Apart from a sighting on the set of ‘Gossip Girl’, it’s been a while since we saw Leighton Meester.

She thankfully made a return to the red carpet last night at the amfAR New York Gala to kick off Fall 2012 Fashion Week.

Hopefully this means we will see her in the front row at a few shows this week.

The actress, who was showcasing lighter brunette locks, wore a Louis Vuitton Pre-Fall 2012 dress.

I would call this classic, simple LBD, but the furry panels on the skirt would contradict that.

The styling was kept simple, however, as she carried an LV sequined bag and opted for ankle-strap pumps.

If I could change one thing about this look it would be the shoes.

As the girl with the ‘Best Shoe Closet In Hollywood’, we know she can do better.

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