Ask not for whom the bell tolls, it’s for Blair and Louis. In a stunning plot twist that killed off Blair’s baby, the wedding is still on because God will kill Chuck if Blair doesn’t become Catholic in a Vera Wang gown. Dan is the new Dorota, carrying Miss Blair's bags and trying to nudge her towards the path of righteousness while Chuck and Louis assume they’re having an affair and harness the power of the slideshow to prove it. Lily and Rufus find the real Charlotte (nicknamed Lola) Rhodes, but don't seem to notice that she looks more like a cousin of Serena's than Charlie/Ivy did. Nate smells a rat about the car crash (a rat with the voice of Kristen Bell, nonetheless) while Serena says several surprisingly sensible things, wears tights, and tries to grow some morals. Wonders will never cease.
Only Chuck Bass can pull off this many patterns and still look swoon-worthy.
Absolutely LOVE the coat, only wish that we could've had a shot of him and Blair standing next to each other - her Gryphon cape would complement this perfectly. The buttons, the elbow patches (not pictured), all is perfection.
Again, only Chuck Bass could pull off a dated brown suit.
And for New Year's, you'd expect him in a sequined blazer, no? Instead Chuck opts for what looks to be Humphrey's favourite grey flannel fashioned into a blazer. The outfit is saved by the paisley cravat, lavender shirt, and the simple fact that he is Chuck Bass, and he can pull off plaid.
We're going to give Blair a pass on this outfit because, well, after what's she's been through you'd expect her to be in sweats and uggs, not plaid blazers and lace tights. While Humphrey's style may have improved as a result of associating with Blair, it goes the opposite for B. She's borrowed what seems to be one of Dan's vests and fashioned one of his many plaid shirts into a blazer.
Then she goes and wears this gorgeous Vera Wang and reminds us that she's still Blair Waldorf. It's a shame she's wearing another dress, because this one is absolutely stunning with its clouds of fluffy tulle and exquisite beading. (Sidenote: it wasn't custom, but from last year's Spring collection).
Not the hugest fan of Blair's new hat obsession, especially because this one looks like a giant button atop her head. Still a fan of her outfit, especially the pairing of chartreuse and olive, and those drool-worthy Miu Mius. And look at Dan's coat! He almsot doesn't look like he's from Brooklyn (excepting the bits of plaid)!!
Though not very New Year's appropriate, Blair's red Naeem Khan looks is definitely preferable to those shapeless dresses of yore.
But the sparkly jacket she wears sure makes up for it!
Requisite collage of Dan's boring outfits. Bet you were expecting him to wear plaid and a grey waffle shirt, right?
But were you expecting...
This? Nope, didn't think so. Love the leather details on the sleeve, the cut, the high collar, everything...
I'm still in shock, though.
This alice + olivia dress is so Serena. The embellished top with that crazy tulle skirt that at first glance looks like a feathers? And it hedges on macaron-showing and short, so it's Serena's style exactly.
Love the oversized buttons on her taupe coat. It seems the GG wardrobe department has a penchant for gorgeous outerwear.
And Louis' expression was just too hilarious not to include.
New Year's Eve is pretty much the quintessential Serena holiday. Why? Because she can wear a short, low-cut, sequinned dressed without being ridiculed because pretty much everyone is dressed like that.
The dress is definitely low-cut, and most definitely short (strategic macaron-covering hand placement in the picture on the right), and it's sparkly, too! Somehow, it doesn't scream New Year's Eve to me. I'd expect Serena to wear something a little more, well, sparkly, and not just in the sequin-and-embellishments sense.
Again, Serena's outerwear is gorgeous. Love the stripes on her Marc Jacobs coat.