An Evening with the “Girls”: Jemima Kirke, Allison Williams, Zosia Mamet, and Lena Dunham

Posted on March 14, 2014

Swear to God, our brains short-circuited when we saw this picture.


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Initial Random T Lo Thoughts: Is this a Photoshop job? Are those “Girls” impersonators? Are they shooting a dream sequence? Are we imagining that they’re each mouthing one of the following words: fuck, you, T & Lo?

Let’s break this down.

Jemima Kirke
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Of the four of them, this is the least shocking outfit, although she does tend more toward the bohemian stuff, rather than this thrift-store chic style. It’s just okay. We like the print, but the shape is really weird. And the shoes do nothing for it.



Allison Williams in Brunello Cucinelli
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This is the one that had us blinking, open-mouthed for more than a few seconds. We don’t exactly love it, but it’s such a far cry from her debutante looks that we at least have to respect it. Loving the hair and face. The whole thing’s very “Lauren Hutton at Studio 54,” which can never be considered a bad thing.



Zosia Mamet in Rebecca Minkoff
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We’d have preferred a shirt that actually fit her, but the Annie Hall look is a classic – and one that really suits her. She goes out in an awful lot of silly-looking dresses. This seems more her style. Although it’s not like you can tell from her facial expression or body language. We guess what we’re saying is we’d love to see her try a more upscale version of this kind of look. We think she’d be a knockout if it was done right.



Lena Dunham in Isa Arfen
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Shape-wise, it’s not exactly revolutionary. We’re not the first people to note that she dresses like a toddler, and this is just more of the same. It’s the print that gives it that high-fashion, “That’s right, bitches. Covers of Vogue and Glamour” air. The hair and makeup’s pretty clearly DIY but it looks appropriate to the event and the dress she’s wearing. The shoes are entirely too big on her. Black flats would’ve been our choice here.

Still, we’ve gotta say it: AttaGIRLS. Keep going in this direction.




[Photo Credit;: Mark Davis/Getty Images]

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  • fiddlecub

    Zosia’s face is causing me distress. Not because she isn’t beautiful, but because the makeup is clearly the wrong shade, and because her consistently apathetic expression is so very affected.

    • porcupie

      It’s really odd too, because in interviews she seems really friendly and nice; maybe she’s uncomfortable with getting her picture taken?

  • Sally Spannagle

    I wish Zosia would get a makeup artist and hair stylist. And someone to help her with that depressed look she always has on her face. Allison’s look is clearly the top one out of the group.

  • eowyn_of_rohan

    IMHO that’s a personal best for Allison. Lauren Hutton is a much better inspiration than her usual “frigid Greenwich socialite” schtick.

  • Sheneve Butler

    This is the first time I’ve noticed that Jemima Kirke and Emilia Clarke look similar. I think this is the best all four of them have looked together at a public appearance

    • WendyD

      Which, to me, is the saddest statement ever as I think they look terrible!

    • Rhonda Shore

      The person Emilia Clarke reminds me of is young Isabelle Adjani. I don’t see a Jemima/Emilia similarity.

    • I noticed the Jemima Kirke/Emilia Clarke similarity in these pictures too.

  • Anna

    Wow, it’s refreshing to see Allison look her age. She should go with the Lauren Hutton vibe and run with it. It suits her and this is the first time I’ve paused and thought to myself, “She is really pretty,” (her lifetime achievement awards ensembles are THAT distracting).

    The others are more or less varying levels of what I expect, but a solid effort overall.

    • Super_Red

      I had the same thought. I stopped at her pictures and wasn’t necessarily impressed with what she was wearing, but thought, “Wow, I”ve never noticed how beautiful she is.” SO— clothes doing their job, I suppose? It’s not a bad look, but halfway tucked like that will never not look haphazardly thrown together to me.

      • Anna

        It’s not perfect, for the reason you mention, but considering the society octogenarian styles she favours, this is definitely worthy of an “Attagirl!”

  • Alyssa

    Allison looks stunningly beautiful with that hair/makeup. Seriously, I don’t think I’ve noticed how gorgeous she is…probably too distracted by her socialite clothes.

  • Did Marnie sell her voice to the sea witch? We can only hope.

  • Nancer

    I think that dress is adorable on Lena. Not in love with the shoes, but I’m gonna give her this one.

  • Sarah

    Did anybody else’s mom ever make a pillow case dress for them when they were small? Mine and Lena’s did, it would seem.

    • Anna

      My mom’s favourite movie is The Sound of Music (a love that she passed on to me). She did take that love a bit too far as not only would she use old pillow cases, but she did in fact use our old curtains to make me a couple of outfits.

      • Evan

        Are you sure Gone With the Wind wasn’t her other favorite movie? Lol

        • Anna

          Lol, she does love all the classics. But the romper/playsuits she made were clearly Von Trapp children-inspired.

  • marlie

    Overall, not bad. I’m impressed! Allison looks REALLY good here. This look suits her, AND it has the ever-elusive “personality.” Jemima and Zosia aren’t really impressing me (though they’re both way better than usual). I like this dress on Lena. The shoes aren’t perfect for this, but I don’t mind them. I like the pink lipstick, but for the love of god, please stop making that face, Lena!

  • MilaXX

    Not bad at all. The only things I dislike are Jemima’s dress and Allison’s shoes. I don’t dislike Lena’s shoes, but they need to actually fit her.

    • I’m really not a fan of Allison’s breeches. But she looks so unusually relaxed and happy it’s hard to quibble. I wonder if she just got laid?

      • MilaXX

        I really like Allison’s pants. I just don’t think pointy toe nude pumps are the right shoe to pair with them.

        • Rand Ortega

          Me, too. The leather/suede sweatpant is really in right now. Very chic & chill. I’m reminded of Jada Pinkett’s white pair with the yellow stripe. Way cool.

          • The phrase “suede sweatpant” makes me want to cry.

  • KinoEye

    I was so worried when I initially saw this. But Allison Williams’ head has never looked better, I’ve always thought Zosia Mamet was made for looks in the vein of Annie Hall, and I love those colors on Lena. Hate the shape of it and the posing, though. Still, an encouraging step in the right direction.

  • Shawn EH

    I’ve never seen Zosia look more intellectual; she looks like she’s from a writing family at last. And Lena looks like the biggest flirt ever.

  • Donna Tabor

    A toddler who draws on herself with mom’s Sharpie.

  • Rand Ortega

    Allison FTW! Downtown chic is the most flattering style for her instead of that awful upper East Side Whit Stillman retro she insists on sporting.. Her stylist should be hitting up Alexander Wang or Helmut Lang or Derek Lam or this guy she’s wearing for looks.

    • alyce1213

      Beat me to it!

  • Jennifer L.

    My first thought was that Allison and Zosia should switch outfits.

  • alyce1213

    Allison FTW. I love this look for her.
    Ascribing “Annie Hall” to Zosia’s outfit is too-high praise for this dull, non-effort, I think. There’s no style, no personality — it’s a big shapeless jacket over a big shirt over tight pants, no Annie Hallness that I can detect.
    Jemima, kinda ugly dress.
    And look who’s mouth is agape, again. Lena’s face is so much better in the last shot, smiling, when she’s not affecting her “model pose” and she looks like an actual person. I don’t like the pillowcase dress, it does nothing for her.

    • Rand Ortega

      Check Alejandro Ingelmo. He has a similar style called “Penny” in that color sans ankle strap.

    • Rand Ortega

      Sorry. Wrong post!

    • Imasewsure

      I think the Annie Hall reference also came with a caveat… that it was an attempt but a failed one. I really do like the idea of that style for her. It just looks like crap (as our dear uncles have also pointed out).

      • alyce1213

        I’d like an Annie Hall thing for her too. Just saying I don’t see it here, in any way, not even as a failed effort. It has no quirk and no style.
        For me, this is more Rosie O’Donnell than Annie Hall.

        • Imasewsure

          You are absolutely right (but let’s hope she was aiming for more!). Rosie for sure. 🙂

  • Sunraya

    I thought you were going to hate it all. As I do. Bra strap, messy, no effort, not your dress girl. Ugh.

  • Dreamwr8tr

    Left to right: Mehfugdress, pulling a Jolie (at least it’s not her usual dull), shiny hair but fit the shirt please, pregnant toddler who managed to keep lipstick off her teeth.

    • lena has a bruise on her knee, also fashionable on the preschool playground. i actually love that dress, wopuld like to see it with round toed ballet flats in pink or light turquoise. i am bored of plain black shoes.

  • decormaven

    I’m good with all of it, which means the world is a-tilt. Somebody ought to do a whole Lauren Hutton-inspired spread with Allison W- she could work that vibe.

  • kimmeister

    1. I would love Jemima’s shoes if they didn’t have the wretched ankle strap.
    2. Allison’s head looks refreshingly tousled, but her outfit looks like a stylized pauper costume.
    3. Zosia’s top half looks longer than her bottom half. That’s never a flattering proportion.
    4. I think Lena’s shoes are the first time I’ve seen shoes that are too big in the width, rather than the length.

    • Rand Ortega

      Check Alejandro Ingelmo. He has a similar style called “Penny” in that color sans ankle strap.

  • Belvane

    I’m in the minority here, but I think Allison looks awful. I’m not sure why messy hair is better than brushed hair. The clothes are nice, but she’s so painfully thin now that all I could think of was that she looks like Patty Hearst after spending a month starved in a closet.

  • Megan Kennedy

    I really wish Jemima and Lena would quit with the I’m-three-and-gotta-pee foot posing.

  • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

    I think Allison looks amazing and comfortable, Zosia looks super cool but needs to tone down the eyeliner and Jemima looks clean and put together. I can’t with Lena’s style.

  • Kelly

    I don’t love Allison’s stolen-from-a-medieval-barn-worker breeches, but the rest of her looks great. I’ll even give her a pass on the nude shoes. I like when she lets her classically-lovely facial features do some of the style work for her.

  • littlestars

    Love Allison’s whole look; her hair looks especially great. And Lena looks really pretty in that dress. The other two look fine – a little meh.

  • BlairBear

    Allison William’s look really reminds me of something Carrie Bradshaw would wear to swan around town running errands. I remember she used to wear those cropped pants and pointy shoes

  • pattyw

    OK, “we” got Zosia to ditch the uber-unflattering center part, now all we need to do is convince her that adding a little color to her lips would not be a crime. And then we’ll be good to go.

  • Elana Bryan

    I would kill to ever put on a pair of shoes that were too big. I don’t think they exist. Lena’s dress is pretty cool though. Love Allison Williams’ look.

  • Lilak

    Good for A. Williams for turning the dial to Unexpected. If only she hadn’t gone with ‘haute scarecrow’ — the tousled hair is cute, but the outfit doesn’t flatter her frame in the least.

  • Jeannie Shmina Greenwald

    I find that ‘tucked in just in front’ look to be too precious and I’m sick of seeing it all – over – the – place. Allison, I’m talking about you. Otherwise, I like her look today.

  • Linzenberg

    My beef with this is that three of the four women look like they’re going to the same event–low-key but stylish–and Lena is wearing a big, shapeless, focus-pulling crayon drawing. It pulls all of the attention to her in a “this is the most EXPENSIVE and FASHION! Because I’M the STAR! I’M the talent!” way, which feels off-message for the brand, for Lena herself, and the show’s behind-the-scenes philosophy of “united female front,” if that makes any sense. Clearly, they and their stylists didn’t confab about this.

  • Laura Poehlman

    I feel like Lena found the right cross of fashion whimsy and flattering. I love this look.

  • quiltrx

    In that first picture, Lena looks nine months pregnant. It’s partly the shape and partly optical illusion, from the eye. I like her look the least.
    I have to say I really like Allison’s hair like this…she looks so much less boring this way. And I’m oddly fascinated by the top…it’s pretty sheer, so why can’t we even see a boob-shadow, much less the actual boobs? I’m weirded out.

  • A.E. Boredom Queen

    Jemima’s dress is ill fitting, and the sloppy hair is killing me. All around awful. I like Allison’s top and makeup, but that’s it. Zosia looks really sad, like she’s having serious hug withdraws. The pattern on Lena’s dress is gorgeous, but the shape is ugly, and there’s no excuse for shoes that big. Also, her face just irrationally irritates me. Like Jennifer Aniston. Couldn’t make it through the first ten minutes of Girls by the way.

  • Gatto Nero

    In reaction to the first photo, my initial thought was, Allison looks good, but Lena forgot her pants — again.

  • Individually, those looks are not all that, but together, they really look put-together. Especially considering their RC track records. Love Dunham’s and Mamet’s looks the most.

  • Melissa Mendes

    Is it just me or does Allison look like a castaway pirate? Or like a cross dressing version of prince Eric from the little mermaid.

    They all make me so mad. Maybe it’s just because I’m addicted to TLo and the red carpet, but I feel like they could be SO COOL if they tried harder. They could wear weird exciting stuff and it would suit them. Allison is the only one who puts effort in but she annoys the bejeezus out of me.

  • BrianaJC

    someone find lena a bathroom STAT! she obviously is about to pee her pants.

  • scoobynacks

    Why did Allison Williams spray tan her legs/feet so thoroughly but not opt for the same shading elsewhere? Light face, light hands, dark feet.

  • Fannie Wolston

    i am out of touch,not really familiar with these actresses, only their fashion career.. Each one is rocking her own style that is clear, like regular chicks, less primped and fussy. but i would put a vintage brooch or wiggy pin on that black jacket,

  • Patrick Cleary

    Lena Dunham is wearing a pillowcase from a 1987 bedroom set.

  • KES4K

    I just can’t stand the aggressive, affected ugliness of Lena, Jemima, and Zosia’s public appearances. Be avant garde, be interesting, have something other than pretty be your goal when dressing yourself, that’s fine. But giving the sartorial middle finger when wearing hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars’ worth of gifted (or purchased, with trust-fund residuals or newly minted show royalties) designer clothing is just tone-deaf, IMHO. We know each of these women can look distinctive and unconventional yet arresting and put-together at the same time. The rest of us have to put in the effort when we go to work, and that’s what these photo calls are for them – work. The whole “conforming non-conformist” shtick grates. /rant