Well, this is about five years late: The CW is finally cashing in on Gossip Girl‘s fashion cred with a clothing line inspired by the show, produced in partnership with LA-based contemporary label Romeo & Juliet Couture, WWD, is reporting.
The collection will include embellished tops, bottoms, novelty sweaters, outerwear and draped chiffon dresses with touches of leather, pleats and prints–all of it inspired by one of the characters on the salacious show. So we’re guessing there’ll be a lot of bows (Blair), plunging necklines (Serena) and “funky” colorful separates (Vanessa). Let’s just hope they don’t take inspiration form Taylor Momsen‘s written-off character Jenny, who was a fan of sporting pink tutus from time to time.
The line will retail for $80-$200 and will be sold in stores like Kitson, Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue for fall, which is actually kind of high-end for a line inspired by a teens’ show (and past it’s prime, no less).
“I dress just like Serena! I own half her wardrobe.” — Blake Lively in Nylon, while we relish how un-Serena-like she looks on the cover.
“‘One of Target’s top executives got nervous about being that closely associated with the show, given the [debauchery] its characters get into,’ says an on-the-set source. For example, Blake Lively’s character, Serena, killed a man, and most of the characters frequently get wasted, do drugs and have promiscuous sex.” –The New York Daily News on Read more →
The streets of Soho were lined with people waiting for a Gossip Girl glimpse. And we couldn’t have had better luck, walking up just as Blake and Leighton filmed a scene that found them sauntering up Prince St having a somewhat heated, though not entirely angry, discussion. A truck moved out of the way just Read more →
Given our Gossip Girl obsession, I felt the need to weigh in on the situation that is NYC Prep, fashion news or not. While I anxiously await Daily Intel‘s highly specific (and sure to be hilarious) recap, I’ll just share a few quick thoughts. I was obviously expecting an abundance of egregious behavior and inflated Read more →
From a conversation last night: “Did you know there’s dissent in the Gossip Girl wardrobe closet? The main costume designer is clashing with the other stylists and producers on set because they think he’s making Blake look like a “trashy whore” and they’re convinced he was responsible for her awful Golden Globes dress. Very funny.” Read more →
The rest of Blake’s shoot is now live on Vogue.com, completely with the interview. That is all. Back to class!
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!
Rumors of Blake Lively being in either W or Vogue have been at least half confirmed with Blake’s four page interview on W‘s site. Read it to hear about how she eats, how she’s blessed, how she doesn’t really like to go out and considers herself a little “geeky,” and to see if you can Read more →
Another message, from 10:36pm last night: Hi Ladies, Just got home and saw the comment madness over Blake Lively and thought I’d clear the air. I’m interning in PR for a luxury designer, and we had a request for some samples for her last week. For Vogue. The request came for MMB’s assistant (who happens Read more →