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Lena Dunham Defies the Dog Critics, Continues to Make a Difference with Mega Closet Purge

Dress Like a Girl?

BY // 07.11.17

Aside from her impish sense of humor, Lena Dunham’s multifarious wardrobe also matches her unconventional nature. Who could forget her single shoulder, Rei Kawakubo-inspired, Elizabeth Kennedy gown she wore at this year’s Met Gala? Or her more archetypic styles from her Hannah Horvath Girls days?

Well, all of those pieces and more are now up for grabs.

On Instagram, the operatic women’s health advocate announced a collaboration with online consignment shop The RealReal to sell 169 clothing pieces out of her closet. Dunham says that the 70 percent commission she makes from the sales will go directly to Planned Parenthood.

Items range in price from $35 to $4,000 and each purchaser will receive a handwritten note from Dunham herself explaining the significance of or detailing a certain memory of the item bought. That’s surely better than another endless conversation about Dunham’s ex-dog.

So far, Lena Dunham’s closet purge has racked up more than $26,000 in sales.

After the end of the successful six-season run of Girls, Dunham felt like it was the right time to get rid of some of the items in her closet, and with Congress set on limiting Planned Parenthood funding, the star felt there was no better time than now.

“I always thought I was going to hoard all my clothes for my future daughter, and now I understand, especially being a woman with a reproductive illness, I may end up with an adopted son, I may end up with a daughter who doesn’t identify with her gender at birth.” Dunham tells the New York Times.

“You can’t live for the future that does not yet exist. I have to take all this good fashion fortune I’ve had and spread it.”

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