Tim Stack
September 19, 2008 AT 04:00 AM EDT

In its Sept. 29 episode, Gossip Girl will hit New York Fashion Week for a runway show by Eleanor Waldorf. EW has your front row seat with this sneak peek.

Tippi Top Girl‘s costume designer Eric Daman opted for manes that paid homage to a Hitchcock icon. ”With the hair, we wanted Tippi Hedren in Marnie. And [for Serena] Hedren in The Birds when they’re actually attacking her hair.”

Pretty Young Thing On the show Serena’s dress will be designed by Jenny Humphrey (Taylor Momsen), but it was actually created by Daman, who does all Little J’s pieces. A twist of fate lands it and Serena (Blake Lively) on the runway.

J’adore Dior Inspired by late-1940s Christian Dior, Daman wanted the dress to be cohesive with the rest of the collection but still stand out, citing the ”over-the-top balloon skirt.” ”It’s revamped, with a little Jenny taste to it.”

Feet First Serena’s heels are courtesy of Jimmy Choo (the Sweden Metallic Python pumps go for about $500), while the other models sport ’50s-era styles from Nine West. ”They’re really great for the collection,” says Daman.

As with all the Eleanor Waldorf ”originals” seen on the show, they are designed by fashion up-and-comer Abigail Lorick. Says the 26-year-old designer, whose eponymous line is sold at Barneys and revolveclothing.com, ”Lorick is about bringing elegance back to my generation of women.” We think Blair would approve.

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