Let me just start by saying that I don't hate Lena, nor I love her.
But thanks to HBO's 'Girls' and a Golden Globes award for best writing in a comedy and musical, this comedian/actress/writer has become a household name. So Vogue didn't waste anytime to put her on the cover. And boy, this cover has raised a topic that's been around for ages now: Air Brushing.
The blogosphere has been swarmed by Dunham's pictures inside the magazine. They say that it's heavily air brushed because she is 'not a Vogue's cover girl size', she doesn't look like herself, yada yada yada. The most ridiculous thing, a blog accused that the bird at the bird shot wasn't real, that Vogue had to post a behind the scene pic on their instagram to proof that it was real. Another blog called Jezebel.com—which by the way super touchy with this topic— offered a $10,000 bounty to anyone who would slip them the unretouched photos from Lena Dunham's Vogue cover shoot.
Here's my opinion—not that it matters: A little Air Brushing won't hurt anyone. But it is wrong if it's super air brushed like Kate Winslet's Lancome ad campaign years ago. I personally think that Dunham's Vogue cover is tastefully retouched. She still looks like her in my eyes.
Nevertheless, I love seeing her as the cover. It feels fresh and young. The inside pictures are also amazing. You can see it full here.
OOH by the way, Vogue.com post this short film featuring Lena and Hamish Bowles. Enjoy!