Blake Lively Graces Cover of Vogue

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Gossip Girl star Blake Lively is on the cover and featured inside the February 2009 issue of Vogue, in which one of the show's leading ladies dons some seriously amazing dresses.

To say she looks stunning doesn't do it justice ...

Blake Lively Vogue Cover

Click to enlarge more Blake Lively pictures from the Vogue photo shoot below, then follow the jump to read an excerpt from the magazine's story on the show ...

  • Blake in Black and White
  • Blake Lively in Vogue
  • Lively, Lovely
  • Vogue Stunner
  • In Vogue

When Vogue first caught up with Lively, she was filming a scene in which Serena van der Woodsen was to saunter down East 61st Street with her sunny insouciance, but Blake instead was stooped and pale-green with the stomach flu.

Shivering in the dank November rain, Lively stood as a makeup woman spritzed her cascade of blonde hair. Her teeth chattered as she wanly assured a concerned member of the film crew, "It's OK; I just need to go to the doctor."

A production assistant plucked the oversize down coat from her shoulders, and in a black Marc Jacobs overcoat and Té Casan teal suede boots, Lively sauntered while delivering sisterly advice to Serena's younger brother, Eric, without a hitch.

In the cinematographer's misty, romanticized frame, Serena was as rosily aglow as ever, and so were the town houses in the background.

The lens cropped the Upper East Side down to its most stately and prosperous lines, with no trace of the glaring RETAIL SPACE AVAILABLE signs and GOING OUT OF BUSINESS SALE posters one block away, signals that the worldwide recession is lapping at the edges of Manhattan's most privileged ZIP codes.

Now halfway through Season Two, Gossip Girl has the ability to make New York City, whatever the meteorological or economic climate, appear, like Serena, dazzling and worldly and optimistic - if, indeed, a bit preposterous.

This is, after all, a series that presents high school swathed in all the perks of adulthood (sex, cash, alcohol) and adulthood stripped of financial cares or parental responsibilities ("Vanya the doorman used to sign our permission slips from school," Eric reminds his mother, Lily, when Lily tries to argue she wasn't really so neglectful).

And it's a show that works for adolescents and parents alike, which is hardly surprising—generation gaps are becoming increasingly obsolete in a society where, on-screen and off-, youngsters grow up too fast and parents refuse to act or look their age.

It's a nighttime cocktail of a soap, served up dry, with a strong dash of satire.

Continue reading this article in Vogue ...

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She's just hot, yess she has a great body,but she can't ACT! and i'm a chico, and a lots of guys prefer a hot body over a pretty face
but i have a good taste, I PREFER LEIGHTON she's just gorgeous♥ she doesn't look like a slut-whore-ho like Blake, Leighton is better, she has class nd Blake dresses like a cheap slut
she's hot but i don't like her
Leighton is the girl of my dreams♥
and she should be the start and Ed of course

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Well, although Blake doesn't look her age, or down-to-earth as she is, she's still gorgeous. & please stop debating over Leighton & Blake cause they're all pretty.

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I like it.. but isn't the old hollywood breakfast at tiffanys blairs thing? I don't understand why Lively keeps getting these opportunity's when everyone who watches the show loves Chuck and Blair more... why wouldn't they get more attention since ppl are trying to sell magazines and get better ratings? Wouldn't they want the more popular ones? not knocking Lively I just don't understand it..

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Blake is absolutely STUNNING! And I agree, alisonlovesCB - Leighton and Blake are both beautiful! Rude comments about either are totally unnecessary...

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i dont know why people keep comparing leigton and blake.. they are both gorgeous in completely different ways.. and i think blake looks amazingg in these pictures :]

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I totally agree with shailene
but leighton is my personal favorite and i like her kind of beauty more than blake's , blake is cool tho.

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I LOVE BLAKE!!!!
she looks sooo good and old-hollywood here , she is amazing!!
i think leighton and blake have both different kind of beauty , you know? they are both georgeous , with great body , they can look amazing in any clothes , but Leighton is more porcelain dool like , and blake is more of a hot diva. I think people should stop trying to make someone prettier cause they are different.
just my opinion , i love them both but i find blake a little bit more goofy.

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she looks soooo gorgeous here!

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God Leighton Meester fans are stuck-up.. Get over yourselves, tweens. It's a friggin magazine cover. Blake is on it, do you see Leighton on it? No, so stop debating.

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It doesn't even look like Blake that much O_O Anyway, Leighton is so much better looking - and not to mention NATURAL.

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