Lena Dunham at the 2014 Point Honors New York Gala is a Sequined Vision in Marc Jacobs
You guys, we think the impossible may have happened: Lena Dunham — star of HBO’s hit series Girls and everyone’s favorite writer, producer, actress, and just all-around person — has given us one more reason to love her. And no, it’s not because she’s landed yet another amazing magazine cover, made another awesomely hilarious friend, or directed another kickass music video. This time, it’s because she showed up on the red carpet yesterday looking absolutely killer in a getup far more glamorous than anything we've ever spotted her in before.
Effortlessly capturing the spotlight at the 2014 Point Honors New York Gala in New York City on Monday, Dunham must have turned every head on the red carpet when she made her appearance in a bronze, all-over sequin number from iconic fashion designer Marc Jacobs. Featuring a flawless fit and fabulously femme v-neck, the long-sleeved, floor-sweeping, metallic gown took Dunham’s typically quirky style to an elevated level of chic. (And it definitely doesn’t hurt that the Girls actress and soon-to-be-published author knows how to work a dress this dramatic with an equally sexy and sassy attitude, striking pose after perfect pose all along the red carpet.)
But her fierce fashion didn’t stop with the dress. Styling the outfit with a wavy bob, nude lip, and sultry, smoky eye, Dunham found a way to make her ensemble look even better than we could have hoped. Even her shoes — a pair of chunky, snakeskin-printed pumps that may have gotten a little lost in her sea of sequins — were notably more glamorous than the typical black and nude heels she’s known to sport.
Last night’s look was a big departure from Dunham’s style of late, as she’s been showing up to everything from Girls premieres to SXSW wearing simple, printed numbers that, while notably cute, haven’t knocked us off our feet. After seeing last night's look, we’re crossing our fingers that the talented actress and director is taking a new turn with her red-carpet style, opting for more high-fashion and glitzy ensembles that show off a different side of her personality (and are a far cry from anything Hannah Horvath would ever wear).