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Worn Out: New York’s Interns Pick a Wardrobe for Their Daily Grind

Photographer Nicola Turner
September 08, 2011

Internships are an increasingly popular employment opportunity in today’s shrinking economy. No longer exclusive to just college students, today’s interns are ambitious graduates and folks looking to break into a new industry. We asked interns around New York City what item of clothing is essential to their day-to-day grind. From a sports bra for underwire-forbidding prison facilities to self-tailored jackets for fashion houses, this is what they wear.

Above, clockwise from left:

Rachel, age 20
Illesteva
Sunglasses by Illesteva

Ryan, age 21
Vs. Magazine
Vintage shirt

Patrick, age 21
DIS Magazine
Birkenstocks

Lania, age 25
Helmut Lang
Self-tailored jacket

Clockwise from top left:

Katrina, age 22
Indigo Showroom
Bag by Proenza Schouler

Claire, age 21
La Cosmopolatina
Lipstick by L’Oréal

Alli, age 21
Prison Visiting Project
Sports Bra by Champion

Ellis, age 20
Gawker
Ascot by Christian Dior

Clockwise from left

Zack, age 23
VP Records/Greensleeves Records
T-shirt by VP Roots

Matthew, age 20
GQ Magazine
Tie by Topman

Stacy, age 22
The Green-Wood Cemetery
Work shirt

Claire, age 19
Fashion Magazine
Blazer by Nanette Lepore

From The Collection:

On The Street
Worn Out: New York’s Interns Pick a Wardrobe for Their Daily Grind