Vogue Crowns Lena Dunham "The New Queen of Comedy"
Lena Dunham's February cover of Vogue had been little more than a rumor before the magazine released it this morning. But as it turns out, this isn't the first time the polymath entertainer has appeared in the fashion bible's pages.
"When she first appeared in Vogue in 1998, she was eleven," writes Vogue's Nathan Heller for the magazine's February issue. "It was as part of a spread about 'a New York pack of fashion-conscious kids' . . . 'I really like Jil Sander, but it's so expensive,' [Dunham said]. 'I find Calvin Klein really hard to respect because he's everywhere. I view him as a clothesmonger.'"
Since then, Dunham (who's wearing Burberry on the cover and dons everything from Rochas to Alexander McQueen inside the magazine) has gotten famous for being just that honest, especially when it comes to her work. But even though she bares the truth — and more than a little skin — on her hit HBO show, Girls, Dunham says she's actually an incredibly private person.
"I have a really great private existence, almost more like a memoirist or a columnist would, and less like an actor would," she says. "Which I enjoy, because I can't overstate how much I hate leaving the house."
See more images of Dunham, and a few great moments from her profile, below. For the full story, visit Vogue.com.