Oh my God you guys! Are you totally ready for the “Gossip Girl” spin-off??? It’s gonna be about Serena’s mom when she was 17. And she was 17 in the 1980s!!!! That means stupid clothes! HOORAY!
Of course, the wardrobe for “Lily,” or “Valley Girls,” or “Lily of the Valley” — I don’t think they’ve settled on a name yet — won’t be TRUE ’80s clothes; they’ll be watered-down 21st-century versions of what was in style back then, because human eyes have evolved to no longer withstand the sight of so much neon or so many bracelets and jellies. TV Addict has the pictures and info you weren’t dying to know:
[C]ourtesy of a Lily Van der Woodsen flashback, the 80’s will be the decade everybody will be, well, gossiping about. With the May 11th episode of GOSSIP GIRL (titled, “Valley Girls”) serving as a backdoor pilot for a Lily Rhodes spinoff by introducing us to 17-year-old Lily Rhodes (Brittany Snow) who gets kicked out of boarding school and runs away to Los Angeles.
Heh, “backdoor pilot.” That phrase always makes me think of John Travolta. “You guys! This is you captain speaking. I am SO over this turbulence! We’re gonna go up to a totally fabulous altitude of 39,000 feet and WORK IT!”
UPDATE: More and better non-watermarked pics at the LA Times.