Check out Vogue.com tomorrow for the full story (Hint: Think “Old Hollywood,” but don’t worry, we’ll remind you) and interview with Blake. In the meantime, some choice quotes after the jump!
“It’s a nighttime cocktail of a soap, served up dry, with a strong dash of satire. Smark-aleck cultural allusions to everyone from Tory Burch, Giorgio Armani, Robert Mapplethorpe and Rainier Maria Rilke to Eliot Spitzer (Serena’s mother instructs her wedding planner to seat the disgraced former governor “as far away from Serena’s table as possible”) are aimed at viewers whose cultural map was shaped by watching The Simpsons and South Park. ON the other hand, the over-the-top catfights and histrionic lovers’ quarrels are gratifying familiar to viewers who grew up on Dynasty and Falcon Crest and even All My Children.”
“The fashion is just unbelievable. You can watch our show on mute and be entertained,” Lively says…For her part, Lively is entranced by Serena’s authentically local look. “Just being here, walking around, you pick it up really quickly,” she explains. “In New York, you put on skinny jeans and riding boots and a leather coat and handbag, and you take on that posture and character. It becomes very natural.” Lively’s natural style? Costume National boots, dark Rag & Bone trousers, and a Joie cashmere vest over a Ports 1961 white pointelle cashmere sweater, punctuated by Chanel earrings, a Chanel handbag and a Jeri Cohen diamond bracelet. (“They let me borrow it, and now I can’t take it off,” Lively says mischeviously.)”