J. Mendel used to be furriers, so while the mink and chinchilla furs they used on the catwalk this week may not exactly win them many brownie points, the rest of this post-war inspired collection may go down a little better. As a huge fan of tailoring I loved the grown-up glam of the nipped-waists and pencil skirts used here, and the red lips and waved hair-dos set them off to perfection. The wide white trousers in the centre picture have a very Katherine Hepburn-esque quality to them, and this was pretty much a collection for movie stars - or those of us who just like to dress like them!

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