Lena Dunham Channels Twiggy for Entertainment Weekly
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Lena Dunham gets Twiggy with it.
However, for Entertainment Weekly's 2012 Entertainers of the Year photo shoot, the Girls creator's hair and makeup were an all-out homage to the pin-thin ’60s industry icon.
Dressed in a floral-print Comme des Garçons dress, with a Twiggy-inspired mini-bouffant and exaggerated lashes, Lena Dunham plays the mod-model Twiggy character to a T (literally).
”She loved it, she absolutely loved it [her retro transformation]. She was taking pictures of herself and she kept all the makeup to go out that night,” hairstylist Rheanne Whiten told EW.
White, who cut Dunham's chic pixie back in September, drew inspiration for the EW shoot from hair icon Vidal Sassoon, who created Twiggy’s career-making cut. “He basically inspired hair dressers to start lightening it up, loosening those edges up.”
New York based makeup artist Brigitte Reiss-Andersen complemented the hair with strong, geometric makeup, saying, “In the ‘60s, they weren’t afraid to accentuate what we might now consider a problem, to exaggerate droopy eyes, for example, they would go for it and make them droopier. I gave Lena a droopy shape and that’s what gives the look drama.”
Head to EW.com to read more, and then pick up this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly, on newsstands now.