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Tyra Banks and Hilary Duff won’t be the only famous guest stars on tonight’s episode of Gossip Girl — designer Tory Burch will be making her acting debut as well. And while she was hush-hush about the plot, she was ready to dish about what it was like to work with Blake Lively and the rest of the cast. “I have never acted before, so I was a little nervous about messing up my line. Blake made me laugh and put me at ease though, and the crew was so gracious,” Tory tells PEOPLE exclusively. Though Tory’s scenes weren’t filmed in her actual office, the designer tells us that the set was a dead ringer. “They did an incredible job recreating my office, down to the books I have on my Lucite shelves and framed photos of my boys!” This time around Tory didn’t get a chance to dress Gossip‘s leading ladies, but the designer definitely has some ideas on what she would like to see Blake’s Serena van der Woodsen and Leighton Meester‘s Blair Waldorf wear from her real-life fall collection (click through to see them). “Serena’s style is sophisticated yet rebellious,” says Tory. “I think she’d live in these leather leggings, and pair them with an embellished top and oversized vest. It’s a cool, sexy look that Serena could wear uptown, downtown, and everywhere in between.” As for Blair: “[She] has a quirky ladylike style and looks great in contrasting colors, prints and textures. The booties and leather driving gloves add just the right amount of edge to this feminine look. I would add a custom-made headband that would be cool enough even for college.” We can’t wait to see Tory Burch on Gossip Girl tonight! Love her picks for Serena and Blair? Shop them here. Read more on Gossip Girl at cwTV.comTell us: What do you think of Tory’s picks for Serena and Blair?



Courtesy of Tory Burch


Courtesy of Tory Burch