What started out as a well-meaning sweatshirt has led to an uproar on social media over mixed messages about fat shaming and body positivity.
These days, stars let their accessories do the talking. Whether it’s supporting Planned Parenthood, GLAAD, or the ACLU, politically-savvy celebrities are turning the spotlight on themselves on the red carpet onto causes near and dear to them with hats, purses, pins, and more.
Lena Dunham attends TimesTalks: a final farewell to the cast of HBO’s Girls at NYU Skirball Center on February 1, 2017 in New York City. Lena Dunham reached a major milestone on Wednesday night: looking “cool” for the first time in 17 years — at least, according to Jemima Kirke. Rocking her new ombre hairdo, Dunham paired a blue and black crop top with a black midi mesh skirt.
Lena Dunham has never been shy about her body. In early 2014, Jezebel infamously paid someone $10,000 to send in un-retouched photos of Dunham’s Vogue cover shoot — which the site then published as GIFs juxtaposed with the edited versions.
Gloria Steinem holding a protest sign (for a LIFE photoshoot) in the ‘60s. (Photo: Instagram) In the newest edition of the Lenny Letter this morning, Lena Dunham, who will be producing a new HBO comedy called Max about second-wave feminism, interviewed “founding mother of second-wave feminism, an ally to the civil-rights movement, and a proponent of intersectional activism” Gloria Steinem. During the interview, Dunham admitted that “I feel the happiest I’ve ever been” speaking with Steinem. Of course, the interview wouldn’t be a Dunham experience without some confessions (although we wish they were juicier).
Photo: IMAXTree You might not have heard of Eckhaus Latta, an indie label which started in 2011 and has heralded pansexual fashion, but you’ve certainly heard of one of the models who walked in the Spring 2016 show. Grace Dunham, sister of Lena Dunham, made her runway debut on Monday. The poet and actress, who will appear in Lena’s critically acclaimed show Girls on HBO this upcoming season, was chosen alongside a crew of professionals and non-models to show the brand’s dresses and tops with innovative cutouts, inventive silhouettes, and shirts and skirts using very thin fabric. Dunham was selected as one the lucky stars because she’s friends with designers Mike Eckhaus and Zoe Latta, both Rhode Island School of Design alumnus.