Fashionistas are jumping for joy in the hotly anticipated Anna Sui collection based on the hit teen soap drama Gossip Girl. Why am I interested? Because 1) I’m a closet GG fan and 2) because the clothes are damn cute! Rumor has it that the line was to be featured in a future episode of the show, but Target pulled out at the last minute. From the Daily News:
A “Gossip Girl” insider tells us that a party scene featuring Blair and Chuck (played by Leighton Meester and Ed Westwick) was set to shoot at Sui’s flagship store in SoHo last Tuesday; models being used as extras were to wear Sui’s Target collection. “There was going to be signage, as well as Target symbols in purple and black — Anna’s signature colors,” says the snitch. “And it was rumored that Anna herself was going to be making a cameo appearance.”
Target staffers even sent over boxes of clothes for the episode, labeled with the names of each female character (Jessica Szohr’s Vanessa, Taylor Momsen’s Jenny, Meester’s Blair and the aforementioned Serena). But the store pulled out at the last second.
Now, claims our source, everyone on set is furious. “The crew was thrown into a frenzy because they had to scrap everything they had planned,” says the insider. “They can’t believe Target would bail on them, especially after publicly announcing the collaboration. It’s Target’s loss, because the line would have sold better if it had played a part in the show.”