Lena Dunham launches plus-size fashion collection in celebration of "being curvy"
London, UK - Lena Dunham is taking on the fashion industry! The actor will be launching her very own plus-size collection with the retailer 11 Honoré, in hopes to tear down some of the hurdles that plus-size women still face in the industry.
Speaking to The New York Times, Dunham said with her five-piece collaboration, she aims to stop the perception that plus-size women are "stupid."
"There’s so much judgment around bigger bodies and I think one of those judgments is that bigger women are stupider," the Girls creator and actor told the Times.
"They eat too much and don’t know how to stop. Thin women must be discerning and able to use their willpower. Bigger women must be limited in their understanding of the world, and they keep doing things that are bad for them."
Dunham went on to say she's had several people tell her she was "stupid" for "promoting obesity."
But the actor knows well how to counter her ill-wishers, saying she wants to "send the message that being curvy is something to celebrate, not simply handle – it’s not a problem to fix or cover up, but rather a really beautiful celebration of having a lot to give."
"It took me a long time, but I love the fact that my body tells a story of vastness, of ample-ness, of presence. And it’s mine and I’m not going to spend a lifetime apologizing for it – I’m going to celebrate it in clothing that says: 'Here I am,'" she added.
The 11 Honoré x Lena Dunham collection as of now consists of a printed dress, a yellow shirt, a tank top, a skirt, and a blazer.
The garments are all named after locations around SoHo, the part of Manhattan where Dunham grew up.
Cover photo: IMAGO / ZUMA Wire