Lena Dunham in Theyskens’ Theory at the 2013 Glamour Women of the Year Awards

Posted on November 12, 2013

Oh, Jesus.



“Girls” star Lena Dunham attends the 2013 Glamour Women of the Year Awards held at Carnegie Hall in New York City in Theyskens’ Theory.


The word GLAMOUR, plastered all over that backdrop… it taunts us, kittens.




[Photo Credit: Jennifer Graylock/INFphoto.com]

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  • fiddlecub

    So. Over. Her.

    • Sobaika

      Were you ever under her though?

      • fiddlecub

        To be fair… no.


    • Thundar99

      And the little pigeon toed, “I’m an awkward little girl” stance is beyond affected. Uff.

      • MaryMitch

        I am SO SICK of that!

  • Cortney Dean


    • lbl

      That would fix half the problems with this look.

      • Jessica Freeman

        Let’s not be generous. I’d give it a solid 1/8th help.

        • MilaXX

          Agreed, because even standing up straight doesn’t change the fact that the dress is too big.

          • marlie

            And ugly.

          • Lizzyisi

            Anyone got a link to that dress on a model or in a store or something? I think Dunham usually looks bad in what she has on, but I can usually see where someone thought it was a pretty dress or an interesting dress or a good dress. This, I just don’t see where anyone thought this was an appealing dress, in any context.

          • marlie

            I wondered how this dress was “supposed” to look too. Usually TLo post a runway photo, so maybe this is custom made? I might have to do some digging when I get home. 🙂

          • Rhonda Shore

            i wonder if she should try the lady tux thing…has she done that? But not w/a white shirt? I think that might really work on her…

          • But she might decline to wear the pants…

          • suzq

            I was going to say….”PANTS FOR YOU, PLEASE!”

            She needs something to tame the curves a bit and allow her to be the edgy gal she is.

          • LipstickForPigs

            It was made for her, which is even more infuriating.

    • ScarlettHarlot

      “I don’t have to conform to your societal expectations of straight-spine-edness! I’m just crushed under the weight of my own artistic genius. Carrying the weight of your generation is a heavy load to bear, let’s see how your spine handles it!”

      • Cortney Dean

        LOL. Makes sense, with an ego that big it would be hard to hold it up nice and straight all the time without having the neck of an offensive lineman.

      • Sobaika

        Is that Lena Dunham or Lady Gaga?

        • Le_Sigh

          Lena Gaga?

          • AnnPopovic

            I’d just go with ‘Gah’.

      • That’s good too, but I was thinking she knew it was the end of the year and wanted to make sure she would be on TLo’s worst dressed list at least once, hopefully twice.

    • kimmeister

      Her chest looks concave when she hunches over like that.

    • SugarSnap108

      She’s added the extremely flattering pigeon-toe stance to the schlump. The odds of her ever standing up straight are slim to none.

  • Kate Andrews

    It’s so awful! I’d rather look at Miley Cyrus, honestly.

    • charlotte

      Nah, I wouldn’t go that far.

    • ScarlettHarlot

      Now now, let’s not say things we can’t take back. Dammit, now I have mental images of Lena swinging on a wrecking ball!

      • alyce1213

        Stop that! Now I have them.

        • cakecakecake


      • TAGinMO

        Get used to it; I’m sure it’ll be the new intro credits for Girls Season 3.

      • fursa_saida


    • Imasewsure

      Or Miley with Gaga’s crazy makeup and wigs… at least there’s some effort there, however misguided

  • Goldfish Venom

    Well, at least her head looks cute. Too bad about the funereal wicker basket of a dress.

  • geans

    Just seeing her forehead and the words “Oh, Jesus”… scroll-down anticipation joy.

    • gabbilevy

      As in, “if Jesus wore bad couture?” Because that’s what I saw. It’s certainly tunic-y enough.

  • BeeBeauNYC

    That posture!!

  • Carolyn

    This is a crime against humanity. My eyes!

  • Lesley

    There’s actresses and actors who dress themselves down to portray certain characters in movies and tv and then when they hit the red carpet you say, “wow they really clean up nicely.” Lena Dunham, so NOT the case.

  • Nancer

    So here is the thing. She CAN look good, like when she wore that TDF red leather Miu Miu coat with the sheath dress under it. So why does she wear things like this that are not flattering? I just don’t understand.

    • Heather

      I agree. She’s totally adorable, actually. But this may be the worst she’s ever looked, and that’s saying a lot.

      • Nancer

        I LOVED that red coat, and she looked fabulous! I hope that someone will gently guide her back to that point….

      • Chickadeep

        Nope. Now and forever, her worst look was teal-granny-blouse-with-no-pants-and-clashing-polka-dot-flats. Google “Lena Dunham no pants” for proof, if you dare!

    • Synnae

      TLo hit the nail on the head in the Miu Miu coat analysis. She loves fashion but she doesn’t understand what works for her shape. Also seriously, why that Theysken’s dress? He has dresses in his collection that would really work for her and she picks that one???

  • RussellH88

    This is such a damn mess that I can’t think of anything remotely quippy.

    • TrixieConQueso

      I am going with this one… “WHEN did she switch over to the “Sister-Wives” show???”

      • 3boysful

        I was thinking it’d be a good costume for that American Coven show.

  • LondonMarriott

    I need to know – NEED TO KNOW – if she’s trolling us. NEED.

    • Heather

      I think so. As I’ve posted elsewhere, I once saw Zosia Mamet walking down the street on the Upper West Side, and she looked like any other NYC 20-something – cute dress and flats if I remember correctly (or at least, something cute but generically inoffensive enough that I didn’t notice it). I think Lena here is the same.

  • Jessica Freeman

    You are not Adele, or playing a witch on The Coven, you are a sloppily dressed woman who makes my eyes burn every time you appear on this site. Please give a shit while not giving a shit. I beg you.

    • decormaven

      I’m laughing too hard to cosign this manifesto.

      • cakecakecake

        “Please give a shit while not giving a shit. I beg you.”
        You won the internet today. Goodbye.

  • mlle

    She’s waiting to lure Hansel and Gretl back to her cabin.

  • Bitch, PLEASE.

    • alyce1213

      Bubbe, PLEASE.

  • CommenterFormerlyKnownAsR

    now that’s just deliberately ugly. WTF?

    • NYCGlamourpuss

      Deliberately ugly – that’s awesome right there! It’s like she’s taunting us with its ugliness.

  • charlotte

    As the name “Theory” implies, this dress doesn’t work in real life. Heck it wouldn’t even work on Tilda.

  • OrigamiRose

    *pulls hair, runs screaming and crying away from the laptop*

  • hillmad


  • 1) Photographer hates her 2) PIXIE UPKEEP IS IMPORTANT. Otherwise, it’s more poxie than pixie.

  • Scot Meacham Wood

    ok. I’m trying to take a solid step back from this . . . and see if I can find something positive to say. Hang, on. It’s gonna take a minute.

    Ok – the real problem always seems to be is her disgracefully poor posture. slumped shoulders. chin down. clearly, she’s never going to be a fashionista – but, I truly think she would look SO MUCH BETTER of she would just stand to hell up and look like she’s got thousands of dollars of clothes on her back.

  • MilaXX

    The hair and makeup are sort of cute although I must admit that may not be the best growing out of a short cut look. However it is leaps and bounds above that horrible outfit. Does she not own mirrors?

    • marlie

      I think her makeup is really, really good. The hair is unfortunate, though.

  • Kate Andrews

    She makes me think of David Sedaris’ Greek grandmother. She just needs the black headscarf.

    • schadenfreudelicious

      Yup, slap a babushka on her and she is my Ukranian Baba

    • Judy_S

      I was thinking generic Mediterranean grandma but yes. They don’t wear bras either.

  • BayTampaBay

    Why does she do this?……..Just to piss me off with nauseau?

  • Chickadeep

    Lena, the new Scullery Maid at Downton Abbey, fails miserably at doing something jolly with her outfit, but attends the staff Christmas party nonetheless.

  • crash1212

    This is sincerely, horribly, unforgivably unfortunate in all respects. I think she’s punking us.

  • amf0001

    it’s like she’s trying to make herself ugly, like some kind of Joaquim Phoenix act…

  • Karen Belgrad

    I know why the caged bird sings…. It’s trapped somewhere in her dress!

  • My 65 year old Catholic deaconess aunt, mother to eight children and wife of a fire chief dresses with more panache than this. And she probably weighs 250 + and is built like a Clydesdale.

    • KateShouldBeWorking

      Eight kids? Sounds like she brought it occasionally.

      • She is CATHOLIC with a capital C. And would’ve had more, but for the emergency removal of her womb after #8 which left her unable, and quite depressed for some years. My parents, (also Catholic) were shamefully only able to produce three.

        • KateShouldBeWorking

          I’m sorry to hear about your aunt’s depression. I hope I’m reading it correctly that she’s doing better now.

          Your first comment reminded me of my own gramma (although your follow-up makes them now seem quite different). Back in the day, my gramma was quite the party girl. A strong subscriber to the “cover everything, hide nothing” sartorial philosophy: No one had any doubt about where her seven kids came from.

          • Oh, that was long ago. She is just fine. She just had a desire to be the mother of at least 14 kids, like her own mom, and she felt she failed her faith when she couldn’t people the earth with more than 8 Catholics. And she’s been married to my uncle since she was 19, and still lives in the same house that they built together. No partying, except the annual trip to Ireland to visit the old family there (and find a husband for my poor last single cousin) and a pint of Guinness or two. Your grandma, however, sounds like a pistol 😉

          • How does the last single cousin take that? (Last Single Cousin could be a cracking chick fic).

          • She’s pretty good about it. She’s an executive, travels quite a bit, she’s gorgeous, and has no reason to settle. She goes with them, so I think she’s down for a Real Irishman Husband.

          • or wife?

          • One does wonder, what with the odds. But considering how much she swoons over all things Mad Men/John Hamm on FB, I’m guessing no.

          • TAGinMO

            “Cover everything, hide nothing.” A fantastic, and sadly underutilized, style philosophy.

    • Heather

      Your aunt sounds awesome – a force of nature!

      • She scares the crap out of me, so you’re probably right on that score.

    • Do you mean eucharistic minister? The Catholic church refuses to ordain women as deacons, but we can still administer the eucharist (as my mother does).

      • She’s a church elder of some kind. (A teacher for sure, and probably minister?) I don’t know, I’m not Catholic. Sorry if I misinformed anybody.

        • formerlyAnon

          As a cranky lapsed Catholic, my translation: She is the woman taking/being given all of the responsibility and work without the equivalent title/privilege. See also: nun.

          • Yup. Minored in religious studies. The only RC I can get on board with is the cola, these days.

          • Nailed it. At least as an EM she’s in a position to provide a lot of comfort and much-needed visitation to the elderly, disabled, and any others who are too ill to attend mass. I appreciate women like Sarah’s aunt taking on the roles they do in the Church, even if I myself am too disillusioned and disgruntled to be anything more than a cranky lapsed Catholic. 🙂

        • I figured. For a tiny fraction second I had this sad flicker of hope that part of the polling Francis had been doing among parishes included test driving some lady deacons so I thought I’d ask just to be sure. Being disappointed is good for the soul, or something.

          Hey…um… I don’t suppose your aunt could be bribed into finding me a nice Catholic Irish husband of my own? Surely she wouldn’t want a nice Catholic girl left on the shelf to dress saints when she could be squirtin’ out pretty little ginger babies, would she? 😀 <3

          • Haha. I’m sure my sainted Auntie would LOVE to take on the task. Maybe that can be her retirement career: Irish Catholic Matchmaker Extraordinaire 🙂 (BTW, I might not be practicing, but Francis has given me hope for a new church, and I am a huge fan)

  • Danielle

    I just can’t with her anymore.

  • krelnick

    Ma Joad

    • decormaven

      “They can’t wipe us out; they can’t lick us. We’ll go on forever, Pa, ’cause we’re the people.”

    • NYCGlamourpuss

      Holy shit, perfect!

  • ConnieBV

    WHY ARE YOU SMILING? There is no glory in frumping yourself up on purpose! There is NO VICTORY HERE.

  • fiddlecub

    It takes her just SO much energy to appear as though she has no energy for this.

  • marlie

    Lena looks SO uncomfortable in this dress. It wouldn’t do much to save it, but standing up straight might have made this/her look a little less bad. But the dress is still fugly as sin.

  • Lilithcat

    Oy gevalt. Such a pretty girl, she should only stand up straight. Maybe see a doctor about those pigeon-toes; they can fix that, you know. And stay out of bubbe’s closet.

  • ScarlettHarlot

    Whenever I see her, my impulse is to channel my old ballet teacher, reach through my monitor and pop her on her back between the shoulder blades with the palm of my hands to make her stand up straight. Good grief, no one is too hip for proper posture! It hurts to look at!!

  • mjude

    TLO says: The world GLAMOUR, plastered all over that backdrop… it taunts us, kittens………….LMFAO!!!!

  • Jaeda Laurez

    This is terrible. Her pigeon toed posture (not cute, you’re a grownup- stand like one), not the hair, not the dumpy dress (made even more dumpy by her refusal to wear a bra), not the sad shoes. It’s all bad.

  • dschubba

    I’m mad at Olivier for making this and at Lena for wearing it.

  • Laura Renee

    At least she did something with her hair!

  • Qitkat

    Yeah, I feel super glamorous when I
    a) cut my hair with toenail scissors,
    b) style my hair with one arm duct taped behind my back,
    c) stand like a three year old little girl,
    d) hunch over like I’m carrying invisible 80 pound dumbbells,
    e) shop for my dress fabric at Home Depot in the roofing materials,
    f) titillate the audience with my daring see through dress and plunging V neckline,
    g) and rest assured that absolutely no one else will be wearing the same outfit.
    But I’m f**king deliriously happy to be here!

    Ahh, Lena, you have such a pretty face and shiny healthy hair. Whydja go and do this to yourself? Qitkat does not like being this mean to you. I’m sorry.

    • NYCGlamourpuss

      You have all my love for the Home Depot roofing materials comment.

  • KinoEye

    Lena, honey. You’re the toast of the town. You’re a powerful woman in show business who writes, directs and acts. I get it. Your worth as an entertainer, or general human being, shouldn’t be judged solely by what you put on your body. But you’re being hailed for representing the majority of women who don’t look like the actresses on TV. We might not be size zeroes with flawless skin and perfect hair, but damnit, we don’t dress like dowdy widows, and we don’t have access to the free designer clothes and best stylists money can buy. Own what you are, because this “I don’t care” schtick is beyond old, and everyone knows it’s a front.

    • marlie

      Don’t forget… now that she’s a powerful woman in show biz, she PAYS someone to dress her. So she PAID SOMEONE to make her look this way.

      • demidaemon

        That’s just….depressing. Really, really depressing.

      • muzan-e

        I like to comfort myself with the idea that she paid someone to give her an outfit which she edited herself into this. Just for the sake of her poor stylists, whose reputation she’s been systematically ruining for months.

  • Cate

    Horrible! The dress looks like it was sewn together from those little grippers that can help you open pickle jars. And the fit is terribly unflattering, it makes her look about thirty pounds heavier than she is (although it’s true, her posture isn’t helping either).

  • oat327

    I wish there was a picture of a model wearing that Queen Victoria mourning gown, because I can’t imagine it looking good on literally any human being.

    And that hair. She looks like a past-middle-aged housewife who decided she doesn’t care anymore.

  • It’s a pity, because that hair, with a more 1920s style dress rather than… 1900? … could actually be quite cute on her. That dress drags everything down to dowdy.

  • kipper

    DOES THIS WOMAN KNOW ANY GAY MEN ? and if so were they all mad at her ?

    • Imasewsure

      I’m guessing there weren’t any straights involved in this either… could it possibly be a personal worst? Hard to say but it’s close

      • kipper

        There is the question! Does this very sad hair push this look into being WORSE than the epically bad yellow dress from earlier this year….( it is a very close call )

        • alyce1213

          What is that — hat hair? I agree, a very close call.

      • NYCGlamourpuss

        Oh, there were clearly no gays involved. And I’d venture to guess no straights, no kindergarteners who’s idea of fashion is Garanimals, no circus clowns who’s idea of fashion are giant funny clothes, no drag queens who frankly could have been a HELL of a lotta help, there was no one. Just no one. It’s obvious. Just no one was involved in this look.

    • Chaiaiai

      Does she know anyone with sight?

      • NYCGlamourpuss

        That’s who was involved – the blind. In a dark room. It’s the only answer.

  • Imasewsure

    Horrible dress… horrible hair, mediocre makeup… I really don’t like it when I look better than my celebrities (and I’m just wearing a t shirt and jeans which fit… which aren’t ugly, etc.)

  • NoveltyRocker

    I don’t know if she’s deliberately not trying. I think she’s someone who gets an idea of a thing in her head and just goes for how that feels rather than how it actually all plays out on her actual physical appearance. This dress isn’t bad in and of itself, I can picture a lot of artsy creatives milling around in hipster night life wearing something similar. She’s accessorizing it with edgy jewelry and done up her eyes… I think she likes expressing herself through fashion but just needs someone to give her professional guidance.

    • MilaXX

      Yep, she needs someone to help her marry her vision with what works for her body.

      • NoveltyRocker

        Now is she someone who would employ a stylist? Unfortunately it’s been looking like she’s not. Too bad because I think she does have vision and a sense of fun. Maybe she’ll grow into that aspect of the biz.

        • MilaXX

          I think she does. Pretty sure George K on Fashion Police mentioned it once.

          • NoveltyRocker

            Oh. Oh, no. There goes about half my faith in this one 🙁

      • NYCGlamourpuss

        Exactly. I mean, we’re obviously not just picking on her because of her body shape, because look at the other bigger girls on this site who’ve looked amazing – Adele, Gabby, Melissa, Octavia – there are plenty. I totally agree with you, she needs to find someone who can work with her body shape. But that’s just step one. The rest is just… everything. The TYPE of garment, the style of the garment, the accessories, the hair, the makeup, the posture. There’s so much wrong with this look that has nothing to do with her being a bigger girl that I can’t even.

    • formerlyAnon

      “gets an idea of a thing in her head and just goes for how that feels rather than how it actually all plays out on her actual physical appearance”

      EXACTLY. This is what was wrong with many of my fashion choice throughout my 20s, sadly. But I rarely had photographic evidence in near real-time, and never had the option of professional help. So what is her goddamn reasoning?

      • NoveltyRocker

        Seriously, the photographic evidence would have been bad in my case and probably still is on a lot of days. But I don’t know what the reasoning is for not putting the odds in your favor with professional help either. It just seems like it should be a given, like having a PA. Or like back when people had tailors they’d see or valets in charge of all attire.

  • xmixiex

    she’s just a joke. and y’know, it’s kind of insulting that someone with so much fortune in the world is so lacking in grace due to a “too cool to give a shit” attitude.

  • OK, so obviously I know that being slender isn’t the most important thing in the world. Not even top 10. But why on earth would you deliberately wear a dress that makes you look 4 sizes bigger than you are? When I see myself in a dress that does those sorts of things to my figure (or have someone ask me when I am due) I retire that dress.

  • willworktomorrow

    She looks like a character from Saturday Night Live.

  • decormaven

    Is this a dark twist on the safety fabrics used at construction sites?

    • rh33

      That came to mind…

      • decormaven

        Ooh! Is your pic Patty McCormack?

        • rh33

          Yes! The Bad Seed is one my favorite movies from childhood. “Leroy, give me those shoes!”

          • decormaven

            Great! Love it!

  • Fanny_Trollope

    Smells musty.

  • pinkxxa

    She literally looks like my grandma here. Granny is 86.

  • Who did this? And why? She seems like a nice young woman, talented too. Who hates her so violently that they let her go out, and get photographed, looking like Totie Fields on a bad day?

  • broke&fashionable

    I know this is a fashion post (and it wouldn’t help that much), but girl stand up straight and un-hunch those shoulders. That horrible posture makes it look like the dress is literally dragging you down.

    • alyce1213

      It’s okay. I think posture is fair game.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    “Oh Jesus” is right. I can’t even think of anything nice to say.

  • Big Bear

    Is she trolling us, because that’s the only way I can explain this nightmarish thing. Also, shoulders. Use them.

  • ashtangajunkie

    I cannot even begin to imagine what must be happening in your head if you look at yourself in the mirror while wearing this dress (and that hair) and say to yourself, “Yes.”

  • R.A.

    I read somewhere that this dress was SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED FOR HER. I have no words.

  • hellkell

    She looks like my great-grandmother in this.

    Lena, get a good bra, and stand up straight.

  • bellafigura1

    She has got to be purposely fucking with us, GOT TO BE.

  • Oh, ffs.

  • Trickytrisha

    Uncles, weren’t you saying not so long ago that Lena CARES about fashion? Here’s proof that she has nothing but disdain for fashion, her fans, the press, fashion bloggers, and just about any other human being on the planet. This is PATHETIC, and it’s on purpose, IMO.

  • Violentcello

    She looks tickled pink to be fucking with everyone by wearing that god-awful dress, hair and makeup.

  • conniemd

    At least it’s suitable for fall.

  • Ms. Schmidt

    Get rid of the see-through and the shiny and the dress reminds me of what the least fashionable women in church wore back in the 80s. She’s not dumpy but damned if this dress (and her posture) isn’t making her look just atrocious.

  • all she needs is a hat and she can head down to new orleans and join the coven. now that would be fun!

  • deltabronze

    Old Mother Hubbard went to the cupboard to get her poor dog a bone …

  • Rebecca Harvey

    Someone, get her a decent bra and posture lessons. We will address the atrocious wardrobe choices another day, after several large and fortifying drinks.

  • Aurumgirl

    So frumpy.

  • alyce1213

    Of course.

    • Matthew Davie

      Amen. Her red carpet schtick has become so boringly predictable that no further comment is necessary.

  • carlaaxtman

    What. The. Fuck.

  • frannyprof

    Aaaaaannnd heading back to my Miss Universe happy place. I need me some feathers, stat!

  • disqus_RwU9TNKWD7

    Proof that mommy and daddy can’t buy you style.

  • majorbedhead

    That dress is hideous, but she might mitigate it slightly if she’d stand up straight, put her shoulders back and stop turning in her toes. Doesn’t she come from serious money? Did she not get deportment lessons? FFS, my parents barely had two extra nickels to rub together, but I remember being constantly poked between the shoulder blades and hissed at to stand up straight.

    • marlie

      And how to find clothes that fit my body, no matter where they were from.

    • formerlyAnon

      Posture: yup. My mother’s crusade with me for a decade and a half. She’s laughing from beyond the grave this year as it was my 2012 New Year’s Resolution.

  • cakecakecake

    NO. NO NO.
    girl, turn around, go home, and try again.

    • cakecakecake

      Also, I see she’s been going through my grandma’s laundry again, or rather, her hairstyle…

  • largishbearishAtlish

    Hahahahah! The joke is on us!!! She is being “ironic!”….right? um….anyone?? oh f’it. The hair alone is worth putting a bucket over her head, but that dress…and that stance? and that slouch? with all your “fame” you don;t know one token gay? look it up on your ipad… please?

    • boweryboy

      Initially, I thought her hideous red carpet fashion choices were an “ironic” statement as well.
      Now, I think she’s more like her Girls character than I thought — a high end Hannah, if you will.

  • Joanna

    I could forgive her fashion sense if only she would stop slouching!!!

  • GorgeousThings

    That pigeon toed, slouched over stance is making my eyes twitch.

    Glamour, she is NOT

  • Shawn EH

    You know she’ll become a fashion editor one day, right?

  • boweryboy

    So, this is really her thing? She truly likes frumpy, dumpy unflattering clothing, doesn’t she?

    At first I gave her the benefit of the doubt. I thought it was some sort of 20 something fuck you to the establishment statement she was trying to make. Like she was saying, if I have to wear high end fashion because I’m a successful actress then I’m going to wear the ugliest shit possible just to fuck with you.

    But no. Not the case. I’m sold that his is her. This is her thing. The uglier and frumpier the outfit the bigger her smile becomes. Put her in something that fits and is flattering and she acts like a kid whose favorite toy got taken away.

    Meh. I’m so over her now, but I still like Girls so there’s that.

  • nannypoo

    What a fucking frump. She said in an interview that her parents made her believe that she was beautiful no matter what. I’m happy for her that she can believe it, but the rest of us need a little help to come along on her fashion journey.

    • Qitkat

      I have forgotten the name of the parenting book I ran across many many years ago, which subscribed to the notion that you must nurture your child by never being negative, by encouraging their every whim, applauding their most self-obsessed activities, delighting in their most overly precious, overly inflated self-esteem moments as though they had discovered a cure for cancer. A reviewer of the book I subsequently ran across summed it up succinctly: “How to Raise a Better Begonia.”

      • demidaemon

        You know, I prefer parents who will call you on your shit occasionally (like my mother) while supporting you in your goals.

        This book sounds like its subtitle should be “How to Raise a Narcissist and Be Proud of It.”

  • Dagney

    Talentless hack.

  • ojosazules

    It looks like she’s hauling an invisible 150 lb backpack. What’s up with that?

  • ThaliaMenninger

    So she’s playing Emma Goldman in a road company of ASSASSINS?

  • Eileen Duffy

    If she’d just stand up straight….

  • NOLA_gal

    WTF? Would somebody make her stand with a book balanced on her head for a while? Yeesh. That’s one slump-shouldered-sister.

  • Terri Terri

    I’m not understanding the hair!

  • SewingSiren

    I’m wearing mommy’s dress. Fa, la. la..And she doesn’t know….yet. ..I’m gonna get a whipping..

  • CeeRich

    WOW. This is really bad.

  • kbshee

    Sassy glitter pilgrim.

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  • Deborah McLaughlin

    A decent bra would help, standing up straight would help. Overall, just awful.

  • MK03

    Grandma couture.

  • Morales Mike

    Nana the moths got to your dress!

  • Fatima Siddique

    Wear whatever awful thing you want, but don’t slouch like a troll.

  • MauveSF

    Lena Dunham IS Mary Todd Lincoln!

  • I understand her whole “I’m not glam” thing, but I seriously think it has to take her as much if not more effort to put together these looks of hers. Just thrown on a tshirt and jeans and save yourself some time. And totally agree that no body, regardless of what they’re wearing, should slouch like a troll.

  • ceceliadid

    If she’s going for my Aunt Ida (a spry 90+), she nailed it.

  • John11581

    Glamour Woman of the Year awards? I’m surprised she wasn’t asked to leave.

  • 1964edithgrove

    Appears to be trapped in a net. What a pity.

  • cocohall

    She has some sort of weird fashion dysmorphia disorder. There can be no other explanation. I really think she looks in the mirror and says “Yes! I love me in this!” She looks genuinely happy in the pictures.

    As for the posture, I think our girls needs to start working out. Not for weight issues, but for some body awareness. I think your muscles can forget what “straight” and “upright” and “feet forward” feel like. I bet she spends hours hunched over a computer writing and editing her show. And this slump feels natural. I speak from experience. I hurt my back and my physical therapist kept on me to pull back my shoulders. All I can say is girl, you can get away with this when you are young, but the bad back habits will come back to bite you.

  • CarrieBaby

    A small fraction (emphasis on small fraction) of her red carpet looks wouldn’t be as bad if she just stood up straight and showed a bit more confidence

  • Laylalola

    Just take it off and show us your tits already. You know that’s what she wants to do anyway.

  • JauntyJohn

    Perhaps she is her generation’s Peggy Cass, and as such, we need a different context for her.
    Because, doll, the one we’re using is. not. working. for. you.

    • ItAin’tMe

      Peggy Cass? Dude! Ringer!

  • Trickytrisha

    I’m amazed that any designer will lend her clothes.

  • GillianHolroyd

    A comment in the last thread made me think of this: she looks like Lady Edith and the self-sabotaging (at dressing in this instance), whether deliberate or unconscious, definitely makes me think of Lady E.

  • lunchcoma

    I don’t get it. I could understand if she wanted to position herself as a creator, who shouldn’t have to be concerned with fashion or conventional beauty. But if she did that, I have the feeling she’d just wear boring black cocktail dresses or jeans all the time. She’s putting in a ton of effort and finding very unusual pieces, all to look dreadful and frumpy.

    • ItAin’tMe

      The little girl hair do and the pigeon- toed stance rob her of all credibility as a creator.

  • tinyredlocks

    Sigh… Stand up straight and put on a damn bra! Really, it is not that difficult…

  • Dagney

    again, a lot of effort to try to show “I don’t put in effort look how defiant I am”……oh yes. quite revolutionary. like, Sally Ride revolutionary.

  • unbornfawn

    Is she THAT clueless about fashion or is she messing with us?

  • bertkeeter

    Looks like a “racey” dress for an old lady on the way to TEMPLE friday evening in the LA Fairfax District! OY!

  • kittenwithaquip

    Her eye makeup is pretty. The rest of it? Somebody is trolling us. I’m convinced she has one of those serial killer shrines to all of her bad fashion press: articles with pictures and red string and push pins and a big ol’ “I’M LENA DUNHAM, BITCHES! LENA DUNHAM ESCHEWS CONVENTIONAL PRETTY!” written over it all with red spray paint. It’s right next to her climate-controlled closet of specially made designer frocks. Or something.

  • MartyBellerMask

    Seriously, Woman. Do you or do you not want a career beyond your little cable show? I give it 4 seasons, TOPS. What happens to you after that is on YOU, Dear Lena. You know Allison Williams will be ready.

  • quiltrx

    Gah, it says “FRUMP” from top to bottom. She’s even got a Frumpy Stance going on (someone make a song, a la Buffalo Stance).

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  • gksp

    I love her. She’s brilliant. Also, she looks pretty healthy happy here.

  • This reminds me of a trampoline. A glamorous trampoline.

    Wait no… just a trampoline.

  • ItAin’tMe

    I feel bad for her.

  • Diego!

    OMG… These images define the word ‘Tragedy’

  • MannahattaMamma

    Dear missy brilliant edgy girl: standing up straight will not make you a sell-out or a pawn of the patriarchy. It will make the girls up front happier and prevent your spine from becoming permanently parenthesis shaped.

  • formerlyAnon

    Oh dear. She has no friends, no “people,” no understanding of how things photograph. Or else she’s doing it on purpose.

  • NYCGlamourpuss

    They need to stop trying to make this girl happen.

  • girlsaturday

    The hair…the dress…all I can see is 1920s prison matron. Queen Latifah’s significantly less fabulous counterpart in Peoria, perhaps.

  • pajmahal

    Why is Lena Dunham wearing a witch costume?

  • Loola234

    Make-up is really good!

    Is she not wearing a bra? They have bras for plunging necklines – plus there’s plenty of coverage for the straps. Why? WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY? (In my best Nancy Kerrigan voice)

    • Good to know i am not the only one who still has the Nancy Kerrigan “whyyyyyyyyy” running through my head for such instances. I’m pretty sure I “hear” it at least once a week.

  • sagecreek

    Oh, dear.

  • Goofy dress = Happy Lena.

    Brilliant dress = Sulking Lena.

    Another example 😀

  • gigi kennedy

    oh what the Hell???!!!

  • Dzing!

    I mean, it’s deliberately ugly and unflattering, right? I get that she’s doing it on purpose, but I don’t find it particularly interesting.

  • AwesomeMargie

    Her eyes are captivating but that outfit, no.

  • slowestloris

    That looks so awful that as I was scrolling down the pictures, I made up a little song about how awful it is, and now I can’t stop singing it

  • valerie747

    Considering a career in radio?

  • valerie747

    I’ve seen mannequins with more *LIFE* in their bodies.

  • DaveUWSNYC

    Jeebus — looks like the dress Aunt Florence wore to my parents’ wedding in 1955.

  • Siege

    Is she supposed to look like somebody’s Mawmaw?

  • Joanne Abrams

    girl, you need to stand up straight! Too young to stand like an old lady and yeah I think I’m over her as well

  • andreawey

    she MUST be doing this on purpose!

  • guyfromhoboken

    OMG…she looks like a little eastern european immigrant grandmother dressed up for a big night out.

  • ItsDicey

    Girl, please! My Granny looked less frumpy than this. She was an uneducated country girl from West Virginia coal country. GO HOME!

  • Kirsty

    Why does she do it? She is the most self-aware person, she must know that wearing widows weeds and hunching over like she has scoliosis will bring negative attention. She must be doing it on purpose, like a tiresome child who is naughty because any attention is better than none. It’s a real shame, she is very pretty – beautiful eyes, clear skin, a lovely smile. Why uglify herself?

  • Therese Bohn

    Hudgens Grandma Hair should meet Dunham’s Grandma Dress.

  • I think much of this could be saved if she took a lesson or two in poise and giving face.

  • Kimberlini

    Jeez…I thought I needed to bleach my teeth.

  • Michelle Gennari