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HBO Girls: Fashion Not What It Used To Be

18 May 2012, 18.02 | Posted in Fashion | 2 comments »

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It’s interesting that Vogue did a piece covering the look of HBO’s Girls because one thing this show seems to be not about is fashion. Or at least it’s played very differently from the show Girls most frequently compared to, Sex & The City, for which fashion repeatedly was cited as the show’s fifth character.

Indeed, while the writer & star of the series, Lena Dunham, pays the requisite tribute to SATC via a giant poster featured on the studio wall of NYU student, Shonshanna (gosh I love that name), it’s something of a backhanded compliment as she is Girls’ least hip character with fashion choices that tend to be more mainstream mall-ish what with her matching Victoria’s Secret bra & panties, short-sleeved Juicy hoodies and ack, even a Snuggie! In many ways Shoshanna represents the final ripple of that which was spawned S&TC, with the end results not all that pretty much less chic. (And actually I have a theory that Dunham secretly has mixed feelings about the SATC comparisons, would prefer ones made to Seinfeld, and in the ultimate teenage rebellous move accidentally-on-purpose does a lot of stuff that kicks dirt on its main themes.)

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