Girls creator Lena Dunham Photo: GETTY
We find it hard to believe that Anna Wintour ever actively woos anyone, but apparently that’s what she’s doing to Girls star and creator Lena Dunham.
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The editor-in-chief is reportedly so determined to get 27-year-old Dunham on side that she’s hosting a “top-secret, private” dinner for the star.
“Anna is trying to seduce Lena into bringing her next-generation audience into the Vogue brand,” a ‘magazine insider’ told Radar .
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Dunham’s award-winning series has led her to be tagged the voice of a generation for its honest look at life for young post-University twenty-somethings struggling to find their way in life.
Apparently Wintour is “willing to violate a lot of Vogue traditions to do it, including putting her on the cover even though she doesn’t really conform to the body type that Vogue has featured for most of its history.” Translation: Dunham isn’t a size zero.
“Anna’s perspective is that they need each other.”
It wouldn’t be Lena’s first cover though. She’s already bagged Interview, Rolling Stone and Marie Claire, and we expect there are more in the pipeline.
She’s currently working on screen adaptation of All Dressed Up And Everywhere To Go, the memoir of Bergdorf Goodman personal shopper Betty Halbreich, so at least she and Wintour will have something to talk about.