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Spotted: Tory Burch and Georgina Chapman filming cameos this week for the upcoming season of “Gossip Girl.”
The designers trekked to Silvercup Studios in Long Island City, N.Y., where they shot separate scenes for an episode that will air Oct. 5. While reps for the hit series are keeping their lips sealed about how Burch and Chapman figure into the plot, they did reveal that part of the show will take place on a set made to look like Burch’s office.
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Although both designers frequently run into socially active cast members Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Taylor Momsen and Ed Westwick on the New York party circuit, they seemed to enjoy working with the stars in an official capacity. “I am a huge fan [of ‘Gossip Girl’],” said Chapman, who has also appeared in Weinstein Co. films “The Nanny Diaries” and “Factory Girl. Still, the Marchesa designer admitted, “I was very nervous [on-set].”
This isn’t the first time “Gossip Girl” has tapped real-life members of the fashion flock to appear on-screen — Nacho Figueras shot scenes in Greenwich earlier this summer for the show’s Sept. 14 season premiere, and Tinsley Mortimer had a guest spot last year.