Gossip Girl Fashion Recap: A Debutante Done Wrong

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Another party, another tragedy, and some awful leather shorts.

Emotions aside (and believe us there are emotions), we’re here to talk about the lighter things from Gossip Girl's midseason finale - the fashion! In “Riding in Town Cars with Boys,” Chuck and Blair unknowingly matched ensembles yet again only to meet an unfortunate star-crossed lover fate that they must pull through together.

Meanwhile, a why-are-you-still-here Louis looked absolutely ridiculous in that suede robe jacket, Dan wore another damn flannel and tried to do the right thing while sipping on scotch (the bonding was effective!) and Serena wore some leather shorts that we’d rather not start talking about or we’ll never stop.

A bosomy Charlie choked the truth up to a botoxed Rufus and Lily stunned 'em again with two beautiful dresses and even more emotional scenes. NY Spectator Editor-in-Chief Nate looked in a sharp suit, but the man could be in a paper bag and look beautiful, so we’ll just leave that alone.

All in all, the planets seemed to be aligning last night and then suddenly were thrown off-course in large part to our new debutante, Chivy. That doesn't stop our favorite Upper East Siders from looking fabulous as always.

Let's break down their respective looks from Monday night ...

Serena Outfit Pic

Serena: What was this outfit? What was this outfit? WHAT WAS THIS OUTFIT?

Actual Blouse: Leyendecker Turnout Blouse with Sequin Embellishment

Steal Blouse: American Retro Nude Leather Short

Is the Jig Up For Charlie?

A bronzed Serena looks rather feminine and less vixen with that bow taking control of her goodies for a change.

Actual Cocktail Dress: Marchesa Ombre Fringed Dress

Steal Cocktail Dress: Tracy Reese Tessa Fringe Dress

Dan Blindfolds Blair

With her trademark red lips and a simple, yet true-to-her-core dress, Blair was stunning through all of that sadness.

Actual Dress: Balenciaga Indienne Dress

Steal Dress: Diane von Furstenberg Yamika Jacket

Steal Sweater: Anne Taylor Loft Soft Shawl Collar Cardigan

Actual Shoes: Jimmy Choo Cosmic Suede Pumps

Steal Shoes: Chinese Laundry Huckster

Lily, Rufus, Charlie

Poised, polished and heading another debutante ball at an attempt to be a good mother/aunt. Keep on redeeming yourself, Lily.

Actual Dress: Luisa Beccaria Gold Wrap Dress

Steal Dress: MM6 Maison Martin Margiela Moto Jacket

Steal Jacket: Calvin Klein Cowl Neck Sweater Dress

Charlie Smiling

She’s really a Serena doppelganger in that dress! Where Serena lacked last night, Chivy picked up the slack.

Actual Dress: Badgley Mischka Fall 2011 Beaded Cowl Neck Gown

Stay tuned this month for TV Fanatic's Best of Gossip Girl Fashion 2011 recap!!


I want Charlie's dress! Gorgeous! Amazing! That dress is my wet dream! (among a few others) but I have a weakness for pretty, glamorous dresses.


I liked Serena's leather shorts. The girl's legs are incredible


where are the mens fashions?!?!?! chucks wardrobe is amazing! I would have loved to try to find that orange trench he wore in season one (still would) and just the stuff he gets to wear is pure dandy amazeballs!


i cant believe u werent talking about serena's top, the cleavage on that thing at one point was ridiculous. they should change the rating lol (im talking about the top she wore when wearing the ugly shorts) :P


I don't get why Blair is always wearing gigantic dresses...Hiding a pregnancy was something people did back in the days...Even with those dresses she cannot fool anyone... Everybody knows she is pregnant now (gossip girls sent blasts) so why doesn't she wear more fitting clothes. Big paterns are strange too.


why nobody talks about the ending? what means the conversation between jack and diana?


This can look like a crazy but think that maybe Chuck’s scenes before the episode 100 can be a ghost
Maybe it can happen similar to what happens in the movie Just Like Heaven where the protagonist Elizabeth Masterson has an accident of car and remains in comma state and appears as ghost for most of the movie
In the final part of the movie there is discovered that Elizabeth is hospitalized in the hospital and wakes up
So I have think that maybe one can appear Chuck as ghost to Blair in the scenes where they meet together before the episode 100 or maybe to be an illusion of Blair
And in the episode 100 maybe Chuck wakes up


@TFV168. I know that, but what I meant was that you see those leather shorts a lot, so I didnt get the surprise reaction 'what was this outfit', and in my opinion leather shorts are cool and I respect your opinion and Im not looking for a disussion or something but I think you exaggerated, she is not partically naked


@ellie. Couldnt agree more! +1


Serena's shorts were amazing...I trust the stylists at GG over you guys

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Gossip Girl Season 5 Episode 10 Quotes

Lily: Just because Carol made a mockery of her own debut does not mean Charlie should be cheated out of the experience.
Rufus: Yeah, she hired Karen Finley to go in her place and when Carol's name was called, Karen walks out wearing nothing but chocolate and a pillbox hat.
Lily: Now I'm a Karen Finley fan, but it was a bit much. We were barred from the Plaza for years.

Apologies have been made and the security breach fixed. But two weeks later, still not one tip. Apparently no on can hold a grudge like an Upper East Sider. And no one can lie like one either.

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