Thursday, October 25, 2007

Gossip Girls: Fashion Designer

Everyone seems to be in love with CBS's new television show Gossip Girls- not only with the entertaining plot, but with the clothing and outfits prominently shown off during the show. Blog My Fashion Life had a great article about Abigail Lorick, one of the designers for Gossip Girls. Enjoy!


If you’re already a fan of the new TV hit Gossip Girl, then you’re probably just as addicted to the clothes as you are the compelling plotlines. But did you realize that the outfits “designed” by Blair’s mother, Eleanor Walfdorf, are actually created by former Ford model turned designer Abigail Lorick? Here, we get the scoop on the show, her collection, and lessons she learned on the runway…

How did your clothes get on Gossip Girl?
I’ve had a long standing relationship with the wardrobe department, and when they heard I was launching my first collection, they thought it would be a great fit for the show.

What’s it been like to have your designs on the show?
Wonderful. The press has been phenomenal and it was a true delight to see the LORICK collection on television.

How was your experience working on the set? (In case you missed it, Lorick played a beautiful blonde fashion assistant in the last episode…)
It was an enticing glimpse into the world of television entertainment. I learned so much from working with the crew, meeting the producers, and talking with the directors. Margaret Colin (who plays Eleanor Waldorf) is an extraordinary actress. I was honored to meet her and watch her work. And Leighton Meester (who plays Blair) was so much fun to be around. Rumor has it that I have more cameos to come…

On the show, Eleanor Waldorf is credited as the designer of your clothes. What do you think of her character?
Blair’s mother is one of those women whose work is so important that she has disregarded her personal life. This sort of character is ever present in this city as well as in this industry. I must say though, Margaret Colin is a lovely person and an amazing actress.

What has being a model taught you about clothes?
So much! Clothes are meant to be played with. Each article is a piece to a puzzle and there should be joy in putting them together.

What were the best and worst outfits that you wore on the runway?
A lady never tells.

What is your design philosophy?
Timeless, classic, fun.

What is your go-to outfit for a night out or a special evening?
I do have a favorite dress. It’s a gold baby doll dress with pleats around the shoulders and layers of chiffon. That and a pair of black pumps always works. Oh, and I never leave without a coat.

Favorite designers?
Miuccia Prada, Rodarte, Alber Elbaz for Lanvin, and Nicolas Ghesquiere for Balenciaga.

What’s next for you?
The LORICK collection will mature and evolve alongside its fabulous ladies, from season to season.

-Via My Fashion Life

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