Lena Dunham has launched a plus-size fashion range with online brand 11 Honore.
The Girls star announced she was teaming up with the size-inclusive firm on Monday, and the five-piece collection includes a navy pinstriped blazer and miniskirt, a printed dress, a shirt and a high-neck top, all named after locations in Manhattan where she grew up.
In an interview with The New York Times, Len revealed more about the collaboration with 11 Honore, and said that the smart, tailored looks were specifically designed to send a message to the world that being curvy "is something to celebrate".
“We don’t stop loving clothes or having unique styles just because the world desexualises and dehumanises plus bodies. It took me a long time, but I love the fact that my body tells a story of vastness, of ample-ness, of presence," the 34-year-old explained, noting that her collection goes against the mainstream fashion ideal of “only certain plus bodies – under a size 16 – can join the party”.
"And it’s mine and I’m not going to spend a lifetime apologising for it – I’m going to celebrate it in clothing that says: ‘Here I am.’”
Lena also said that her collection did not feature loungewear, because she believes that when plus-size women wear sweatpants, they look like they've "given up".
“If a thin girl wears sweatpants, it’s kind of cute – like, ‘I’m having a rough day!’ But for a chubby girl it’s: ‘You’ve made a lifestyle choice to give up,'" she stated.
The 11 Honore x Lena Dunham collection, priced from $98 (£70) to $298 (£214) and available in sizes 12 to 26, is available from Tuesday.