Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, And More Help ‘Gossip Girl’ Celebrate 100 Episodes In Style

Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, and Kaylee Defer help “Gossip Girl” celebrate 100 episodes.
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Can you believe that Gossip Girl is already celebrating 100 episodes? It seems like just yesterday we were tuning in to the relatively newly renamed CW network to give this cast of unknowns (*achem* extremely good-looking and well-dressed unknowns) a chance. It wasn’t long before Blake Lively’s Serena van der Woodsen and Leighton Meester’s Blair Waldorf and the rest of the Upper East Side’s young elite had captured our hearts, attention, and Wednesday nights. Since then, the series has experienced cameos, character appearances and banishments, and more formal parties than you can shake a stick at. The series has become a hot bed for contemporary fashion and as the years have gone on, stylistas have tuned in at growing numbers, like moths to a flame. Naturally, a celebration of the storied fash-forward show would, of course, yield a gang of exquisitely wardrobed attendees.

Blake showed up in an inspired Marchesa gown with ornate embellishments over nude sheer panelling along the bodice and waterfalls of white fringe draped from the shoulders and across the skirt. Wisely, Lively kept her hair up, makeup fresh and natural, and accessories minimal so as not to compete with the dramatic dress. Leighton stepped out in a white strapless Balmain party frock with a raw hemline. Meester let her bangs out, dressing down the frilly cocktail dress, and accented the design’s metal buckles with strappy metallic sandals. Kaylee Defer went all-out bombshell with a black midi-length dress. While the neckline was high, the sleeves were long, and the hem was below-the-knee, Kaylee looked anything but staid. Peekaboo stripes of sheer black throughout the neck, nape, and arms breathed allure into the covered design. Hints at a sweetheart off-the-shoulder neckline, a peplum skirt, and a bold red lip add an extra kick of vixen to the ensemble.

Penn Badgley, Ed Westwick, and Chace Crawford help “Gossip Girl” celebrate 100 episodes.
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Of course, the boys of GG are their own flavor of drop-dead, with Penn Badgley showcasing the downtown dude look he does so well in a skinny-lapeled blazer accented with a knubbly brown scarf and tousled curls. Ed Westwick turned it out, looking deliciously Chuck Bass-y in a gray pinstripe suit with a contrast vest (sidenote: ZOMG pocket chain), and iridescent maroon button-up underneath it all. Also, he has a massive pinky ring. Just throwing THAT out there. Chace Crawford looked dapper, as always, in a black suit jacket, gray slacks, a crisp white button-up with no tie, and a matching pocket square. #nomnomnom

Michelle Trachtenberg, Chloë Moretz, and Karlie Kloss help “Gossip Girl” celebrate 100 episodes.
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Recurring guest star Michelle Trachtenberg, who has been with GG since the first season, walked the red carpet in a smart jumpsuit with a THICK top knot and some serious hardware accessories that are going straight to the top of our holiday wishlists. The lovely Chloë Moretz turned up in a sweet Stella McCartney look with a pop of green that mixed both prints and textures. Even model Karlie Kloss, who has made a cameo on the second season of GG, came out in support of the show. She was stunning in a graphic black-and-white printed knee-length dress with long sleeves and an asymmetrical shoulder/nape cutout (though, honestly, the girl looks amazeballs in anything).

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