‘Gossip Girl’ Style
New York Times
Leighton Meester, left, as Blair, and Blake Lively as Serena in “Gossip Girl.” The show is more than a series about students at elite private schools. It also presents a cavalcade of fashion.
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Emma DeMar, left, as Elise, Amanda Setton as Penelope, Nicole Fiscella as Isabel and Taylor Momsen as Jenny. The extravagant wardrobes of the stars have inspired countless posts on fan Web sites and magazine features about the female leads.
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Nan Zhang as Kati, Leighton Meester as Blair and Nicole Fiscella as Isabel. Merchants, designers and trend consultants say that “Gossip Girl” is one of the biggest influences on how young women spend.
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Although the series has had middling success in ratings, in stylistic terms it “may well be the biggest influence in the youth culture market,” said Stephanie Meyerson, a trend spotter for Stylesight.
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The show has given an unexpected mass appeal to patrician staples like crested blazers, layered polo shirts and kilts. When cooler days approach this fall, some retailers are predicting a run on argyle sweaters, knee socks and high boots.
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