Now that the one and only source into the scandalous lives of Manhattan’s elite has been revealed, it’s time to mourn the loss of one of the most fashionable shows on television. Since 2007, Gossip Girl has been spreading rumours, sending out blasts, and hiding behind her his computer until the shocking finale yesterday.
Despite the social sabotage, twisting plotlines and the never-ending bad luck that was bestowed upon the Upper East Siders, Gossip Girl has become known for the fashion. From Blair Waldorf’s affinity for headpieces (headbands in high school, fascinators when dating a Prince) to Serena van der Woodsen’s love of not wearing pants and showing a lot of cleavage, there have been some seriously defining moments for the television show and the generation of its many fans. We’ve watched the characters ditch their uniforms and embrace wearing custom Vera Wang, Marchesa and Zuhair Murad as their lives spin out of control again, and again. And we can’t deny that we’ve enjoyed every moment of it. We’ve watched as the fashion industry embraced the show in return, with cameo roles throughout the seasons played by Rachel Zoe, Tory Burch, Alexa Chung and more.
Not since Sex and the City had we (and its leagues of fans) been so excited about television character’s wardrobes. As an attempt at healing, we’ve taken a look back at some of the best fashion moments from the last six seasons of Gossip Girl. Xoxo.
Back where it all began in Grand Central Station, someone snapped a pic of Serena van der Woodsen as she returned to the Upper Eastside and Gossip Girl was born. Serena's first on-screen look couldn't be more different than what we grew accustomed to in later seasons. It's just so modest.
We think many schoolgirls wouldn't complain about uniforms if they had the freedom to accessorize (and basically not wear a uniform at all) like the girls of Constance Billard. This is when we were introduced to Blair's obsession with bow headbands and coloured tights.
The beginning of every true fairytale begins with a burlesque show and losing one's virginity in the back of a limo, right? Either way, Blair proved to always be prepared with the finest lingerie tucked away beneath her preppy outfits.
Playing sports at any other school would probably come with knee-length gym shorts, but of course, at Constance there is no real uniform. The girls accessorize heavily for field hockey and even wear belts on top of their kilts!
Serena's modeling career and social status somehow took off after she stole the show in this voluminous green dress with frizzy hair. This is a fashion moment we may never understand. Let's be thankful Eleanor Waldorf designs isn't actually a thing.
When Little J moved on from her blond bob and we assume the makeup artists of <em>Gossip Girl</em>had to pack a truckload of black eyeliner to set everyday, her style seriously went grunge. The eyeliner, the ripped tights, and leather jackets were the makings of Little J's wardrobe right before she was exiled.
When Blair presented herself to Jack Bass to save the Empire Hotel for Chuck (shame on you, Chuck!) she wore a stunning Matthew Williamson gown. The combination of the metallic detailing and chiffon hit this look out of the park.
With life being a little too crazy in New York, Blair and Serena obviously moved to Paris for the summer. Their personal styles really went wild with Blair wearing berets constantly and Serena's bra always being exposed. This is one of the first times we can remember seeing Serena in flats.
At long last Blair and Chuck tied the knot. It may have had something to do with some legal problems that Chuck ran into, but either way she looked gorgeous in a blue beaded Ellie Saab gown. And, end scene.