It’s a serious honor for any female celeb to grace the cover of fashion bible Vogue magazine.
And HBO’s Girls creator/actress Lena Dunham has scored the honor for February’s issue. But why are we not seeing more of Lena on the cover?
The photo is a close up of the 27-year-old’s face with a hint of a polka dotted blouse buttoned up all the way to her neck. The magazine’s cover shots usually showcase the star’s body - see Katy Perry and Sandra Bullock - as well as showcase the fashion that encompasses all that is Vogue. With Lena, all we get is her head and just a hint of neck. And a really ugly shirt.
Similar controversies have occurred when Elle magazine covered up plus size Melissa McCarthy in a giant coat on their cover. The same magazine took heat for a recent Mindy Kaling cover that supposedly covered up the non-size-zero TV star while giving thinner actresses like Alison Williams (Dunham’s Girls co-star) a full body cover.
To Vogue‘s credit, Dunham’s curvier frame is featured beautifully in a series of high fashion looks inside the magazine. But we have to ask, why not on the cover?