Who wore it better?
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Long before Pharrell and Lena Dunham came along, the word “Girl” or “Girls” had major pop cultural significance thanks to Elvis, who starred in the 1962 musical movie Girls! Girls! Girls!. Opening Ceremony paid homage to the King last year with a capsule collection which included a sweater woven with the movie’s title. Amazingly, both Lena Dunham and Pharrell—who have championed the word in their own work (see: Lena Dunham’s Girls, and Pharrell’s new album "G I R L")—got ahold of the sweater and, as if they have a psychic connection, wore it during interviews
Lena Dunham's 'Glamour' cover.
Lena Dunham has been deep in photo shoots since the year began. First, she made her Vogue cover debut in February. Then she enlisted Shirley Kurata and Autumn de Wilde to capture the cover of her debut book, Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s “Learned.” And now, she’s landed the cover of Glamour’s April issue.
Shirley Kurata and Lena Dunham on the set of Dunham's book shoot.
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For an actress who's regularly in her underwear (or less) on screen, it makes perfect sense that Lena Dunham would be similarly outfitted in the shoot for her debut book, Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's "Learned." Most authors' photos (you know, the ones on the back flap of the jacket with bios and accolades) are rigid and reserved, snapped from the shoulders up like a practiced school portrait. A very practiced, non-pimply, precisely outfitted school portrait, but a school portrait, nonetheless. Then again, most authors don't (1) have their first Vogue cover before their first book release and (2) have styling and photography help from Shirley Kurata and Autumn de Wilde.
Lena Dunham practice for 'Vogue.'
So, you've landed your first Vogue cover. Who you gonna call? GHOSTBUSTERS! Wait, that's not right. If you're Lena Dunham, you call Hamish Bowles, the international editor-at-large for the magazine, of course. And what do you wear when Bowles arrives? Perhaps your white, collarless shirt from Fred Segal? After all, it IS your most capable-looking outfit. JK, scratch that, too. If you're Lena Dunham, you wear your silky white pajamas with piped black trim. Because it's about comfort, not capability. Save the stiff shirts for the actual shoot, amirite?
'Girls' costume designer, Jenn Rogien, in the show's wardrobe department.
Photo: The Coveteur
If you've ever watched Girls, you've probably found yourself excitedly pointing at the television, screaming, "HEY, I HAVE THAT TOP! I THINK." And then you undoubtedly rewind, pause, and run to your closet to confirm. "OMG. I DO have that top." *turns to friend, significant other and/or entirety of viewing party* "Told you so." Not to burst your bubble or anything, but we'd guess a LOT of people have picked up some of the very same pieces that Hannah, Marnie, Jessa, and Shosh wear on the show—because the characters shop at some of the very same places as us IRL folk. "They source the clothes and accessories from vintage shops, Urban Outfitters, Etsy, Beacon’s Closet, Bergdorfs, Salvation Army, Strawberry and, like, everywhere in between," The Coveteur dishes in a new, behind-the-scenes interview with Girls' costume designer, Jenn Rogien.
Lena Dunham on the cover of 'Vogue.'
Look who landed her first Vogue cover: Lena Dunham! I specify her first cover because Vogue does so as well in the title of the article, which, I assume, means Anna Wintour & Co. are planning for more in the future. Looks like Anna's appearance at the Girls premiere last week wasn't just to show off her perfectly appropriate jacket.
The February cover features Lena looking more buttoned-up (literally) than we're used to seeing her in a red polka-dot shirt. She's pulling at her collar as if she's nervous, but, girl, we've all seen your show. You know, Girls? The show you created, write, produce, direct, and star in. Being photographed by Annie Leibovitz must be less nerve-wrecking than all that, right?
While the People's Choice Awards may have ~officially~ kicked off the 2014 awards season, tonight's Golden Globes really catapulted the year of red carpet fashion into high gear. We pulled out six well-heeled ladies from the 2014 PCAs, but now, we're bringing you a list of 10 for the Globes (though, TBH, we were tempted to just crown Lupita Nyong'o THE best dressed and go home, because girl SHUT IT DOWN).
LUPITA NYONG'O IN RALPH LAUREN
Lupita Nyong'o at the 2014 Golden Globes.
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I mean, do I really need to explain this decision? The 12 Years A Slave actress showed up EARLY to the Golden Globes red carpet wearing Ralph Lauren, and even well before most of the attendees arrived, she had clinched her position as the best dressed lady of the night. It's solid but not boring thanks to that almost-neon red hue. It's body-conscious without looking grossly painted on, and those classic RL clean lines are softened by her warm, beaming smile. With its straight off-the-shoulder neckline and long cape, the gown is definitely fashion forward, but this is also 100% the kind of timeless ensemble that we'll be looking back fondly on for YEARS. (P.S. If this is what she pulls out for the Globes, we can't WAIT to see what she whips out for the Oscars.)
Lena Dunham, Lupita Nyong'o, and Aubrey Plaza at the 2014 Golden Globes.
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The 2014 Golden Globes are underway, y'all! Our fave actresses, actors, and musicians are doing #WERK on the red carpet, and we, of course, are keeping up with EVERYthang that's going on. So far, we've seen a lot of solid and color-blocked gowns, and we're only just getting started. We have hours to go, people, so settle in. Plop yourself in front of your TV and sip your drinks. You don't wanna miss what Jennifer Lawrence is wearing, do you? The good news is, even if you do, we've got ya covered.
Anna Wintour at the 'Girls' season three premiere.
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What do you wear when you have a Girls premiere to attend and it's -10 degrees outside? If you're Anna Wintour you get #META and wear a fur coat with an ACTUAL GIRL printed on it. Appropriate and warm! The Vogue overlord pulled this Prada Spring 2014 coat from her closet for the event, yet what she wore underneath remains a mystery. Maybe long johns? LOL, JK, we're talking Anna Wintour here. Plus, you can see a black skirt peeking out from below the coat. Doy!
Anna accessorized the coat with a furry scarf that, from certain angles, creates the illusion that a tiny lamb with extra legs is hanging from Anna's neck. Anna's appearance at the premiere seems to dispel many longstanding rumors about her in one fell swoop: that she always wear sunglasses, never smiles, and doesn't have a sense of humor! Wearing a girl jacket to the Girls premiere? You slay me, Wintour. Not even the four ladies on the show used the event as an opportunity to wear their finest Girls-inspired garb. (Good thing, because if they did, the competition from Anna would be too fierce.)