'Gossip Girl': 15 Fashion Hits and Misses
HIT: PARIS PERFECT!
Whilst in Paris nursing the wounds left by their disastrous love lives, Blair and Serena killed their time by café and bed hopping, respectively. But whether they were hungry for French delicacies or French dudes, a steady diet of the finest fashions kept them — and us — very satisfied.
Angels have halos, and privileged private school preppies who eat their meager weight in fro-yo have thick, colorful headbands. Hmm...and just when you thought devil horns were the most intimidating of headgear.
No, those aren't the hands of hell reaching up from the depths below to enclose the legs of the damned. They are clothy abominations that were much cooler when they graced the gams of Cher Horowitz. Some things need to remain in the past.
HIT: SCHOOLGIRL STYLE
Even when they were scoring F's in morality, the gang scored an A+ in style.
HIT: COLLEGIATE COUTURE
But when schoolgirls move on — as they inevitably do (every couple of weeks, by my count) — they must redefine their style. Ideally that is done with sophisticated skirts, youthful blouses, and a little self-respect. Two out of three ain't bad, Serena.
HIT: SERENA'S GAM-OROUS DRESSES
When you got 'em, work 'em.
...um, without looking like a working girl.
MISS: HAIR-IFYING HUMPHREYS
Rufus Humphrey gave his children many things: a loft to live in, a shoulder to whine on, hereditary self-righteousness — but clearly he never showed them how to use shampoo.
MISS: MISS AMISS
Sure, Vanessa is a few millions away from being in the same income bracket as her Upper East Side cohorts, but does the show constantly have to insinuate that she's too poor to afford light to dress in?
HIT: WELL SUITED
Suits fit the boys almost as well as their lascivious lifestyles do.
MISS: PETRIFYING PAUPER
An impoverished Chuck Bass made as much sense as seeing someone other than Blair on his arm. We blame Not Blair for these beggared duds.
HIT: HAMPTON CHIC
There's something about a bunch of devils dressed in angelic colors that sends chills of unease down my spine. And there's also something about Chuck Bass in nautical apparel that creates trembles of a different kind — ehem.
If we're being honest, the lavish couture dresses worn by the girls at the weekly party/gala/ball are the only things that should be given any real thought while watching this show. I can live with that.
HIT: HIS-AND-HIS CHECKERS
The friends who dress like each other will one day express their secret mutual love for each other. ...At least we can hope.
HIT: WINTER WONDERLAND
Cold hearts keep warm in style.