Stockings used to be a somewhat boring Winter necessity — until Gossip Girl came around. Thanks to Blake Lively and Leighton Meester, both of whom were spotted wearing pretty hues and textures on the popular fashion-heavy show, legwear has become a cool outlet to show off your sleek styling skills. Perhaps that's why DKNY just announced a collaboration with Eric Daman, costume designer of Gossip Girl, to design a legwear capsule collection for Fall. “I feel like I grew up with legwear in the '70s and '80s, and it’s great to see legwear being part of a woman’s ensemble, a defining piece of women’s ready-to-wear, said Daman. . . . “Hosiery is quite sexy. What we try to do in Gossip Girl is lots of texture. It makes the characters come alive . . . it gives a character like Blair life when she’s wearing a pencil skirt with distressed rib tights. It gives her look something special.”Prices and more details on the collection.
The eight-style collection, hitting stores in August, will include full-length tights and over-the-knee tights featuring textured dots, jacquards, opaque and sheer stripes, floral motifs, and sexy fishnets. As for whether Daman will dress Serena van der Woodsen or Blair Waldorf in his new collection is to be determined: "If it’s apropos and works organically with the show, I will,” said the costume designer. Prices range from $15 to $24 — will you be picking up a pair?