The best fashion looks served on Gossip Girl
Fashion was essential to the cult favorite Gossip Girlsuccess. A heady mix of scandal, seriously notorious characters, good ol ‘debauchery, and all-consuming love triangles also helped. While the main plot of the show may have been about a mysterious blogger who documents every scandal in the lives of obnoxiously wealthy Manhattan teens, the focus quickly shifted to the show’s decadent fashion choices. Watching and emulating Blair’s iconic headbands or Serena’s relaxed bohemian style has been a milestone for fans. After almost a decade, the style featured in the series, worn by costume designer Eric Daman, remains iconic and has been emulated by several shows that have followed it. Gossip Girl’The impending HBO Max reboot has shaken us all, and we walk in the haute couture memory of the OG show. Walk with us as we dab our eyes with HermÃ¨s scarves.
In Serena Van der Woodsen’s enviable closet, dresses hung by all the great designers, so it was never a surprise that she shows up in exquisite creations for every occasion. This stunning Zuhair Murad lace dress was one of her ballet highlights, with the perfect drape and beaded details to flatter her figure.
A fan of all things gold, Serena gives this Studio 54-inspired head-to-toe gold Diane Von Furstenberg an easy look. We love the plunging neckline, the maximum chunky bangles, and the tall blonde hairstyle.
Blair Waldorf was the messiah of all things classic: fashion, love, Hollywood and revenge. This flamboyant Oscar de la Renta was her style par excellence, with gorgeous gathers on the bodice and ruffles along the asymmetrical length of the dress, paired with a simple, sparkling choker.
The long-awaited wedding to Chuck Bass brought one of Blair’s most sophisticated looks: a powder blue Elie Saab dress with tonal floral appliques and rows of sparkling sequins. The Greek headband makes her a truly fashionable bride.
Not many people can achieve a flowery look in candy pink, but Queen B wears Collette Dinnigan’s halter gossamer dress, with even more bows, florals and fuschia accessories with some swing.
Trust Serena to perfectly style a naturally feminine Georges Chakra dress with unexpected headgear and pastel brogues and transform it from glam to boho in a minute. The glittering cage is perfect in its summery look.
A ball gown from Marchesa? Gossip Girl had it all. With delicate bonings on the bodice and shimmering golden peacock feathers throughout its length, this stunning black ball gown beautifully stands the test of time. It could be seen on a red carpet in 2021.
Serena was clearly a patron of DVF, and this look is a bohemian lover’s dream. The simple caftan-esque silhouette in a sophisticated digital print is perfectly fitted with a chunky belt and her signature large baggy bag. A certified head turner.
We live for Blair’s preppy style, and this perfect nautical dress from Bettie Page is no exception. True to the vintage striped aesthetic, it’s paired with black and white YSL pumps and minimal accessories so the striking collar can speak.
Who would be so daring to pair black and yellow with flowers if not the GG It Girl? Serena set the bar high in this Ralph Lauren ruffle dress, with its dramatic stand-up collar, black floral details and all-important black silk gloves.