Lena Dunham in bronze Marc Jacobs at NYC event: unflattering or cute?


I am not going to insult the event. Lena Dunham attended an event for The Point Foundation’s National LGBTQ Scholarship Fund, held at Bryant Park Library last night. It’s a worthy event. And I wouldn’t expect the event to have, like, a premiere-style red carpet. But would it be crazy to ask Lena Dunham to not stand on the red carpet with her mouth hanging open like she’s absolutely shocked to be there? She put on the dress, she consciously showed up at an event for an issue that she cares about. Put your hand on your hip and smile at the cameras for goodness sake.

Anyway, Lena wore this Marc Jacobs bronze-sequined number which… it does not flatter her figure. Let’s say that. I know that’s become a euphemism for an undercover insult of Lena’s body, but seriously… this dress was made for a body type that Lena does not have. Lena was Instagramming selfies, and she gave a shout out to Marc Jacobs for “giving me boob I could use.” Which I don’t even understand…? Her “GIRLS” clutch is Charlotte Olympia and she also wrote: “To the very inspiring @pointfoundation honors. I save my sequins for when I know the gay boys will be out #traffickinginstereotypes.”

Something nice: bronze doesn’t look bad on her at all. I wouldn’t mind seeing her in more metallics over all.



Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. LB says:

    It wasn’t tailored properly. The fit isn’t great. But I could see what she and the stylist were going for. It’s a good color for her.

    • aims says:

      I agree. The fit is horrible, but the color looks good on her

    • LadyMTL says:

      It makes me think of something Dorothy Zbornak would wear, lol. I do like the color but the rest of it is just too old for her.

      • Anna-fo-Fanna says:

        Absolutely. We need a slit, a different hemline, SOMETHING to young it up a bit. Because right now it looks a little tragic.

  2. mia girl says:

    Her makeup looks nice, color of the dress is good,
    but the cut/style is wrong for Dunham…
    It looks like a dress Joy Behar would wear (and look great in)

    Unless she’s wearing it “ironically”.

    • Anna-fo-Fanna says:

      I think she wears everything ‘ironically.’ Really, I think she’s just trolling us most of the time so that she can react to our reactions and prattle on about whatever she decides to be upset about that day. I swear, I’ve never seen someone who loves the sound of their own voice more than this girl does. I respect what she’s doing career-wise (even if it’s not my cup of tea), but, God, she grates!

      • Rosalie says:

        This is my exact thought about her! She’s trolling for reactions by always purposely wearing ill fitting clothing. This way she can give interview after interview about how she’s so above all the negative body talk and everyone else is so shallow and bla bla bla.
        I don’t mind seeing her body naked. I have no problem with her figure. I DO have a problem with the trolling for insults by wearing these get-ups that she has to KNOW do every wrong thing for her figure. And close your damn mouth, Lena. Jeez all that privilege and money and success and not an ounce of class.

  3. Side-Eye says:

    This dress is appaling.

  4. Faun says:

    Her hair is consistently terrible.

  5. Allie says:

    Why is her mouth open like that? To me, that’s the worst part.

  6. claire says:

    This woman has rubbed me the wrong way for so long. I haven’t even watched her show, but from articles on her and reviews on the show, I just couldn’t with her. Then I saw her in a couple interviews, actually heard her talk and….I kinda thought she was really likeable! A lot different from my impression. So I’m trying to give her a shot now. She has a bit of an awkward build, so she’s not going to pull off some fits, however I’d say this is a pretty good one. It could be tailored a bit better, but overall I think she looks great.

    • Bridget says:

      I agree. Sometimes it’s like she’s purposely trolling us with her interviews, and I’m also not a fan of her show (I couldn’t make it all the way through S2) but when HBO includes a post-segment of her discussing the show she’s very intelligent and well spoken, and is actually likeable!

  7. paola says:

    I can’t stand this woman and her dumb face expressions. Her show is overrated and the writing is sloppy and lazy. None of the actors are interesting. It drives me mad because there are so many talented actors out there but since they don’t have famous parents or connections struggle to achieve success unlike Lena Dunham or Allison Williams. They can’t act to save their lives.

    • kimber says:

      Thank you! She does one character over and over and not very well. She is seriously the most over rated person out there right now. Her dress is horrible bc she’s not the typical fake “im thin bc I’m healthy” when in reality actress is a crackhead , borderline anorexic fake and that’s the one and only thing I can respect about her…but designers fail by NOT having the skill to make/tailor a dress for her size and frame.

  8. jinni says:

    With the kind of derpy facial expression she’s rocking even the a great dress would look bad. Why is she making that duh face? Than there’s her posture which is making an already bad dress look worst. Her hair looks like someone just snatched her wig off or like a child that gave themselves a hair cut and it’s growing in awkwardly. She’s just a gold sequin mess from head to toe.

  9. Dani2 says:

    But who really thought this style of dress would be a good idea for her body shape? Lena is not the only woman out there with this sort of frame but there are women who don’t have a fraction of the money she does and they look damn good. She needs to hire a stylist that a) likes her b) knows what the hell they’re doing.

  10. Ms. Turtle says:

    She just doesn’t dress for her body type. Full stop.

  11. zbornak syndrome says:

    Sorry, but I find her creepy.

  12. blue marie says:

    I like the color

  13. Stacey says:

    Cant stand her show.

  14. db says:

    I happen to really like Lena and her show, but red carpet-wise? Come on, sistah, enough with punking us, it’s tired. (Great color on her though)

    • paola says:

      I think that show is average at best. I find the writing sloppy and lazy so I am interested in knowing what you like about it. I get it that id depicts something different from the other shows..but I really don’t get the appeal.

      • Jay says:

        I find the writing clever and funny. The show is over the top and ridiculous. Some episodes are definitely much better than others, but overall I really like it. The actors aren’t “beyond ugly and boring.” If you watch a show just because the characters are all attractive, then that’s shallow and you’re missing out.

        No one is gonna be able to convince you the show is good, though. Different strokes.

  15. Kiddo says:

    She’s smiling in the one photo, and other than that, she has the strangest facial expression. Is that a new look? There’s no way to know what was going on or what was said, but jeez, are those the best photos to be edited in by agencies?

  16. truthful says:

    Does she pose and make crazy faces on purpose?? to be “defiant” and not look nice??

    I can take her show or leave it, I watched for several seasons–

  17. The Original G says:

    I think this is her schtick. It’s deliberate and it’s getting old.

  18. chaine says:

    i don’t think the cut or color look bad on her, it’s the fabric, clingy and shiny, which is the problem. it makes her look very lumpy.

  19. Vl says:

    Vile and cringeworthy comes to mind.

  20. Ginger says:

    Good Lord! I agree about the sequins and color being fine and flattering but the cut of the dress is all wrong. She needs to stand up straight, put her hand on her hip, pose and smile for goodness sake! At least act happy to be there if the event is important to you. I realize that maybe the red carpet is not her favorite but she’s an actress…act like you like it! As for the photos themselves, did any of the images show her smiling at all? Photographers…why did you submit these? I really hope these were not the best of the best.

    • Anna-fo-Fanna says:

      And for goodness sakes, look to your underpinnings, girl! There’s no reason to look lumpy – that’s what God invented Spanx for!

    • DrM says:

      As a thick waisted girl myself I can say from experience that the cut of this dress is all kinds of wrong. She looks like a tube. And a decent haircut wouldn’t go amiss. You don’t have to look like the wrath of God to be taken seriously…

  21. Tiffany says:

    You know how there is always that one friend who you appreciate to tell you like it is, I feel Lena needs to have that in her life when she chooses her outfits for the RC.

  22. DavidBowie says:

    She’s definitely worn worse but this one isn’t all that bad. I hate the way she’s posing with her mouth hanging open. That is not sexy. She looks like she came back from the dentist and he numbed her whole mouth. Ugh.

  23. Tessy says:

    If she combed her hair, closed her mouth and wore an outfit that suited her she wouldn’t look half bad I guess.

  24. FartSack says:

    I watch her show and have seen her tits more often then I see my own. STFU and grow up please.

  25. Nina W says:

    Her posture and facial expressions are absurdly awful, if she is doing it on purpose, to what end? If she’s not doing it on purpose, she needs to stop. The color of the dress is nice and her make-up is okay but the cut of the gown is wrong for her. I think she is intelligent and has a great opportunity to do very well in a cut throat business but I find the open mouth pose all the time very off-putting.

  26. ozmom says:

    Not good. Inside & out.

  27. Caroline says:


  28. Juu says:

    I don’t know who this woman is but she always looks awful. What a terrible posture!

  29. abbizmal says:

    Classy and elegant are not words to describe her. Funny is not either. Ugh. That color does look good on her though. She seems very awkward. I just don’t get the hooplah.