…and they’re back! The long-awaited 6th and last season of Gossip Girl kicked off yesterday, to much delight of the show’s fans, who eagerly waited for it to come back. I’ve already explained what I think of this last season and you know how disappointed I was at the end of the 5th season. I don’t think these last episodes won’t make up for the some terrible (and honestly incredible, in a negative sense) seasons we’ve been given so far, but I’m curious to see if the secret about Gossip Girl’s identity is finally uncovered. At the same time, I’m watching it because Lily’s outfits are always a good reason to do it.
The opening scene is set at Lily’s apartment, where she’s just arrived with Bart. They spent their summer at the Seychelles (where they renewed their vows), in Africa with Eric and in the Hamptons. Drama is waiting for our favourite Upper East Side princess, though, when she finds out Serena has never been home during the summer.
The outfit she sports in this scene is the epitome of her refined style – a lovely printed silk dress with sparkly accessories and a clutch.
The dress is a creation by the American designer Doo.ri: Sonia is an abstract print dress with silver beaded accents. The dress originally comes with a white belt, but I’m glad Eric Daman decided to remove it. Here Lily is explaining Bart Serena was supposed to keep the apartment in order and to take care of the incoming mail, something which she hasn’t done; moreover, the girl doesn’t answer her mother’s texts (“our primary mode of communication”), so Lily starts being worried.
Something is wrong with Serena: she’s never been home during the summer and she even left without her passport. Lily is talking to an officer on the phone, when Bart and Amira, a “new friend” whom he met in Dubai. In the screencap above, our attention focuses on the lizard bag on Lily’s desk – a beautiful Miss Dior flap bag. You may remember she carried two Miss Dior bags in the 5th season – one in black and one in bordeaux crocodile. Her lace sleeveless dress is adorable, too.
At a certain point of the episode, as it always happens in this show, things take the road of absurdity. Lily goes to Rufus in Brooklyn to see if Dan is in contact with Serena. She has no luck (he explains Dan is in Italy and Lily should have known that), but she gets a surprise instead, when she finds out Ivy is now staying with Rufus. The girl says Rufus saved her when she was penniless and on the verge of doing “something desperate”. Lily is appalled and goes away. In this scene, we can see she’s also wearing a pair of gold platform sandals with ankle straps.
Later in the episode, Rufus goes to Lily to apologize and to support her for Serena being missing. He tells her that, despite their own daughters being rebellious and reckless, they will be fine. What he says is meaningless, because Serena and Jenny’s behaviour is partly caused by their parents’ attitude (Lily asks herself why she hasn’t realized before that it was not ok to spend a whole summer without talking to her daughter), but he seems optimistic. This is a moment in which they remember their past together, and we see there’s still something between them. The arrival of Ivy and her announcement about an art gallery (“We got it!”) immediately sets a different tone and Rufus leaves. In the screencap above we can see Lily’s beautiful Simplicity crystal earrings by Swarovski.
At the very end of the episode, Serena is finally home with her new boyfriend Steven. It will be interesting to see how Lily will react to the return of her prodigal daughter.
What do you think of this first episode? I didn’t really like it, because most characters are back to their old selves, but it will be nice to witness the evolution of Dan, who will surely bring his dark side out.