Lena Dunham Trumps Celebrity Airport Style in Sweatpants

Choose comfort over everything when it comes to flying. No thank you, skinny jeans.
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Choose comfort over everything when it comes to flying. No thank you, skinny jeans.
Lena Dunham and Jack Antonoff at LAX Los Angeles. Photo: GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images

Lena Dunham and Jack Antonoff at LAX Los Angeles. Photo: GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images

Year-round, celebrity airport style is as popular an online topic as street style is during Fashion Month. When famous folks (women, mainly) travel, it's usually a uniform of skinny pants (denim or leather), boots and a roomy blouse topped with oversized sunglasses and some sort of draped blanket coat. Extra style points if she's sporting a red lip and a wide-brim fedora. Since when did celebrity airport style become such a thing? Why do we feel so inclined to dress up for a place where we'll just be sitting down, sleeping or eating bland airplane food?

So we have to applaud Lena Dunham for her sweats-on-sweats-on-sneakers ensemble — a big ol' middle finger to the ladies who breeze through the TSA line wearing pointed-toe pumps. Dunham's "Cindy Crawford" sweatshirt is recognizably by Reformation while her pants are likely from a random promo event swag bag. (Like food, clothes are probably better when they're free.) The "Girls" creator's baseball hat is a normcore classic but also sensible — take it from Karl Lagerfeld, who topped his models with backwards caps for his Chanel spring 2016 airline-themed show. Her boyfriend and musician, Jack Antonoff, follows suit in equally cozy apparel. Only instead of Nike sneakers, he opted for shower sandals and socks. We approve.