Diana Payne (Elizabeth Hurley) continued to tighten her grip on the upper echelons of New York this week on Gossip Girl, mostly by inserting herself directly into them! Between hosting the shindig that witnessed Dr. Barnes’ scandal, ending Dan’s (Penn Badgley) movie deal, and stealing Serena (Blake Lively) away from the movie industry, Diana certainly has a monopoly on the society columns … just not the fashion ones! Check out who had the upper hand on her style-wise on Season 5, Episode 6: “I Am Number Nine.”

Hot: Blair’s Orange Lace Shift

Credit: Giovanni Rufino/The CW 2011 The CW Network Photo: Blair Waldorf in Gossip Girl Season 5, Episode 6: “I Am Number Nine”

There’s nothing more feminine than a pretty lace dress, but the jolt of color is just the thing to make B’s dress modern and chic.

Hot: Charlie’s Spectator Party Dress

Credit: Giovanni Rufino/The CW 2011 The CW Network Photo: Ivy/Charlie at a Party With Nate in Gossip Girl Season 5, Episode 6: “I Am Number Nine”

While we could have done without the chunky black belt distracting from the look, we loved Charlie’s printed dress with embellished shoulder straps. It certainly outdid the competition, so to speak...

Not: Diana’s Same Old

Credit: Giovanni Rufino/The CW 2011 The CW Network Photo: Diana Payne at a Party in Gossip Girl Season 5, Episode 6: “I Am Number Nine”

Same cut, same length, different color — and for the record, Blair’s dress won the orange battle this time around.

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