Fans Just Found a Gossip Girl Wardrobe Malfunction
If you've retreated back into the world of Gossip Girl and its motley band of Upper East Siders and Brooklyn Humphreys, know that you're not alone. People are binging their favorite shows because of quarantine and, apparently, finding production snafus while they're revising the drama, class divides, and headbands of Serena van der Woodsen, Blair Waldorf, and Co. E! News reports that TikTok user @skyehanamaikai pointed out one particularly egregious mistake that involves Blake Lively's van der Woodsen, a particularly tight Roland Mouret dress, and — get this — a pair of sweatpants.
In season six, episode four, "Portrait of a Lady Alexander," van der Woodsen is having a quick meal with Dan Humphrey wearing a coral dress and carrying a snakeskin handbag. During one shot, she can be seen walking through the restaurant with bare legs, but when the camera goes back to her from another angle, a pair of black sweatpants is clearly visible under the dress. Nobody seemed to notice when the episode originally premiered back in 2012, but now that we've got time to look at everything under a microscope, the TikTok clip has racked up more than a million views.
"I am a huge Gossip Girl fan and have probably seen the show more than 15 times," a commenter wrote on the post. "I can't believe I missed this."
"I still stan Serena even with her sweats," another added.
Thanks to one TikToker that claims to have worked on the set, there was a real reason for the cover-up: the dress ripped.
"LOL, I worked on set, it's because she ripped her dress," they wrote.
Other viewers stated that the pants probably never should have been caught on camera, since the shot was meant to be framed from the waist up.
"From my experience, if it's cold, most actors put layers on between takes and sometimes leave them on if the shot is from the waist up," a TikTok user suggested.
Fans are gearing up for more Gossip Girl after HBO Max announced that it is working on a reboot of the beloved CW series. While none of the original cast is slated to return, the show's costume designer, Eric Daman, will. Viewers probably shouldn't expect to scope out any more wardrobe mishaps, but since fans, like Gossip Girl herself, have their eagle eyes focused on every detail, never say never.