Lena Dunham strikes a quirky pose for her first Vogue cover - but why does it only show her face?



Lena Dunham is pictured posing in a polka dot shirt for her very first Vogue cover.

The 27-year-old is hailed The New Queen of Comedy in the February issue, and sees her interview take place during the filming of season three, which premiered on Sunday.

But the fact that it is just a head-shot rather than a full-body image may raise questions about the U.S. glossy's attitude towards larger body shapes.

Regardless, Miss Dunham looks sensational on the Annie Leibovitz-shot cover. And an inside shot does pay tribute to the curves that she is so fiercely proud of.






In any case, it seems the star is very proud of the results, as she tweeted a link this morning with the words: 'Dear @voguemagazine: Thank you. Love, Lena.'

The interview sees Miss Dunham share insights into her rise to fame, her on-screen alter-ego's nudity, and her relationship with Fun's Jack Antonoff.

The couple were set up on a blind date by his sister, designer Rachel Antonoff, and admits falling for him came as something of a surprise.

'I’d been like, If I never date again in my whole life, I’ll be fine with it! I want to work and rescue rabbits and be a notable eccentric!' she said. 'I had a whole romantic idea about singledom, and then, of course, that’s the moment when you meet someone that you really care about.'

MailOnline revealed that Miss Dunham had landed the coveted spot earlier this month.

While it was yet to be announced officially, Anna Wintour gave her seal of approval to the actress-writer and her hit HBO show by turning up to the season three premiere in New York earlier this month.

The U.S. Vogue Editor-in-Chief, who wore a colorful Prada fur coat from the same collection that Lena wears in the issue, attended the HBO/Cinema Society-hosted event with her daughter Bee Shaffer - a big fan of Girls.

She was extremely friendly with the cast, and posed on the red carpet with Lena. She also gave Alison Williams a big hug and a kiss once inside the venue.

A representative for Vogue would not confirm or deny whether Miss Dunham would be appearing in the new issue, on newsstands from January 22nd, saying only, 'I can't comment on rumors of future editorial.'

However the source added to MailOnline: 'Anna does love these Girls.'

But this is not actually Miss Dunham's first time in Vogue. In 1998, the magazine reveals, she featured as an 11-year-old in a spread about 'a New York pack of fashion-conscious kids'.

Sporting an outfit she had made herself, she had told the title: 'I really like Jil Sander, but it’s so expensive. . . I find Calvin Klein really hard to respect because he’s everywhere. I view him as a clothesmonger.'

Rumors of a Lena Dunham Vogue cover had been milling since October when it emerged that Ms Wintour would be hosting a dinner in honor of the Girls creator in a bid to persuade her to feature in the magazine.

According to RadarOnline, a 'well-placed magazine source' said that Ms Wintour, 63, wants to use Miss Dunham to attract younger readers to Vogue.


'Anna is trying to seduce Lena into bringing her next-generation audience into the Vogue brand,' they said.

'And she’s willing to violate a lot of Vogue traditions to do it, including putting her on the cover even though she doesn’t really conform to the body type that Vogue has featured for most of its history.'

If the rumors are true, she would be one of a small number of curvier women to front the glossy fashion title.

In the magazine's recent history, Adele is the only other 'larger' celebrity to have featured on its cover. The title was praised for cropping the singer's body just below the bustline after the UK edition was slammed for dodging the opportunity to feature a larger body by only showing her face.

The February issue of Vogue hits newsstands on January 22.

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