Though Leighton Meester appears every bit as much of a fashionista as her Gossip Girl character, Blair Waldorf, we were relieved to learn at the Vera Wang show that her sartorial taste wasn't always so savvy. 

Meester told PAPERMAG: "I made a lot of my own clothes when I was younger.  I would do the old iron-on patches and then I would have a big shirt with a scrunchie. I'd also wear neon green tights with matching shorts and nylon hair ties for the side ponyyail on St. Patrick's Day.  That type of thing.

Stars!  They are were just like us!

Photo credit: Patrick McMullan

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