PHOTO: Lena Dunham Channels Twiggy for 'Entertainment Weekly'

12/05/2012 at 03:00 PM ET

Lena Dunham as Twiggy
Courtesy Entertainment Weekly

Lena Dunham was one of this year’s breakout female stars, but for her Entertainment Weekly photo shoot, she paid homage to another female icon: Twiggy.

The Girls actress channels the ’60s star for the magazine’s Entertainers of the Year spread in a floral-print Comme des Garçons dress and dead-on Twiggy-esque hair and makeup consisting of a mini-bouffant and cat-eye liner.

And it turns out that Dunham was obsessed with her final transformation. “She loved it, she absolutely loved it,” Dunham’s hairstylist Rheanne White tells “She was taking pictures of herself and she kept [on] all the makeup to go out that night.”

Brigitte Reiss-Andersen, who was responsible for Dunham’s retro makeup, explains that during Twiggy’s time period, imperfections were actually encouraged. “In the ‘60s, they weren’t afraid to accentuate what we might now consider a problem, to exaggerate droopy eyes, for example,” the makeup artist says. “They would go for it and make them droopier. I gave Lena a droopy shape and that’s what gives the look drama.”

Click over to for all the details on Dunham’s beauty look, and pick up the current issue of Entertainment Weekly, on newsstands now, to read Dunham’s story. Tell us: Does the actress look good as Twiggy?

–Jennifer Cress

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J on

She looks more like Barbra Streisand than Twiggy.

Alysa on

She doesn’t look like Twiggy. About 20 lbs over Twiggy’s weight

Sherri Long on

That’s what I loved about the 60s, the teased hair and the dramatic eye makeup. Not all could pull it off, but the ones who could looked great to me

P on

She looks like Liza Minnelli

Kim on

I’m sorry, she doesn’t look at all like Twiggy.

GuesT on

She looks like Jo Ann Worley from Laugh- In. If anyone remembers that show.

fanta on

If you pay attention to the wording of the article is says “channeling”, “Twiggy-esque”, and that she was paying homage. No where does it say she looks like her, nor did Lena say he did. There is nothing wrong with taking style inspiration from classic icons and making them your own, that’s what fashion is about. Stop being so hateful.

Dallas on

I am a teen from the 60’s and believe me this girl looks nothing at all like Twiggy looked back in the day! Twiggy was chic and amazing…this girl is average!

pj on

Er. No. Lena, get over yourself and continue reducing women to losing one’s virginity and merely having vaginas.

Bettie on

Come one, she cannot compare~

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