Gossip Girl Fashion Recap: A Debutante Done Wrong

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Another party, another tragedy, and some awful leather shorts.

Emotions aside (and believe us there are emotions), we’re here to talk about the lighter things from Gossip Girl's midseason finale - the fashion! In “Riding in Town Cars with Boys,” Chuck and Blair unknowingly matched ensembles yet again only to meet an unfortunate star-crossed lover fate that they must pull through together.

Meanwhile, a why-are-you-still-here Louis looked absolutely ridiculous in that suede robe jacket, Dan wore another damn flannel and tried to do the right thing while sipping on scotch (the bonding was effective!) and Serena wore some leather shorts that we’d rather not start talking about or we’ll never stop.

A bosomy Charlie choked the truth up to a botoxed Rufus and Lily stunned 'em again with two beautiful dresses and even more emotional scenes. NY Spectator Editor-in-Chief Nate looked in a sharp suit, but the man could be in a paper bag and look beautiful, so we’ll just leave that alone.

All in all, the planets seemed to be aligning last night and then suddenly were thrown off-course in large part to our new debutante, Chivy. That doesn't stop our favorite Upper East Siders from looking fabulous as always.

Let's break down their respective looks from Monday night ...

Serena Outfit Pic

Serena: What was this outfit? What was this outfit? WHAT WAS THIS OUTFIT?

Actual Blouse: Leyendecker Turnout Blouse with Sequin Embellishment

Steal Blouse: American Retro Nude Leather Short

Is the Jig Up For Charlie?

A bronzed Serena looks rather feminine and less vixen with that bow taking control of her goodies for a change.

Actual Cocktail Dress: Marchesa Ombre Fringed Dress

Steal Cocktail Dress: Tracy Reese Tessa Fringe Dress

Dan Blindfolds Blair

With her trademark red lips and a simple, yet true-to-her-core dress, Blair was stunning through all of that sadness.

Actual Dress: Balenciaga Indienne Dress

Steal Dress: Diane von Furstenberg Yamika Jacket

Steal Sweater: Anne Taylor Loft Soft Shawl Collar Cardigan

Actual Shoes: Jimmy Choo Cosmic Suede Pumps

Steal Shoes: Chinese Laundry Huckster

Lily, Rufus, Charlie

Poised, polished and heading another debutante ball at an attempt to be a good mother/aunt. Keep on redeeming yourself, Lily.

Actual Dress: Luisa Beccaria Gold Wrap Dress

Steal Dress: MM6 Maison Martin Margiela Moto Jacket

Steal Jacket: Calvin Klein Cowl Neck Sweater Dress

Charlie Smiling

She’s really a Serena doppelganger in that dress! Where Serena lacked last night, Chivy picked up the slack.

Actual Dress: Badgley Mischka Fall 2011 Beaded Cowl Neck Gown

Stay tuned this month for TV Fanatic's Best of Gossip Girl Fashion 2011 recap!!

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Gossip Girl Season 5 Episode 10 Quotes

Lily: Just because Carol made a mockery of her own debut does not mean Charlie should be cheated out of the experience.
Rufus: Yeah, she hired Karen Finley to go in her place and when Carol's name was called, Karen walks out wearing nothing but chocolate and a pillbox hat.
Lily: Now I'm a Karen Finley fan, but it was a bit much. We were barred from the Plaza for years.

Apologies have been made and the security breach fixed. But two weeks later, still not one tip. Apparently no on can hold a grudge like an Upper East Sider. And no one can lie like one either.

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