Gilles Mendel said he was inspired by "unapologetic luxury" and boy does it show. The J. Mendel pre-fall 2012 collection was rife with luxe fabrics (read: fur, fur, fur) and show-stopping gowns. The gowns in particular were my favorite—I'm totally dying for Cate Blanchett to rock the long-sleeved draped number. This collection is getting me totally excited to see his fall collection. Just a few more weeks to Fashion Week!