Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The Influence of Gossip Girl Style

Image via nytimes.com

The NY Times came out with an article yesterday regarding the influence Gossip Girl has had on the fashion industry.

It talks about how young girls are buying the exact garments seen on Blair Waldorf (played by Leighton Meester) and Serena van der Woodsen (Blake Lively). These girls are checking up on the CW website to see what the stars wore, and are bringing magazine spreads to stores, telling them exactly what they want to copy.

The Gossip Girl style is also influencing many designers for their new collections. Chuck Bass's preppy style has influenced many window displays and stores like Forever 21 are paying homage to the characters by offering Blair and Serena dresses.

Gossip Girl is definitely one of the greatest shows of our time, with all the drama, scandal, and of course, beautiful people in beautiful clothing. Blair, Serena, and Jenny's style have definitely influenced me, but I find it a little bit lame to dress exactly like them. I think the fashion in the show should be used to simply influence your style, not change it to be exactly like theirs.

What do you think?

Click here to read the article.

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