Girls ended forever last night, and in this season’s ‘inside the episode’ segments, Lena Dunham decided to roleplay your hip grandma. She did have a half-up/half down top knot à la Khloe Kardashian, but she also wore a peacock feather-print chiffon frock and some statement jewelry that looks like it belonged to my cool Grandma Carol in Key West. If you watched any of these behind-the-scenes moments like I did, aka kind of drunk—I’m sure you too couldn’t help but imagine Lena as a reefer-ed out Woodstock alum.
But what was she trying to tell us? “I fucking live for The Golden Girls?” Or is she re-branding as that new coworker who seems chill but also always hits ‘Reply All’ on company-wide emails? The whole thing feels strangely reminiscent of those Real Housewives reunions where the stars come in looking way too glam for life and I’m left wondering, you do realize we know what you look like, right?
I can’t tell if her beaming white sneakers scream, “Bitch, I’m street style” or “I have arthritis in my knees,” but the beaded necklace is only there to tell us she spent a semester abroad in Argentina and buying beads from a street merchant was like, a super deep experience for her. And don’t forget the top knot, which is literally only there to remind you that, despite her outfit’s voyage through time and space, she is still in fact, a millennial.
Ultimately, I feel like this crazy outfit was a good choice for Lena. She’s clearly serving psychic-in-training looks, so maybe that’s where she’s headed post-Girls. Like all of her work, I’m questioning it just as much as I’m living for it, so I guess she’s starting off her retirement right—literally.