If you thought Gossip Girl’s usual location, Upper East Side New York, was pretty ritzy, just wait til you see where our favourite American spoilt brats are now…
Only in gay Paree! Yes, the show has totally decamped to the French capital to film some special episodes.
And we have been poring over the location photos to see how the character’s wardrobes are holding up to the infamous European sense of style?
Blake Lively was looking totally St Tropez in a wide brimmed sunhat, ruffled jade maxi dress and jewelled thong sandals yesterday. We’re somewhat less convinced about the peach pink erm, slacks by Suno worn with a very Samantha-from-Sex-and-the-City gold snakekin belt and two-tone lace up shoes. Parisian chic is all about grown-up tailoring and vive-la-difference androgyny, but still…
Meanwhile, Leighton Meester has clearly decided that hot-pants are the only way to hit Paris (channelling Brigitte Bardot? We’re not sure..). Although we do love the catwalk-edgy clashing combo of digital printed shorts and jacket she rocked yesterday - by our very own Erdem. Yesterday’s other erm, outfit takes Blair Waldorf’s style deep into Katy Perry territory – with a Moschino dress printed with giant graphics of cherries and apples (an iced bun bra can’t be far behind). Even that side tied neck-scarf can’t restore a sense of chic.
Naturellement, the girls have been well and truly upstaged in the style stakes by France’s own actress Clemence Poesy, who is making a special cameo in the episode. Sexily dishevelled in a classic beige trench and virtually no make up, Clemence gave the Gossip Girls a masterclass in Euro-cool.
To maximise the look-at-me factor, the cast have arrived in Paris during couture week, when the world’s press and every fanatical fashion watcher will be in town.
Following a couple of other appearances in US Vogue, Lively has apparently been cast in another photo-shoot for the magazine. She was spotted yesterday sitting next to Anna Wintour in the front row at the Dior show, studiously making notes (or at least pretending to), and is also reported to have been spotted modelling in a shoot at the Paris Ritz hotel (where Anna always stays, darlings), wearing a jacket from the recent Chanel Cruise collection before leaving with Karl Lagerfeld.
We’ve always loved it when our favourite US TV shows allez en France. How gorgeous was it to see Carrie Bradshaw in a giant Oscar de la Renta gown relaxing in a brocade booth at macaroon heaven Laduree for the last series of Sex and the City?
That show set the Parisian bar pretty high – let’s see how Gossip Girl compares….