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From Alexa Chung to Lady Gaga: Your Complete Guide to Every “Gossip Girl” Celebrity Cameo

From Alexa Chung to Lady Gaga: Your Complete Guide to Every “Gossip Girl” Celebrity Cameo

12,801 December 17th, 2012
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    Lydia Hearst, Season 1, Episode 18: "Much 'I Do' About Nothing"

    Stunning model and heiress Lydia Hearst had a memorable cameo as Lily van der Woodsen's decorator in the Season 1 finale of the show. The chic blonde flirted with Chuck Bass, who at that point was supposed to be committed to Blair Waldorf. 

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    Tinsley Mortimer, Season 2, Episode 1: "Summer Kind of Wonderful"

    The New York social fixture (who was actually referenced in Season 1, when Blair implied that whoever was running the "Gossip Girl" blog had as much "credibility as Tinsley Mortimer after a few martinis") attended a Hamptons white party with Upper East Side clan. 

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    Michael Kors, Season 2, Episode 5: "The Serena Also Rises"

    The iconic designer appeared alongside Tinsley Mortimer in the background of Eleanor Waldorf's (Blair's mother) fashion show. This was a memorable episode as it showcased Blair and Serena's complicated friendship, with Serena ending up walking the runway in the show—much to Blair's chagrin. 

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    Cyndi Lauper, Season 2, Episode 10: "Bonfire of the Vanity"

    When Eleanor tied the knot with Cyrus Rose (Wallace Shawn, who you probably remember as Mr. Hall in "Clueless"), "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" songstress Cyndi Lauper performed. It was also alluded to that Blair and Eleanor have a shared passion for Lauper, as they were both thrilled that she agreed to perform.  

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    Alexandra Richards, Season 3, Episode 1: "Reversals of Fortune"

    Everyone's favorite rock star daughter and it-girl heated up the Season 3 premiere and caused controversy in Chuck and Blair's relationship, as his wandering eye wandered right on over to Richards at a polo match. 

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    Nacho Figueras, Season 3, Episode 1: "Reversals of Fortune".

    Hunky polo star Nacho Figueras appeared as himself, and opened the charity match with Serena van der Woodsen. 

    Photo: Getty Images / Frederick M. Brown
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    Hilary Duff, Season 3

    We were a bit surprised when we saw Hilary Duff as a recurring character on Season 3. As teen movie star Olivia Burke, she dated Dan Humphrey (Penn Badgley) and was involved in an infamous threesome with him and his longtime best friend Vanessa (Jessica Szohr).

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    Tyra Banks, Ursula Nyquist, Season 3, Episode 4: "Dan de Fleurette" 

    Model and TV hostess extraordinaire Tyra Banks played an over-the-top actress who served as Serena van der Woodsen's (Blake Lively) boss when Serena dabbled in public relations for about ten minutes after she decided college just wasn't for her. 

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    Tory Burch, Season 3, Episode 4: "Dan de Fleurette"

    During Serena's crisis regarding what to do after high school, she interviewed with womenswear designer Tory Burch. Given Burch's own status as an Upper East Side socialite, it's no surprise that she was up for a cameo appearance. 

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    Georgina Chapman, Season 3, Episode 4: "Dan de Fleurette"

    The British Marchesa designer also interviewed Serena for a job in fashion, but it just didn't pan out for Miss van der Woodsen. 

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    Scott Sartiano, Season 2, Episode 9, "There Might Be Blood" 

    1Oak owner and man-about-town Scott Sartiano (pictured here with Scott Disick) made a brief appearance, offering a 17-year-old Serena a table at the club and telling her she should have called ahead and her bottle service would have been ready. Oh, to be a van der Woodsen. 

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    Sonic Youth, Season 3, Episode 5: "Rufus Getting Married"

    When Lily van der Woodsen (Kelly Rutherford) tied the knot with on-and-off love Rufus Humphrey (Matthew Settle), they opted to have legendary no wave band Sonic Youth perform. Given Rufus' musical past, this was the only appropriate way for the society lady and the aging rocker to wed. 

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    Jimmy Fallon, Season 3, Episode 8: "The Grandfather: Part II"

    Olivia Burke (Hilary Duff) appeared on talk show host Jimmy Fallon's late night show, where she let it slip that she'd started a dalliance with a fellow NYU coed (who just so happened to be Dan Humphrey). Fallon was amused, and Dan was branded "Bathroom Boy." 

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    Lady Gaga, Season 3, Episode 10: "Last Days of Disco Stick" 

    Lady Gaga was one of the most major cameos in "Gossip Girl" history. The singer performed "Bad Romance" at a show arranged by Blair, who was trying to impress the NYU community with her social connections.

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    Karlie Kloss, Season 4, Episode 1, "Belles du Jour"

    During a Fashion's Night Out party hosted by Lily van der Woodsen, model Karlie Kloss makes a brief appearance as a guest at the shindig.

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    Lou Doillon, Season 4, Episode 1: "Belles du Jour"

    French actress and model Lou Doillon appears on a double date Blair and Serena have in Paris. 

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    Lauren Santo Domingo, Season 4,  Episode 3: "The Undergraduates"

    The toast of New York society, Lauren Santo Domingo, appeared as herself in an episode featuring a Fashion's Night Out party. 

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    Diane von Fürstenberg, Season 4, Episode 3: "The Undergraduates"

    Legendary designer Diane von Fürstenberg appeared in the Fashion's Night Out party sequence swilling champagne with her guests. 

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    Hamish Bowles, Season 4, Episode 3: "The Undergraduates"

    Also in the Fashion's Night Out party sequence, Vogue's famed International Editor at Large made an appearance. Here he is on set with Kelly Rutherford. 

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    Tim Gunn, Season 4, Episode 6: "Easy J

    After receiving glowing reviews from Eleanor Waldorf, "Project Runway" star Tim Gunn took a look at Jenny's portfolio (Taylor Momsen). They may have gotten along onscreen, but Gunn told the media that he felt Momsen was a "brat" due to her constant BlackBerry usage on set

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    Rachel Zoe and Joe Zee, Season 4, Episode 7: "War at the Roses" 

    The world's most famous stylist Rachel Zoe and Elle's beloved creative director Joe Zee stopped by Blair's 20th birthday party (Ed. note: we wish they stopped by our 20th birthday parties!). It didn't end well for Zoe, who ended up being doused in a chocolate fountain. 

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    Cynthia Rowley, Season 4, Episode 7: "War at the Roses" 

    Designer Cynthia Rowley was also in attendance at the Waldorf 20th birthday fête, clad in one of her signature designs. 

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    Robyn, Season 4, Episode 7: "War at the Roses" 

    Singer Robyn performed at Blair's 20th birthday party, singing an acoustic version of "Hang With Me." 

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    Stefano Tonchi, Season 4, Episode 13: "Damien Darko"

    Blair and Dan had a wildly unrealistic internship at W Magazine, and while they were working a party, the fashion mag's editor Stefano Tonchi stopped by. 

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    Laurie Simmons, Season 4, Episode 18: "The Kids Stay in the Picture"

    Laurie Simmons, contemporary artist and photographer (and also the mother of Lena Dunham) took pictures of the whole clan. 

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    Sloane Crosley, Season 5, Episode 4: "Memoirs of an Invisible Dan"

    The "I Was Told There'd Be Cake" writer and hipster fave was seen attending Dan's book launch party for The Inside, his look at life on the Upper East Side. 

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    Vera Wang, Season 5, Episode 11: "The End of the Affair"

    For Blair's wedding to Prince Louis of Monaco, she had to have the best when it came to her dress. As we all know, Vera Wang is the queen of bridal, and the Upper East Side society doyenne and epic designer made an appearance. 

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    April Bloomfield, Season 5, Episode 20: "Salon of the Dead" 

    Blair and Dan were throwing a "London Calling" themed bash, so it only seemed appropriate for Blair to dial up April Bloomfield, the Michelin-starred chef of The Spotted Pig fame to have her cater. 

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    Jessica Pressler, Season 6, Episode 2: "High Infidelity"

    Georgina and Dan visited New York editor Jessica Pressler as well as her colleague Chris Rovzar (who is now at Vanity Fair) to discuss Dan's book. It was a big day for Pressler and Rovzar, who helped start the recapping TV trend on New York's website. 

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    Alexa Chung, Season 6, Episode 3: "Dirty Rotten Scandals" 

    British fashion favorite Alexa Chung made an appearance at Blair's first fashion show—which went horribly wrong. 

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    Jason Pomeranc, Season 6, Episode 9: "The Revengers"

    Jason Pomeranc, the hotelier behind The Thompson Group, introduced Bart Bass (Robert John Burke) at a real estate conference. Soon after, Bart was pushed off of a rooftop. 

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After six seasons, beloved TV series “Gossip Girl” is coming to a close tonight. Although the show has (admittedly) gotten excessively unrealistic and occasionally difficult to watch in its old age, it’ll always have a soft spot in our hearts for a laundry list of reasons: The fashion, the fact that it catapulted its relatively unknown cast—including Blake Lively and Chace Crawford—onto the A-list, it employed thousands of New Yorkers, and it had tons of celebrity cameos.

“Gossip Girl” managed to snag scores of real-deal fashion people (Rachel Zoe, Tyra Banks, Tim Gunn, Diane von Furstenberg and Vera Wang to name a few), as well as young starlets like Hilary Duff and mega pop stars like Lady Gaga. The show also often featured lesser-known but legit New York City fixtures like Lena Dunham‘s artist mom Laurie Simmons, adding some appreciated authenticity.  

In honor of tonight’s series finale, we’ve prepared a comprehensive guide that outlines every well-known person who had a cameo on “Gossip Girl,” starting with Season 1.

Click through the slideshow above and let us know who your favorite was!

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