There's no doubting Wes Gordon, one of our Fashionista 15, likes the ladies. Who lunch. But this year, the designer told me he wanted his look to be a little younger. Lighter. "She's undoubtedly uptown," said Gordon before the noon installment of his presentation. "But this season, I wanted her to be a girl, too."
The baby-faced designer, whose proud parents looked on as the models stepped out into a room at the Empire Hotel, implemented his vision quite nicely. While editors were sure to love his hipper designs, from the grey short suit (a favorite of mine) to the wide-leg romper trimmed in baby pink, the buyers and clients sprinkled across the room must have appreciated the last look, a gold lame gown, as well as a floral skirt matched with a sheer white blouse. Personally, I loved it all. And while I'm not a lady who lunches or an uptown girl, I'd be delighted to run around in one of these gorgeous looks.
**All photos by Julia Silverman