The third season of Girls premieres this Sunday on HBO — with the official premiere tonight in New York City — and the show’s leading ladies have been very busy promoting the new episodes.
On Monday morning, Allison Williams appeared on both the Today Show and Live with Kelly and Michael to discuss her character Marnie Michaels’ plight in the season premiere, as well as to unveil her brand new February Elle cover. This is Williams’ third cover of 2014 — she is featured on the January issue of Glamour Mexico, as well as InStyle‘s UK edition for February.
We weren’t really surprised to see her pretty face all over the glossies — from the beginning, Williams has made a play toward the fashion industry, only wearing high-end designers like Oscar de la Renta and Michael Kors, and sitting front row at a selection of top Fashion Week shows, including Jason Wu and Prabal Gurung. What we did find interesting, however, is that Williams, not Dunham, scored the majority of the hard press for Girls‘ third season thus far. Plus, Williams’ Elle co-cover stars are all the writers and producers on their respective shows, much like Dunham, making Williams a bit of the odd woman out.
Zosia Mamet, a rising star among the fashion set, has also been popular this month: She’s the cover girl of ASOS Magazine, and has a full editorial in the January issue of InStyle. Jemima Kirke, who might be the most well known for her individual style, has remained slightly under the radar, with only a few indie press appearances in the last few months, including a profile in Brooklyn Magazine, an apartment visit with New York-based site The Glow, and lookbooks for hip labels Scosha and Stone Fox Bride.
So, with all of this media attention, we have to wonder: Where’s the show’s creator and star Lena Dunham? She appeared on Good Morning America on Monday to discuss what’s in store for her character, Hannah Horvath, this season, but since Dunham has covered major magazines like Interview, Rolling Stone and Marie Claire UK in the past, we find it odd that she’s not represented. Could it be that she scored the most exclusive February cover of them all, Vogue? She was spotted with Anna Wintour a few months back, and that would explain her absence in the fashion glossies — which have really embraced Dunham — so far.
An HBO spokesperson assured us that Dunham “will also have significant magazine coverage,” adding, “However, I do not feel it is my place to share this information with you.”
We’ll have to wait and see, but read on for the highlights from the Girls January and February editorial takeover.