Despite its high aspirations, when we heard all those years ago that Gossip Girl was becoming a TV show, we didn't exactly expect a new crop of well-dressed Hollywood regulars to emerge from the casting calls. And yet, Blake Lively gets married in custom Marchesa. Alexa Chung lands a guest role. And now, Penn Badgley stars in an Alexander Wang video.
If anyone can pull off the man bun with a side of beard, it's
Penn Badgley the chiseled jawline and piercing eyes of Penn Badgley. The actor is the main event in this short film for Wang's next men's fall '12 RTW collection, alongside Diplo and A$AP Rocky. He walks around to the sounds of deep-thinking voiceovers while hip music plays in the background — just as we imagine most scenesters with closets consisting exclusively of Alex Wang tend to do. If you don't think the Badge is cut out for the part, consider this: His girlfriend, Zoe Kravitz, is a good friend of the designer.