Leighton Meester for Vera Wang

Posted on May 03, 2011

Oh, Leighton Meester. we are intimately aware of your struggles to dress in a manner that doesn’t make bitchy gay men like us laugh. We have charted your lows and your not-as-lows. Someday, we thought, some handsome prince of a stylist will show this girl how pretty she can be without resorting to excessive buckles or exposing her abs.

That day has come, Leighton Meester.

We don’t know who styled her for this ad campaign for Vera Wang’s new fragrance, Lovestruck, but we sure hope he or she gave her a thick binder of notes to take home with her. We’re not sure we’ve ever seen her look so pretty.

“Everyone else was in three parkas and Leighton is standing there in a strapless evening dress with a very thin fabric,” said Wang, noting that the ad was shot on a particularly frigid winter day on Mercer Street in SoHo. Naturally, this caught the attention of every tourist with an iPhone — but while Wang wasn’t wild about unauthorized visuals floating about, she did appreciate the spontaneous market research. “When I heard tourists saying, ‘ I want to look like her,’ I knew we were right on the money,” said Wang. “There’s nothing like the real client in the street, and I mean the street literally — and in windows literally.”

We hope they let you keep the dress, honey. At the very least, you better have gotten that stylist’s number.

[Photo Credit: thefashionspot.com, wwd.com]

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