Blair Waldorf, portrayed by Leighton Meester, is one of the central characters in Gossip Girl.
Waldorf, as described in the books, is privileged, vain and an overachiever. Meester, in an interview with Rolling Stone said this about her character:
“Be bitchy and nice, ugly and pretty, young and old, stupid and smart, innocent and slutty, blond and brunette.”
Jason Gay, writer, adds:
“Blair takes pleasure in hazing underclassmen wanna-be’s (her scenes on the school steps with her skirt-weearing acolytes are some of Gossip Girl’s best), but behind the steel is a fragile young woman who covets the things most girls want: attentive parents, a good college and a boyfriend who returns her texts.”
Waldorf’s style comes from early film stars. She is constantly compared to Audrey Hepburn and is said to have the allure of Marilyn Monroe. Her wardrobe is classic and high society with a twist.
She straddles the line between sophisticated and sexy. She loves a pop of colour, usually shown through bright tights and headbands. Though she loves to look composed and professional, there is always something unique and surprising about her outfits.