Sometimes I feel like Lena Dunham has a team of stylists whom she keeps around simply to disagree with, then wear the opposite of what they recommended. Sometimes this works out for her! I doubt many stylists would have recommended that weird eye dress she wore the other day that Julia loved, and I love that she wears clothes that show her tattoo frequently, because people still criticize women having tattoos despite the fact that it’s 2014, so they’re often covered up.
Last night, Lena attended the Point Foundation’s 2014 Point Honors Gala in New York City at the New York Public Library. Why I have never attended a gala in an effing library, I don’t know, because it sounds absolutely wonderful. You could dance with books all around you! That is what people do at these things, right? But I digress.
Anyway, Lena opted for a metallic gold gown by Marc Jacobs from the designer’s Fall 2013 collevtion that went right down to the red carpet. Personally, I can’t stand the look (and RCFA wasn’t into it either, so I feel like I’m not just overly scrutinizing it because I’m not really into metallics). Check it out:
The hair feels sloppy, as though she just tousled it with water just beforehand, though I think the choice to go with understated makeup was a good one given the intensity of the overall look. But I don’t love how long this dress is, nor how she accessorized with brown, printed, clunky shoes.
In my opinion, the look was better on the runway:
While I’m still not crazy about the dress, this length is much better for such a bold, borderline busy fabric. Lena, however, wore a full-length gown that drooped on the floor and felt overwhelming to the whole look. Had she worn a dress that stopped at her calves, this would have been a much different look. Plus, you would have been actually able to see her shoes! Which weren’t actually that great, but still–it would have looked better to see something under the dress, even if it was just peeking out. Instead, it just seems as though she’s draped in a gold version of Linus’ blanket.
[Edit: Also, just for clarification, this isn’t about her body; that’s why this post doesn’t mention her weight, size, or measurements. You can critique a look worn by a celebrity–yes, even somebody who doesn’t fit the typical Hollywood mold!–without being critical of her body. Famous people wear clothes. People talk about them.]