Lena Dunham at 'Girls' Premiere: 'I'm Not Wearing Underwear'

01/10/2013 at 12:30 PM ET

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While everyone else is buzzing about what the four stars of Girls wore to the season two kickoff event, it was what creator Lena Dunham didn’t wear that has us in the PEOPLE offices talking.

The actress arrived in a strapless Valentino jumpsuit and quickly divulged some very personal info: “I’m not wearing underwear,” Dunham told reporters at the premiere, hosted by HBO with The Cinema Society, in N.Y.C. on Wednesday night. Dunham called the move “liberating.”

But in Dunham’s opinion, hitting a red carpet without undergarments was only the second boldest decision she made. She shared that opting for a jumpsuit required quite a leap a faith. “I didn’t think I could get away with [wearing it] because jumpsuit seems like such a dirty word,” the actress joked. “But people are acting like it’s a normal thing to do, so I’m just rolling with it.” (Hmm, wonder if this gave her the idea.)

At the other end of the style spectrum was Allison Williams, who stunned in an embroidered gold top and a black knee-length skirt by Altuzarra, plus flawless makeup (we were so smitten that we tracked down all the details on it) and Fred Leighton drop earrings.

“They’re very old,” Williams said of the danglers. “I’ve asked for the whole story, because when I wear estate jewelry I love knowing the story behind it,” Williams told PEOPLE. So what exactly is the history of those stunning earrings? “I’m waiting on [it]!” she said.

New mom Jemima Kirke stepped out in something we could see her character, free-spirited Jessa, wearing on the HBO hit show: a one-of-a-kind vintage velvet dress by Geminola, a N.Y.C. label founded by her mother.

But perhaps the most surprising look of all was Zosia Mamet‘s. Not only did she select an above-the-knee black dress with a dramatic white neckline and ankle-strap pumps, a major departure from her typically low-key red carpet looks, but Mamet also lightened her locks! Tell us: Which Girls star had the best premiere style? Vote below!

–Jennifer Cress, reporting by Catherine Kast


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Deni Smith on

Wow! Except for the 2nd one, these are some unattractive ladies. They have a TV show?

Stef on

The third one looks like she’s attending a funeral in medieval times.

K on

This show is about real women in their twenties. Not everyone is perfect in real life.

Cosia on

LOL @ K these so called “real women” on the show are ridiculous caricatures. I watch the show as I AM in my 20s and they’re nothing like anyone I know ha. We pay our own way, don’t let our boyfriends basically rape us, have a plan for life, and aren’t completely self-indulgent

Journey on

What was Valentino thinking???

Madeleine on

I actually love Lena’s jumpsuit. And I think it’s great Zosia lightened her hair. It suits her.Jemima’s hair looks flawless.

jean on

Sorry Cosia, but your way of living as a 20 something year old isn’t always right. I’m in my 20s and I let a guy pay my way half the time. I also have no idea what I’m doing with my life other than attend college. Does that mean I’m doing it wrong? Sorry to tell you that not everyone lives the same way. This show portrays just one way of living, not the only way of living.

kris on

Pure talent….love this show!!!!!!!!

Anna on

Can people please stop saying that this show is supposed to be about life for girls in their 20’s. I am twenty-four. I have watched the show on many occasions and have never found a character I could relate to. None of my friends are like this. Yes, the show is quirky and funny. It’s also an exaggeration and I do not really find it ground breaking at all.

rebecca on

i’m 27, and this show has definite similarities with my life/people I know. absolutely love the show.

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