Lena Dunham Lands Her First 'Vogue' Cover!

Lena Dunham

Lena Dunham on the cover of 'Vogue.'
Photo: 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?

Lena Dunham

Lena Dunham on the cover of 'Vogue.'
Photo: Vogue

Inside, Lena is far more glamorous, wearing an Alexander McQueen dress (which is similar to the one costar Allison Williams wore to the Golden Globes, BTW, in terms of fur and feathers), and a pigeon on her head. OK, yeah, the pigeon isn't exactly glamorous, but this is ~the life of a NYC girl~, right? (IDK, but a pigeon has never landed on my head. #truthbomb)

Lena Dunham

Lena Dunham on the cover of 'Vogue.'
Photo: Vogue

She also poses with costar Adam Driver in bed. While he is shirtless (duh, he's always shirtless), Lena wears an embellished Prada dress with a woman's face on it. Gee, I wonder who suggested that?

The article highlights Lena's knowledge of the fashion world, making sure to differentiate her taste from her character's. It seems her love for Comme des Garçons, Yohji Yamamoto, Charlotte Olympia, and Prada may have been influenced by her childhood babysitter, Zac Posen. Yes, the same Zac Posen who designed her bright-yellow Golden Globes dress. He'd be a pretty cool babysitter, I bet.

Lena Dunham

Lena Dunham on the cover of 'Vogue.'
Photo: Vogue

The photos were taken in New York at locations similar to those that have appeared on the show, like elevated subway platforms and streets in Brooklyn. While I would probably spring for a cab if I were ever this dressed up (let alone in heels that high), Lena decided to wait for the train in this multicolored Céline wrap coat.

There are more photos (and the entire article!) on Vogue's website.

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