Tuesday, December 18
I have been not-so-quietly mourning the end of Gossip Girl since last night. Yes, the show was often ridiculously over-the-top, but as Dan Humphrey (aka Gossip Girl) stated in the series finale, “The Upper East Side was like something from Fitzgerald or Thackeray. Teenagers acting like adults. Adults acting like teenagers, guarding secrets, writing gossip all with the trappings of truly opulent wealth. And membership in this community was so elite, you couldn’t even buy your way in." But every Monday night, you could watch for a little while.
Besides granting millions of viewers access to the lives of New York's fictional elite, the series filled the fashion show gap left by Sex and the City, which went off the air in 2004.
1. Who doesn't recall legions of girls (and, yes, some women) rushing to buy headbands after Blair Waldorf popped on screen wearing her pretty bowed and jeweled versions?
2. Or the recent cape trend, also started by our beloved Blair?
3. We now say "little white dresses" as often as we do LBDs. Guess who kicked off that trend, too? (I am not even going to touch on Chuck Bass's snazzy outfit. His style merits its own post.)
4. And long before Kim Kardashian sported Hervé Léger's body-con dresses, Serena van der Woodsen did.
5. Last but never least, Serena's mom, Lily, kick started another major accessories trend with her never ending collection of opulent statement necklaces.
S.S.W. Asks: What were your favorite Gossip Girl trends?