Gilles Mendel presented his J. Mendel Fall 2010 collection yesterday on the last day of New York Fashion Week.

The models were perched on pedestals, and each one would also walk the runway for a bank of photographers.

I liked this type of presentation because you got to see the details of each look up close, plus you also saw how each look moved on the runway.

The looks on the right of the runway included fur coats, jackets, gilets and even a fur messenger bag.  These were paired with pants, mini dresses and tights.

Christian Louboutin provided the footwear of ankle boots and slouchy boots. Some were also trimmed with fur.

My favourite look on this side was the mini chocolate brown tweed dress which was crystallized and shimmered under the light.

The other side of the runway was more glamorous.  We were presented with mini cocktail dresses paired with ankle boots (grrr) and red carpet ready gowns.

I adored the look which included a gladiatorial embellished skirt and a jagged edge belted fur vest.

One of the most interesting pieces was the ombre red gown which delightfully shimmered when it caught the light. I would imagine this would be a knock out on the red carpet if worn by the right person.

Celebrity guests included Brooke Shields and Melissa George.

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