As one of the poster girls for body positivity, Lena Dunham is no stranger to calling out the fashion industry and challenging its lack of diversity on and off the catwalk, but she’s also never shied away from revealing her insecurities or discussing how self-acceptance is a journey rather than a destination.
And on Valentine’s Day, the Girls creator shared how two designers in particular helped her celebrate and embrace her body in the most empowering way.
Taking to Instagram, Lena shared how 16Arlington Co-founders Marco Capaldo and Federica Cavenati asked her appear in their London Fashion Week show, and revealed that although she was initially overjoyed to be asked to model their latest collection, she had some hesitation because she knew it would “hit on a lot of my insecurities - about my body, desire-ability and general coolness.”
“But Marco & Federica are such sensitive, funny and wise artists and they created a show that could make any woman feel beautiful and unusual and happy in her total uniqueness,” she added.
The brand currently runs to a size UK14, so it still has some way to go before it can make “any woman feel beautiful”, but here's hoping Capaldo and Cavenati’s mission to represent women of all shapes and sizes also equates to more inclusive sizing in the future.