Annie Leibovitz shot the 27-year-old Girls writer, director and actress for the 1960s-inspired cover, in addition to a stunning photo shoot which also stars Lena’s small-screen costar Adam Driver. The editorial features the on-off TV couple traipsing around New York in Rochas and Alexander McQueen, waiting for the subway in Céline and even lounging around at home in Prada and Dolce & Gabbana. Vogue didn’t overlook Adam’s most prominent wardrobe quirk (he’s shirtless, and often so), either, gifting us two prominent bicep shots of the former Marine.
As for the actual cover, it’s a real beauty. In our humble opinion, there are few things in the glossy magazine business better than a well-executed, tightly-framed cover. It displays a seemingly uncomfortable Lena, looking quite Twiggy-like with her choppy haircut and retro polka dot blouse. Perhaps the slight tug of her shirt collar is meant to indicate that this is Lena posing as Hannah Horvath, her anxious and slightly frenetic Girls character—or rather, that’s just the the message Lena is hoping to convey about herself. Either way, the image certainly makes a statement—much like the hyped, delayed release of the cover itself.
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