This makes us weep.
“Girls” star Lena Dunham attends the 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California in a custom Prada gown paired with Neil Lane jewelry.
Because that fabric is absolutely stunning, and does, in fact, look amazing with Lena’s coloring.
But we are constantly amazed by the ways in which white-hot stardom gets people to agree to things they probably never would have under other circumstances. In other words, the people responsible for this look, like her stylist or the rep from Prada, were obviously struck blind by the fact that Lena’s a big deal right now. Because if this was worn by any woman lower on the fame ladder than Lena, everyone involved would have taken it right off her and found something else for her. This OBVIOUSLY is not her dress. The shape is absolutely horrible. We were going to add, “for her,” at the end of that last sentence, but we think it’s a pretty bad shape for anyone. There’s no shape or structure to the top, which kind of hangs on her; the waist sits way too high, and the skirt is almost ridiculously full.
Its time for her style defenders to give up on the whole “She’s not into fashion/this is all just a joke to her/she’s just trolling the red carpet” argument. You don’t wear a custom-made Prada gown to the Emmys because you hate fashion. You don’t match your eyeshadow to your dress because you don’t care. She’s trying to be stylish and she’s largely failing at it because she doesn’t know how and no one’s willing to say “Lena, that’s really not your dress.”
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