Here’s Lena’s semi-mythical Vogue spread, kittens. Let’s all form opinions.
“Girls” Lena Dunham covers the February 2014 issue of Vogue magazine photographed by Annie Leibovitz.
On “Girls”: “There was a sense that I and many women I knew had been led astray by Hollywood and television depictions of sexuality. Seeing somebody who looks like you having sex on television is a less comfortable experience than seeing somebody who looks like nobody you’ve ever met. Critics said, ‘That guy wouldn’t date that girl!’ It’s like, ‘Have you been out on the street lately?’ Everyone dates everyone, for lots of reasons we can’t understand. Sexuality isn’t a perfect puzzle, like, ‘He has a nice nose and she has a nice nose! She’s got great breasts and he’s got great calves! And so they’re going to live happily ever after in a house that was purchased with their modeling money!’ It’s a complicated thing. I want people ultimately, even if they’re disturbed by certain moments, to feel bolstered and normalized by the sex that’s on the show.”
On being private: “No one would describe me as a private person, but I actually really am. It’s important for me to have a lot of time alone, and to have a lot of time in my house by myself. My entire life sort of takes place between me and my dog, my books, and my boyfriend, and my private world. To me, privacy isn’t necessarily equated with secret-keeping. What’s private is my relationship with myself.”
Burberry Prorsum Spring 2014 Collection
Céline Spring 2014 Collection
Prada Spring 2014 Collection
Well, the cover’s the usual “She’s not a size 2! ZOOM IN! ZOOM IN!” you get from fashion mags. And not one of the inside pictures are displaying a body that looks like the body we regularly see on her show. But it really is a great spread, we have to say. It pays tribute both to her quirkiness as well as to a side of the city Vogue doesn’t normally show; a more street-level view of New York. They did a semi-decent job of doing a better version of her actual style. In other words, these clothes looks like clothes she’d pick out to wear, but they’d never be styled this well on her in the real world.
[Photo Credit: for Vogue Magazine, IMAXtree]