Gossip Girl has been a major influence on hot young things' fashion choices since it launched three seasons ago, and now the CW show is getting into the rag trade itself with a line of branded frocks. That term seems appropriate because a) it's a group of dresses and b) said garments will appear at a proper-sounding U.K. retailer called Miss Selfridge, via a deal with Warner Bros. Consumer Products. There will be eight outfits (yet to be unveiled) inspired by the show's costume designer, Eric Daman, and based on four main female characters: Serena van der Woodsen, Blair Waldorf, Jenny Humphrey and Vanessa Abrams. The choices include a leopard-print boho maxi dress, a ruffle-front shift dress with floral skirt, a black body con bandage dress and a nude-and-black lace tutu. If you don't know which design stems from which spoiled Upper East Sider, then you have some reruns to watch. The series, which has been on a scheduled hiatus, comes back March 8. (The CW said Tuesday that it's ordered season 4.) No doubt the U.K. launch is a test. There's no word yet if the clothes will make an appearance stateside.
—Posted by T.L. Stanley