Xoxo! Paging imaginary alumni of Constance Billard School for Girls! It seems that those phantoms halls, prowled by the likes of Serena van der Woodsen and Blair Waldorf, will once again ring with the peals of nasty laugher, the whispers of scandalous secrets. An updated reboot of Gossip Girl, which originally ran from 2007 to 2012, is reportedly forthcoming from HBO Max!
Can lightning strike twice? How much fun can we expect to have? And perhaps most importantly, what will this new cast wear? Because we certainly remember what the original characters wore—in fact, having undertaken a brief survey of Vogue.com editors, we were frankly astonished by the acute memories of our fellow staffers, many of whom could recall exact details of specific ensembles, and others who sought to recreate these outfits in their own young lives a decade ago.
Staffer Allie Michler admits that whenever she would take the train from Grand Central to her childhood home in Connecticut, she would channel Serena’s classic prep look; Sam Sussman confesses that her favorite outfits were the school uniforms, though she wasn’t “brave enough to jazz up my own uniform to Gossip Girl level.” Anny Choi says what has stuck with her is the white Marc Jacobs scallop number that Blair wore to the all-white party in the Hamptons; Christian Allaire adored Georgina’s cropped fringy leather jacket, “combined with tons of rings and layered cross necklaces.” Monica Kim admits that she owned “an embarrassing amount of Blair Waldorf clothing,” including the little white Marc by Marc Jacobs Hamptons dress and the mint green Marc by Marc Jacobs Pilgrim heels; Janelle Okwodu lauds Serena’s blingy Diane von Furstenberg gown from the Studio 54–themed party for CeCe.
Ella Riley-Adams cites Blair and Serena’s matching backless dresses “when they made up after a fight and celebrated with an outdoor photoshoot.” Jenna Rennert says she always wanted to get married spontaneously in Central Park while wearing “some sort of fabulous couture gown like Blair’s Elie Saab situation, which, of course, was finished off with the perfect crystal headband.” (Her husband shot down this idea immediately.) Brooke Bobb waxes poetic on Serena’s sparkly pink cage-detail lace couture dress from Georges Chakra, worn with sneakers and an oversize blazer; Lilah Ramzi declares herself a proud member of team Blair: “I loved seeing how she dressed for the home—men’s silk pajamas sets, retro pearl-encrusted slips, and stockings and garter belts worn for absolutely no one.”
But it wasn’t for no one; it was for us!
Will the fashions in the reboot engender similar fierce loyalty? Who knows. In the meantime, there is good news: It turns out you can still resurrect the original GG looks, even if high school is now a distant (bad!) memory. Here, our roster of GG-worthy fashions:
Originally Appeared on Vogue