Lena Dunham's looks explained
Shirley Kurata loves styling Lena Dunham as she likes to have fun with fashion.
The Girls star isn’t afraid to embrace a bold look, and that’s one of the reasons why Shirley loves working with her. The pair also have a mutual appreciation for mixing high fashion with high street brands, and it’s a formula that both women are happy to continue with.
“I think we do have a shared outlook on style. We both love established brands like Prada and Marni and Saint Laurent, but we also love trying out pieces from indie labels like Creatures of the Wind, Peter Jensen and Simone Rocha,” Shirley explained to vogue.com. “We had kindred spirits in that we both love to experiment and have fun with fashion. And even though we do love high fashion, we also love mixing things up with inexpensive lines.”
Shirley first styled the 29-year-old for her book tour last year. Then a few months later Lena asked the stylist to work with her on her look for the season four premiere of her hit HBO show. Her different work commitments means Shirley has been able to try a number of different ensembles on Lena.
“For suiting, I introduced Agyness Deyn’s line, Title A, since she made great tailored suits that worked well with Lena’s body,” she continued. “For Sundance [Film Festival], I loved the Gary Baseman pieces for Coach, so I made sure she had some of the sweaters for her appearances there. For red carpet, some of the brands I had introduced were Creatures of the Wind, Roksanda, Novis, and Tanya Taylor.”
Lena is a big fan of changing her hair colour, and Shirley admits this keeps her on her toes when it comes to creating a complete look for the star.
“Lena’s hairstyles have changed frequently - from platinum blonde to green to a natural pixie cut,” she said. “I think it’s important to coordinate your hairstyle to your outfit, as some looks don’t always work so well with certain haircuts.”
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