Gossip Girl star Leighton Meester may be known for her girlie style credentials, but last night as she joined a host of stars at IFP's Gotham Independent Film Awards, she stunned by stepping out in tailored separates and a matching tie.
Working the boy-meets-girl trend like a pro, Leighton ensured she gave the look a feminine twist by adding satin heels, a croc print clutch and smouldering smokey eyes.
Aside from some stunning sartorial achievements, the awards were big news for independent cinema, as some of this year's Sundance Film Festival's biggest winners received further acclaim.
The Hurt Locker was the night's biggest winner, being dubbed Best Ensemble Performance as well as the most coveted Best Feature prize.
By Hayley Spencer
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