Leighton Meester: Hollywood's Next Design Star?

04/11/2008 at 06:00 AM ET

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In the past few months alone we’ve seen everyone from Lauren Conrad to Heidi Montag to Rachel Bilson — and even Matthew McConaughey and Luke Wilson — turn instant designer. And now Gossip Girl‘s Leighton Meester reveals that she might just be the next star to test out her design talents. “I love fashion, and sometimes I just feel like if I could only do and make whatever I wanted, it would make so much of a statement and really express who I am,” she says in an interview with NYLON. “So yes, in the future I would love to do a clothing label or work with a clothing label.” And while the star doesn’t have anything definite in the works just yet, it got us thinking about this celeb trend. Tell us: Would you like to see Leighton be the next designing actress? Which of Hollywood’s hottest fashionistas do you think should design a clothing line?

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Kim v on

Celebrities as fashion designers – I just don’t get it. I mean, don’t most of them have stylists anyway? I don’t imagine that many of these celebrities are actually designing their own lines, so what’s the point?

AnnieJ on

I’m w/Kim v. These celebrity “designers” are foolish and I don’t know one person that buys there stuff. As for “fashionista” – completely over-used word that has lost all meaning.

M on

No, she isn’t a trend-setter…she is dressed by a stylist for christ’s sake!

Chloe on

Celebrities are NOT fashion designers.. get off the bandwagon!

porsche on

whatever y’all are just hatin shes so cute and i would totally rock her label!l

tracyd on

if her clothing designs are anything like what she wears on gossip girl i would buy it

C on

I personally love Leighton because she is on G.G. but I really don’t know her style outside of the show so we’ll see what her stuff looks lik.e I know since she is a celeb and all it is a lot easier to become a designer because her name is already “out,” but I do believe she has the potential to make stylish clothing.

peeps on

It’s an annoying trend because celebrities are basically just taking over every single industry. How about the talented people who’ve worked so hard to go to design school who get eclipsed by these pampered celebs? It’s really not a healthy trend for society and it turns already overpaid celebrities in to greedy moguls. I’ve seen amazing design talent from people who struggle to keep their own little store open and then some young lady with very little life experience is like “ya a clothing lablel, I’d like one of those” like it’s a friggin’ latte or something. I’d rather invest in a great unknown fashion talent who needs the opportunity and exposure and then design a few pieces with them. Pay it forward instead of constantly back to yourselves celebs. GEEZ!

I definitely wouldn’t buy her clothing since I don’t enjoy her style. I prefer to buy from people who have their own little store and give them my buisness, then give support those who consider a fashion line as just another “to do” on their fame checklist. NO ONE in Hollywood has style remotely comparable to Jackie O, Audrey Hepburn or Grace Kelly these days so it’s funny to me to see celebrities who want to share their fashion talent (or lack there of ) when it’s clearly more about money, attention and ego. Megalomania, that’s Hollywood’s number one illness.

Also might I add since there is nowhere for me to comment about it that it is really quite creepy how much Chance Crawford’s sister looks like Carrie Underwood (she could impersonate her, the resemblance is that striking). I’ve asked some guys and they’ve all said they would find it really weird to date a girl who looks that much like their sis. Boy has got issues.

ari on

it’s just another way to get everyone to pay high prices for celebrity wear. like OMG it has her name on it! in contrast to OMG she wore something like that in blahblah.

ari on

even if what she wore was chosen by her stylist.

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