Since her fairly instantaneous entrée into the fashion world, the voice-of-our-generation, aka Girls star Lena Dunham, has been making stylish friends in high places. Case in point: that custom made Prada gown at last month’s Emmy Awards. And the FROW appearance alongside Michelle Dockery at Miu Miu’s show in Paris. And dinner the night before with Hamish Bowles, Giambattista Valli, Miroslava Duma and Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis. And her Interview mag cover.
Lena's front row companions at Miu Miu S/S'14 L-R: Rashida Jones, Gabrielle Union, Michelle Dockery, Imogen Poots, Dianna Agron and Lupita Nyong'o [Getty]
She’s an anti-fashion refresher the industry can’t resist, but we couldn’t help noticing that in the process Miss Dunham is in not only channelling herself – or Twiggy who she once impersonated in Entertainment Weekly - but a young and angelic-looking Liza Minnelli.
Upon spying the combination of green Cabaret-ready eye makeup and a choppy pixie crop at the aforementioned Emmys, Liza instantly came to mind. Mais non, we thought. Fiercely individual Lena D is seeking style counsel from another? Further investigations into her instagram account and we found THIS:
@LenaDunham: Liza [Instagram]
Dun dun DUUUUN….. See? The Dunham has indeed found some fashion companionship in one of Hollywood’s most talented performers of all time. The more you look, the more you’ll see the similarities – those big, slightly fearful eyes, neat mouth and pointed chin? Doppelgänger alert. And we admire her choice of inspo: no obvious Jane Birkins or Brigitte Bardots for this lady.
Face off! Liza vs. Lena [Rex]
Although Lena has not yet gone the whole hog on the wardrobe front, with fur stoles, turbans and evening gowns for day, could Lena soon be suspender-clad and performing a Fosse routine on a chair soon? Or start off the first of four high profile marriages? Both of those options sound like potential script lines for series three...
What do YOU think of Lena's Liza-look?