a new generation, led by Gilles Mendel, that is creating the most elegant of designs for the swans of New York.

T Magazine traces the storied history of the house of J. Mendel from St. Petersburg to Paris to New York City, and reveals the process by which some of its finest new pieces were made.

nytimes.com/video/t-magazine/100000002696458/fashion-week-profile-j-mendel.html?playlistId=1194812905212

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