Lena Dunham is cleaning out her closet to raise funds for Planned Parenthood.
The “Girls” star has listed 169 pieces from her wardrobe on the consignment website The Real Real with her full 70% commission going towards the not-for-profit organization. The sale includes items ranging from a size 4 to a size 12, blouses, pants, dresses, size 8 shoes and a number of purses. Included in the sale are some of her designer duds like the Elizabeth Kennedy designer gown she wore to the 2017 Met Gala, which is selling for C$5300, as well as some eclectic and eccentric pieces.
The fashion blogs and social media users haven’t always been kind to the actress and her taste in fashion. Dunham says she “doesn’t mind” being singled out for her “bad” style.
“I’ve gotten this reputation as someone with notoriously bad style,” she tells The New York Times. “I would say the fashion blogs enjoy a bit of a roast of me. I don’t mind; I’ve always thought the worst dressed were the best dressed.”
While as of Monday morning most of her wardrobe has been sold, there’s still a few key pieces available including a $1900 Zac Posen evening gown, Charlotte Olympia pumps and a Marc Jacobs shift dress.
Dunham, who recently dropped several dress sizes, announced the sale in a New York Times column where she says purging her closet is a part of learning to deal with her endometriosis.
“I realized I had been carrying around a lot of crap, both internally and externally. 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,” she says. “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.”
Ditching her old duds was a walk down memory lane for the actress, whose giveaways include several “Girls”-themed items.
“The clothes for me brought back a lot,” she says. “I was like, ‘There’s a paparazzi picture of me eating a quesadilla in that!’ I don’t want to remember, but there it is.”
The sale comes as Dunham faces backlash for her giving her adopted dog, Lamby, back to an animal shelter. After four years of raising the dog, she claims the dog is too aggressive. The shelter disputes her claims, leading to a feud between the two, which played out online last week. Lamby has since found a new home.