Leighton Meester Downplays Style Icon Status

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Combining fashion-forward looks and traditional elegance, Gossip Girl star Leighton Meester is considered by many to be a style icon for her generation.

But the 23-year-old beauty was surprisingly modest and self-conscious when asked about her fashion at the 3.1 Philip Lim show at Fashion Week in NYC.

“That’s a very nice thing to say,” a blushing Leighton Meester said when asked about her style icon status. “But I don’t ... I don’t know. It's not me.”

As for what she’d tell her fans about picking the right outfit, she keeps it simple: “I guess it’s just fun,” Leighton explained. “Just wear what you like.”

Leighton at Fashion Week

The Gossip Girl star went to Lim’s show for the second year in a row.

“It’s just very original and inspired and it’s feminine and beautiful,” she said. “I just saw a few little pieces backstage and I closed my eyes."

"I wanted it to be a surprise!”

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I think the grey cardi looks great! Love the belt.

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I think she looks gorgeous.

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She's actually wearing A LOT of make-up, look closer! Geez...

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lol of course she is wearing make up but it doesn't help her anymore.
how naive and delusional are Leighton fans,so funny.

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Stylist or not, she's friggen adorable

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I think she looks awesome. Love the sophisticated minimal look.

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i think she looks ok,not beautiful not ugly,but normal girl she is not that"OMG,SHE IS GORGEOUS"type

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Lately her face looks very round and chubby... I don't like it

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wow, she looks beautiful without make-up! you don't need make up to show your real beauty.

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she has witchy eyebrows¡eww:s