• During the French Institute Alliance Française's Fashion Talks series, Gilles Mendel, the head designer of J. Mendel, will discuss how he helped revitalize his family label to become a red-carpet staple. Tickets are $20 to $25 at fiaf.org. Florence Gould Hall, 55 E. 59th St., nr. Madison Ave. (212-307-4100); 7 p.m.
• Grace Coddington, André Leon Talley, and director R.J. Cutler participate in a discussion about The September Issue at Barnes & Noble. They will also be signing copies of the DVDs. Barnes & Noble, 33 E. 17th St., nr. Broadway (212-253-0810); 7 p.m.
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