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Lena Dunham Trumps Celebrity Airport Style in Sweatpants

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.

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