One of the "perks" of being incredibly wealthy and successful is that you can hire a team of professionals to make your hair, makeup, and wardrobe perfect at all times. This is why Lena Dunham's style has befuddled people for a solid couple of years now. Why does the award-winning writer/director/actress always look somewhere between sloppy and comical?
This history of unpopular styles is why people have been getting so excited about something the young star did yesterday: she wore something awesome ! To celebrate the momentous occasion, the Internet has been applauding Dunham with headlines like Lena Dunham cuts a trimmer figure at Miu Miu's Paris Fashion Week show and We Wish Lena Dunham Dressed Like This Everyday and Lena Dunham Redeems Her Fashion Sense At The Miu Miu Show.
Dunham admittedly looks great, but what is up with all the back-handed compliments? Why can't Dunham's beautiful red coat be celebrated without body snarking and an implication that she has to "redeem" past transgressions. Dunham may not be the "best dressed" star on most red carpets, but hasn't she already proved that her success isn't contingent on how her hair looks?
Perhaps, though, now that she's "finally" worn a look that fashion snobs like, and now that she is "redeemed," we can all stop caring about how she dresses.