Lena Dunham for Glamour Magazine

Posted on March 12, 2014

Girl-who-doesn’t-like-fashion Lena Dunham finds herself inexplicably on another fashion magazine cover, wearing a ton of makeup and a Rag & Bone dress. She must be really confused and wondering how she got there.


“Girls” actress Lena Dunham covers the April 2014 issue of Glamour magazine in a Rag & Bone dress photographed by Tom Munro and styled by Katie Mossman


On beginning to date her boyfriend Jack Antonoff right after “Girls” debuted: “The dialogue around the show already existed, so it was sort of clear to him what the baggage of dating me was going to be. I remember talking with him on our first date and him being like, ‘God, all the articles about your nudity on the show are such bullsh-t.’ It’s funny, ’cause in some ways that’s the conversation we still have when I’m upset [about stuff I read].”

On acting in the future: “I don’t know if I’m going to want to act anymore. I’m always relieved on the days I don’t have to. I’d rather give parts to other women than be the woman having the parts.”

On her artistic choices on “Girls”: “I want you to feel like you are getting lost with these characters. So I write long scenes. TV feels the least like life when it’s like two seconds here, then ‘meanwhile at this person’s house.’ I wanted to make a show that wasn’t as bright as other shows…I’ve always been incredibly attracted to pictures of my parents [the artists Laurie Simmons and Carroll Dunham] in the 1970s. That aged photograph palette seems to give an importance to their twenties. So I was like, I’d like to make something that shows my twenties through that beautiful soft-focus lens. Also, I get very fetishistic when I’m shooting the girls—especially Jemima.”


Rag & Bone Spring 2014 Collection

Prada Spring 2014 Collection

Dolce&Gabbana Spring 2014 Collection


We tease because … we tease. She looks great. The clothes are especially well-chosen for her. That Prada dress borders on being a joke but she’s actually making it work. And the D&G just looks spectacular on her. Winged eyes and micro-minis with bell sleeves, Lena. They’re your friends. Put them in rotation.



[Photo Credit: Tom Munro for Glamour Magazine, IMAXtree]

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  • Danielle

    She needs to buy the D&G in every color and have eyeliner stencils stashed in every pocket. This 60s-Twiggy-Mod thing is really working for her.

    • ballerinawithagun

      Yes! That dress is fabulous on her camouflaging the bad and accenting the good. Who could ask for anything more??? She looks great on the cover too. I’m not sure about the second dress, probably because it is just plain ugly in that Prada way…What gorgeous eyes she has. I would love to be able to wear that eyeliner!

    • lundibleu

      Who’d have thought it? I really wouldn’t have seen her as the mod type but it REALLY works for her.

  • fiddlecub

    I love the winged eye, and the Dolce & Gabbana is just perfect for her: comfortable-looking, flirty, and fun. Not loving the Prada sack, but she looks almost radiant here. Edit: I meant Prada, not Rag and Bone!

  • Betsy

    I think this is the best she’s ever looked!

    • TropiCarla

      You are right that she looks amazing. I only see her on this site looking awkward in red-carpet photos.
      I actually thought she looked fantastic on SNL in the Scandal sketch. That wig made me say “Girl, that is totally your hair.”

    • BayTampaBay

      Must agree but I still don’t “get” her.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/TheOctocornNetwork International Model

    That D&G is gorgeous on her. (She is the Don McLean to my Lori Lieberman.)

    • snarkmeister

      I just read about that on Wikipedia this morning. My dad always told me that Roberta Flack had written the song about James Taylor, and it turns out she NEVER EVEN WROTE THAT SONG. It was a cover.

      • http://www.youtube.com/user/TheOctocornNetwork International Model


  • thecitysleeps

    A lady with thighs, hallelujah! I love her to bits, so I’m biased. She looks amazing on the cover, love the back of that dress, and love the D&G.

    • Donna Tabor

      That’s the best part about her being on the covers of fashion magazines. She isn’t a stick-figure type, and it’s lovely to see someone with real curves in couture.

    • MartyBellerMask

      I agree, but I also think they look ‘shopped in the last pic. Her right thigh, a little too smooth of a line. Not realistic and it doesn’t match the left. And her left thigh is just lovely, thank you very much.

  • SayWhaaatNow

    I don’t know if this has been said before, but she has beautiful eyes. She should work the eye makeup more. These looks really work for her!

  • Frank_821

    Okay NOW she and any stylist she works with has no excuse not to look good on the red carpet from this fall!

  • SuzBald

    She does look great, and she also looked fashion-y and pretty in the still shots during SNL. In fact, I thought that might have been her personal best.

  • Nancer

    Sorry, but that Prada? No. They have her nicely posed, but I think if she tried to actually wear this the shape wouldn’t work for her. It’s just too much fabric and funky business across the mid-section. Although the color is great on her, she should definitely wear more red! That said, I really think she looks great in this editorial.So cute in that D&G!

    • Sarah

      Yeah I’m not feeling the Prada either. It is making her upper half look all narrow and flat, and her midsection thicker than in needs to.

      • Cheryl

        I’m not crazy about the Prada, but I actually think she looks better than the model in it. Of course it could be the lack of knee socks.

        • Sarah

          No legs in the pic – how do you KNOW she doesn’t have knee socks? JK. I actually like those. I think the dress looks weird without the under-vest because it is made to feature it and without it just has hella narrow shoulders.

        • Nancer

          I’m with you, that Prada is just strange. How many women want to wear all that junk across their midsection? Even a skinny model can’t pull it off!

  • B_C_J

    She looks glorious on the cover!!

  • Sobaika

    Oooo, love her in the D&G.

    She really should consider limiting her acting. I’m not much of a Girls’ fan, but she’s a much sharper writer than a believable actress.

    • marlie

      I should have read down before I commented. I completely agree.

    • lexilexi

      Yes! This. She is “always relieved on the days she doesn’t have to act”? So WHY does she write herself into so much of the shows?
      I love the show… and would love even more to see more of Jemima and the others and less of her ….

  • http://ediblecville.blogspot.com Libby

    Great eyes! Love all of these looks.

  • Cheryl

    What kind of world is it when Lena Dunham looks better than the model in the Prada. I get the styling on the model is gawdawful, knee socks and that ugly sweater, yech, but still. The Dolce and Gabbana is terrific, I’m glad they lost the wrestling belt, and I really like her makeup here, as much as it is over the top. I think she deserves an ‘atta girl’ here.

    • Zeee

      Oops. My comments was like yours. I should have read before I typed! Great minds, though…

  • Zeee

    The D&G looks better on her than it does on the model. Very cute!!

  • Paula Pertile

    Yeah, she looks great.

  • alyce1213

    The cover pose is so physically awkward and her usual faux “coy.” I can’t with her, sorry.
    Some people give good face. She gives bad face.

    • Nelliebelle1197

      I can’t, either. I am glad I am not the only one.

  • Susan Velazquez

    Much better dressing but dammit Lena, in the words of Mary Poppins, “Close your mouth, we are not a codfish.”

  • styrch

    I want that D&G dress!!! Never thought I’d say that about anything Lena Dunham has worn.

  • @Biting Panda

    Love the Dolce on her.

  • marlie

    I’ve never seen her look as good as she does in that D&G dress. She looks beautiful in all of these pictures, but I really wish she’d learn to give a different face every once in a while.

    And re: her comments, I was actually wondering about her acting longevity, because her character on Girls is so much like HER, that I wonder if she’s able to portray someone – anyone – else. And that’s no shade; I just wonder if she has what it takes as an actress. Maybe her strengths will ultimately be behind the camera as a writer.

    • cassandu

      i was actually kinda shocked that all of her SNL characters were basically hannah when it came down to it. and she’s very very good at “hannah,” but now it’s painfully obvious that she’s just playing herself. which is okay, because she’s an awesome writer/director, so she should be just fine.

  • cocohall

    My husband was watching her on SNL on Tivo last night and said “she really goes out of her way to look bad most of the time. She’s a cute girl. Why does she do that?” in reaction to how cute she looked in some of the still shots that popped up during commercial breaks. As these pictures show, she can be quite cute and stylish – so why always working the frumpster chic? It is some odd form of self loathing. I hope she gets over it soon. I want her to grow into a believable, confident style that matches the rest of her.

    • Noelle Olson

      agreed! She’s IN YOUR FACE with her not-perfect body. Instead of just “being”, she’s insistent that she will be unattractive, and if you won’t like it, you’re a sexist, or something. I’m no fan of lots of makeup or whatever, but would it kill her to just look groomed? Clean? Wear something flattering?

    • Gatto Nero

      Lena has said in interviews that she grew up being comfortable with nudity and was always told she was beautiful, and that she still believes that about herself. So I don’t think this is a self-esteem issue.
      I think she just makes bad fashion choices and needs some guidance.

      • cocohall

        If it was just bad fashion choices, you’d think, just statistically speaking, she’d get it right sometimes. She just looks consistently so bad (if my husband notices, that’s saying something!) But maybe you’re right, if you were given the same praise regardless of how you look, perhaps you never develop that critical eye. I try to be gentle and accepting with my daughters, but if they are really far afield, I will suggest a modification to their clothes. One of my twins went through a phase (granted she was about 7) where she looked like piñata – multi-colored stripes on everything. It could give you a migraine to look at her. We were all glad when she moved on. . . .

    • http://batman-news.com boweryboy

      Whether she admits it or not, she’s a hipster. That’s their schtick – deliberately dressing awful with awful accessories and equally awful hair and tattoos and because they’re aware it’s awful it’s therefore ironic. Feh.

      • MilaXX


      • cocohall

        Is that the explanation for her tattoos? It’s part of being a hipster? I am not anti-tattoo, but hers, in photos, look more like some sort of skin disease than artwork. I can see wearing bad clothes and hair as a “phase” because you can fix those in a heartbeat. But tats? That’s commitment. Again, I’m not anti-tat, and maybe hers are very meaningful and special to her. But they do not “read” well in photos. And they don’t look terribly well done. I’d love to know what others think, especially if you have your own. (I’ve never gotten one because I’m just too indecisive. And a bit of pain wimp, if the truth be told).

        • Sarah

          The main one you can see on her arm is not poorly done. It is in a black & white illustrative style – imagine a children’s book illustration in pen & ink. I rather like it because I have a series of woodland creatures done in the same style on my back. And as far as photos go, I do not think she probably considered how they’d photograph at all when she got them. As you noted, tattoos are personal, and if you’re doing it to look good or as some kind of accessory, you shouldn’t be doing it at all.

          • cocohall

            Very interesting! Thanks for the perspective. From where I sit, I would think that one might consider how a tattoo appears to others, especially as many tattoos aren’t easy to see from the wearer’s perspective. I’ve seen some tattoo artists talk about how they try to shape the art to the body to enhance the artwork. But I can also see that you could also just really want a certain tattoo and not care much if others “get it” or not. Each to their own. Clearly Lena is marching to the beat of her own drum in most areas.

          • Sarah

            Yeah, I dunno – there’s something to be said for not giving a damn what others think of you (I am in this category) but obviously I like to come here and judge people’s outfits. I think it comes down to presenting yourself with the confidence you feel inside and having people know you care about yourself. So, we like to see celebs looking as confident as we think they should be, regardless of whether they are a real person with real problems/lint/wrinkles, etc. When it comes to tattoos, however, I really don’t look at them. I don’t know if it is generational or what, but if it is on your skin and you can’t change it, I don’t look at it as part of your outfit. I wish everyone would just quit judging the tats and look at the clothes. (Not aimed at you, just the judgment of skin in general)

          • cocohall

            I really appreciate your perspective. I had always thought that part of the point of tattoos, especially ones that are usually visible, was to communicate with others on some level -spoken or not. Personally, I can’t help but look at them and find them fascinating. In general, do people with tats not appreciate comments? (I’m talking positive comments, of course.) My friends with tats are happy to discuss them, but of course, I already know them well . . .

          • Sarah

            No, I think people like to talk about them if they are visible. Or at least they expect to. I am glad for compliments, and where I live, a lot of times people want to know what shop/artist did them so that they can get similar quality work. I’m pals with quite a few tattoo artists and they are highly aware that your visible tattoos are an ad for their work, so I try to be nice and answer questions kindly. What is not welcome is “why do you have that” type of questions. I’m an adult – I don’t ask other adults why they made appearance choices and I don’t expect them to do the same to me.

          • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ Alicia

            It’s when you are squatting down to see what is wrong with the photocopier and your shirt comes untucked and a co-worker whacks you on the back and screams “I didn’t know you had a tattoo” that it becomes unwelcome discussion!

          • cocohall

            I assume this happened? I’m laughing, because I CAN imagine someone being that big of a twit, but please tell me you hit this person with a fresh toner cartridge. I can almost forgive the comment, because sometimes I say stupid things when I’m off-footed, but WHY would the co-worker whack you on the back? ;>)

          • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ Alicia

            She was the sort of woman who would do that sort of thing. She’d slap sunburn too.

          • cocohall

            Okay, I’m so stealing that line. “She’d slap sunburn.” That is perfect. Thank you for getting me to laugh this early in the morning. I’m not usually agreeable before 10.

          • formerlyAnon

            I do enjoy these little ‘slice of life’ moments! 😉

        • http://batman-news.com boweryboy

          I hope not, but I can see some hipster getting a deliberately bad tattoo. It would be the ultimate irony because they would know it’s not only bad but also permanent.

          • Sarah

            Oh, my friend – this is not only done, but done plenty. Unfortunately, there’s a whole sect of folks who are looking to “fill up” empty space on their flesh, and will deliberately go to the artist and say “put whatever you want/practice on me/just so it fills up the space” in the hopes they can get it for free. And when it is ugly or badly done, it is the ultimate thing to say “Well, I don’t give a shit.” I only know people like this who are under 30, so I hope their attitudes don’t change about it, for their sakes.

          • formerlyAnon

            The world is so . . . interesting.

          • Sarah

            I’m taking a training course on crisis intervention for mentally ill persons right now. At this point, if kids want to get hideous tattoos to prove they’re too cool for school, I’m just glad they’re not truly endangering themselves, and have at it I say. Kids today!

  • 3boysful

    Anyone else see a resemblance to Julie Andrews in Victor/Victoria?

  • rosie5215

    Hair and makeup are great, but her posing is atrocious.

  • River

    Huh. I only really like the first look.

  • Noelle Olson

    I am so, so tired of this woman, and I don’t even watch her show. And it has nothing to do with her body. I just think she’s a gauche pig, just like a lot of awkward 20-somethings, and who wants to watch that or hear about it?

    • WendyD

      A-men. She’s on the top of my irrational hate list. I’ve seen three episodes of ‘Girls’ (I gave it a fair shake) and I wanted to murder all the characters after those episodes and her most of all for creating them.

      • Kitten Mittons

        Double A-men. The level of self-involvement on that show is staggering. I’ve watched, and I can’t deal with it. I’ve read interviews, and they just annoy me more.
        I want to like her and the show. I feel like I should. She makes me itchy, though.

        • Gatto Nero

          I think that the show’s critical look at the characters’ self-involvement is part of the point. But I agree that it’s not for everyone.

          • Kitten Mittons

            I would agree with that as well, but I still can’t stomach it.

            A friend and I were talking about this today. She loves the show, because it reminds her of a specific time in her past, and a particular friend. She finds it very relatable and honest. I guess that it doesn’t do that for me.

            While I don’t care for the show, or much of what I’ve seen of her (which is limited to a few interviews), I can admit that she has talent. I think time and perspective will benefit her immensely.

    • MilaXX

      I wouldn’t call her a gauche pig, but she definitely comes off a try hard hipster which I find to be a complete turn off.

    • tallgirl1204

      I would have agreed with you a week ago, but then I DID watch her show. I’m in my 50s, and her writing about 50-something year-olds (i.e. the character’s mom and two aunts) made amazing and perfect farcical sense.
      Yes, I would often like to fix her hair and take her to buy a better outfit (or what I believe would be a better outfit), but I’m sure my mom’s generation thought the same about mine– in fact, I remember older people flinging about “dirty ugly hippies” when all we were doing was being different from them. It didn’t make me dirty or ugly then, and it doesn’t make her a pig now.

      • Aurumgirl

        But she’s playing and writing the character of a privileged and sheltered young woman who doesn’t easily fit in in the Big City. She’s really not supposed to be glamourous and put together, she’s supposed to be a realistic, messed up, can’t-really-figure-it-all-out-in-her-head-cause-it’s-not-what-she-expected-but-she’s-got-some-talent young woman. It’s a character, it isn’t her; she’s also writing the other characters, too–no one is confusing her with them, though. It’s not really reasonable to confuse her with the characters she’s created, I have to admit she writes them well.

        Granted, when she does dress herself to go out, yeah, that’s a whole other thing and there she needs an excellent stylist. I hope sense prevails and she goes out of her way to find one.

    • ampg

      “Gauche pig” is a bit much, especially considering you clearly have pretty limited knowledge of her and her work. I don’t have much of an opinion of her either way (not being a “Girls” watcher, either), but I find it very interesting how worked up people get over her. Someone downthread described her as “challenging conventional ideals of femininity,” which is still very threatening to a lot of people.

      • Aurumgirl

        I’m convinced that is the real complaint, that she’s challenging conventional depictions and ideals of femininity, especially when people yammer on about how she is the child of wealthy successful parents and she’s well connected and that (surely not talent) is why she has her hit show….(she’s not the exception in the world of television writers, you know, people, she’s the norm). I really had a hard time liking the show at first, but now I see how it works a little better. She’s asking some good questions, and she’s young at her craft but very good.

    • Megan Kennedy

      So, as an awkward 20-something, I winced a bit at your comments. I’m a doctoral candidate in Slavic literature, and my awkward, 20-something friends are engineers, biologists, historians, and philologists. We’re all passionate about what we study and teach, and are doing our best to get by on just-barely-over-minimum wage TA salaries. Let alone scraping together enough money for travel and research. One of my colleagues is a single mom. I have my own issues with Girls — namely, that Hannah is supposed to be a writer and we never see her reading a fucking book or talking about literature, and that most of the storylines revolve around boys and romance, a la a certain other “feminist” show set in NYC — but let’s stay focused and not shit on an entire generation, m’kay? Also, “pig” smacks as body shaming to me.

      • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ Alicia

        Slavic literature? That is so interesting! How did you develop that interest (I don’t think I could name a single Slavic author off the top of my head)?

        • Megan Kennedy

          Haha thanks! Like most people I got into it through Dostoevsky. :)

    • SylviaFowler

      Ditto. Although, I have seen her show unfortunately and it is beyond awful.

      And I don’t know why on earth anyone would have Elsie tattooed on her person, but it’s terrible and looks like a freaking rash.

  • imspinningaround

    I find Lena Dunham incredibly tiresome but her eye makeup is ALWAYS on point and I respect that.

    • MilaXX

      Including that green mess she wore?

      • venusvelvet

        I’d forgotten Mimi! She definitely commanded respect. Or was it awe?

  • @Biting Panda

    Also. Read snippets of this elsewhere. To paraphrase her words a bit of a chubby fetishist, if you will. She likes the bits of flesh that roll over the tops of her dresses, etc. So, while it’s not commonly considered a flattering look, she’s quite pleased with herself. Which I will try to take under consideration, in the future.

    • Sarah

      OH, I’m so stealing that. I’m a total chubby fetishist. I just LOVE it when my bra is too tight. I ADORE when my thighs rub together. I’m doing it ON PURPOSE.

  • http://heartprintandstyle.com/ Vivi N

    Lena wants to be a part of the fashion world so badly. I’ll be rooting for her…to have better choices on the red carpet.

    Loving the D&G dress on her. I want it for myself, as well.

  • Gatto Nero

    She may be “OVER talking about her body” but is so heavily photoshopped here. I know she has nothing to do with that, but the irony is a little painful.

    • KateWo

      And what she’s ‘so over’ is what makes the tag line for the cover?? If she’s not doing it on purpose then that really stinks

  • http://batman-news.com boweryboy

    Prada is not your friend, Lena. I’m telling you this as your imaginary best gay pal.

    • Gatto Nero

      Prada is not anyone’s friend this season.

  • jonnyf8

    I haven’t been much of a fan but things like this and her SNL appearance last Saturday have kind of won me over. I agree with her that it’s hard not to be fetishistic — especially where Jemma is concerned. In fact i’d probably make a point of watching if it was just the two of them.

  • Daisy Buchanan

    I’l be honest. I like Lena. I think she’s smart and witty. I love that she challenges conventional ideals of femininity.

    But mother of )$*()@#&*)@*(&)@(# those tats are just the worst.

    • MilaXX

      After seeing Lena Headley’s sad & faded tats, these look like Picasso’s to me.

    • http://tvblogster.blogspot.com Boop

      I have to agree. The tat on her shoulder and arm looks like a giant bruise with hundred of little spider veins spreading out from the center. I see it better on the Vogue cover. It’s a cute rendition of a cow in a meadow – but it doesn’t look good on an arm.

  • MK03

    That D&G is HER dress. Nobody else’s.

  • Scimommy

    Congrats to Glamour for managing to feature more of Lena than just her face on their cover. Baby steps!

  • colleenjanel

    Lena, THIS is your hairstyle.

  • KinoEye

    Maybe it’s not fair to compare a dress worn in photos to the same dress worn at an event, but I think I liked the D&G on Kylie Minogue better. Still cute on her, though. I like her much better in magazine spreads. Her irritating poses are under control.

  • MilaXX

    I like the hair/makeup. I like the cover shot & the look with the belled sleeve. Poor think can’t give face to save her life. She looks like I do when I’m congested and need to keep my mouth open to breath. I’m not a Girls fan, but I am sure tire if hearing about her right to expose her body. I simply don’t care.

  • Imasewsure

    I like the cover (and need that black dress) but I think the other pictures are awful!!

  • tallgirl1204

    I finally got to see an episode (thank you hotel with cable!) and I really liked the show– it was the episode where her grandma is dying in the hospital. Everything seemed quite like conversations that my family might have, taken up one notch into farce– but still real. I like her better now, and I like her in these pictures!

  • Jacob Bowen

    To me that Prada is a JOKE. On her it isn’t completely awful but on the model I am FLABBERGASTED. WHAT IS THAT STYLING!?!?!?

    Is it a dress, or is it a designer pinny that you wear in basketball instead of playing shirts vs. skins??? AWFUL.

  • Evan

    I know she’s not a model, but she doesn’t know what do with her face in front of a lens, does she. Cover is great though.

  • judybrowni

    For once, her slumping actually works: it hides the hideous shape of that Prada dress.

  • A Shiny O’Connor

    Cover look is fab. The other two made me laugh out loud. Literally.


    She isn’t a fashion girl! I will never understand why people try to make her into one. I m all for the big girl getting out here and werkin it. Most big girls have pretty face tho. She does not.

    • pookiesmom


    • Sarah

      She’s not big. And that is really mean.

  • RedRaven617

    She looks so much better (and less photoshopped) than the last time I saw her in a fashion magazine.

  • JynxTheCat

    LOVE the cover.

  • lynnlee

    Pulling off a micro mini with bell sleeves is impressive! She looks adorable.

  • Morales Mike

    Joining the choir, the D&G is probably the best thing she’s ever worn and she looks magnificent. And I wasn’t a fan until I saw her on SNL but she was excellent! And the winged eye ALWAYS works on her.

  • MzzPants

    Damn. That last silhouette is HER LOOK. I’ve been waiting for it to appear.

  • Aurumgirl

    Wow, she’s certainly very pretty in these shots, and the clothing choices are great on her. She actually managed to save that polka dotted wrestling dress de Versace so that it flatters her! And I have finally figured out that Ferdinand the Bull is her tattoo.

    • Sarah

      I thought of that too, but it’s a calf. Ferdinand was a grown-up bull, so I figured maybe this is just a cute cow in a meadow.

      • Aurumgirl

        But it is an illustration right from the pages of the book.

        • Sarah

          Well there you have it. Funny because I said it was like an illustration up thread. I guess it’s been a while since I got my Munro Leaf on.

  • TinaBelchersawkwardmoan

    FASHION PEOPLE: Do not validate her horrible slouchy habit. Make the girl stand up straight, for fuck’s sake.
    Love the polka dot dress, though.

  • snarkykitten

    I will pay her money to get those tattoos retouched by a professional

  • BobStPaul

    Agree about the D & G dress but think she looks ridiculous in the Prada.

  • Jahna Peloquin

    I can’t with her. She always looks impossibly awkward in fashion editorials like this, and they insist on putting her in impossibly-awkward looks. She simply doesn’t have the chutzpah or poise required to pull off a mod cape dress with bell sleeves.

  • Chartreusite

    She actually can work the retro-mod face/hair combo really well and it gives her a really cool image beyond “twenty-something hipster”. LOVE her in the last dress.

  • a_liking

    can we talk about that tagline though? “Lena Dunham: why she’s OVER talking about her body.” hah! I can’t imagine why!

  • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

    Taking bets that she’ll only ever show up in the Prada.

  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    That D&G on her is so fucking fabulous it’s ridiculous.

  • uprightcitizen

    Haven’t seen Girls (no HBO), but she was one of the better guest hosts SNL has had this season. She didn’t look like she was reading from a teleprompter and she melded well with the cast. I thought it was interesting when the costume people put her in less tricky shapes, and not so much vintage-inspired, and then added longer hair, how she not only looked cuter and thinner, but more approachable as well. I agree that the Prada is just odd, but the D&G shot is cool and cute at the same time.

    • Joanna

      What are you even doing? You’re being crazy!

  • sagecreek

    See how good you can look with some proper styling, Lena? SEE?

    The interview? Meh. We all say stupid pretentious things in our twenties.

  • http://armchairauthor.wordpress.com/ LesYeuxHiboux

    She looks both fabulous and like herself. Truly a win. That D&G is off the chain on her, and it’s not a dress for everyone!

  • venusvelvet

    Off topic and in no way a personal criticism, but some of those models look worrisomely gaunt.

  • GeoDiva

    OM D&G! Love the polkadots! Best she has ever looked.

  • poorellensmith

    My kingdom for that D&G dress…

  • http://reneshiro.tumblr.com/ kingderella

    Love the Dolce, not only because she looks truly spectacular, but because it looks like the metallic belt and the cut of the dress is giving her a waist, not photoshop.

  • kt

    That D&G looks amazing on her. As does the makeup. And I know “being ugly” is part of her “Serious ahrteest” schtick, but Lena, dear, you are a pretty girl, just get on board you pretentious fool.

  • Shawn EH

    The Prada dress is literally a shapeless sack, though. With a peephole.

  • Kent Roby

    I’m glad that the world loves Lena, but this just makes me sad that supermodels have been pushed off the covers of fashion mags.

  • Sofia

    not digging the winged eyeliner on her, but it’s nice to see her dressed well. i started out hating “girls” with an immense amount of venom, mostly due to the terrible racial stereotypes in the first season. by now i admit that lena dunham has accomplished something extremely significant that should be heralded by women and men who love women everywhere: she constantly appears nude in a body that is not a size two with a perfect tan. i love her for that.

    • http://toongrrl.deviantart.com/ Toongrrl

      As someone who naturally tans (except in the areas covered by a skirted modest swimsuit) and isn’t a size 2, I feel validated : )

  • formerlyAnon

    I like the D&G on her – but I’m not so enthused about the cover. Maybe it’s because I like her smile, but while I like the look, I think she’s looked prettier.

  • OhSheila

    Prada looks HORRID, between that and the pose her body looks blobby. But the D&G dress is amazeballs. I love the makeup all around. Her eyes are downturned and the makeup does a lot to counteract that.

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  • peachy

    she should become besties with domenico and stefano. stat.

  • Let it out

    Way too late to weigh in on this, but…I don’t like the eye makeup on her here. Too severe and baby goth. Coupled with the doe eyed poses (s.o.p. for modeling), she looks even more deer in the headlights. Love her in the cover dress and way to make that cute tattoo pop, Glamour!

  • KT

    The hair and makeup are great, and I love the cover shot. The photos on the inside are well-styled but… those shots are really flat, and she looks awkward as hell. Which is fitting, I guess.

    And it goes without saying that those sound bytes are incredibly annoying. Girls is at its best when it’s making fun of itself, and acknowledges that the show is supposed to be a comedy. However, it is insufferable and gets tons of flack when it takes itself too seriously and tries to be “important.” The fact that she’s discussing shooting with a “beautiful soft-focus” so as to add “an importance to (her) twenties” is nauseating and delusional, and yet I STILL can’t tell whether she’s being serious or if she’s just trying to fuck with us. Just stick to three magical little words, honey: TONGUE IN CHEEK. That’s when you’re at your best. Sigh, my love/hate relationship with her and the show continues.

  • BitterOldQueen

    Hooray! Someone found clothes that look terrific on Lena Dunham, instead of photoshopping her into stuff that doesn’t work. Now was that so hard, guys?