Matthew Settle looked dapper at Capitol File magazine’s Annual WHCAD After-Party, but the Gossip Girl hunk hit some hurdles preparing for the big bash. “I’ve never tied a bow tie in my life! I had half of floor 10 at the Hilton helping me tie my tie while waiting for the elevator,” the actor, who plays Rufus Humphrey on the hit teen drama, told In Touch at the May 9 event at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Despite his own wardrobe dilemma, Matthew agreed that the ladies attending the special event were worth dressing up for. “Rachel Leigh Cook looked beautiful. Tyra Banks looked gorgeous. Can you say the first lady is hot? Is that allowed?” the star laughed. Though he has played a dad on the CW show for two seasons, Matthew finally became father in real life with the March birth of his daughter, Aven.