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Like John Galliano at Dior last season, New York fashion week first-timer Wes Gordon is taking his fashion cues from Lauren Bacall. That puts the 23-year-old Central Saint Martins grad and Atlanta native in good company, but the elegance of his tailored jackets has less to do with old movies than the names on his résumé—he's interned at both Oscar de la Renta and Tom Ford. "Being in Mr. de la Renta's studio was amazing, but I was always very nervous!" Gordon said. "While working with fabrics on a fit model, he'll reach his hand to the side for a pin, often without looking. It was my job to make sure that there was always a pin ready. I lived in constant fear of accidentally poking him." No word yet on whether either of his mentors will make an appearance at Gordon's St. Regis debut.

Image: Courtesy of Wes Gordon