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Season three of HBO’s Girls premieres this Sunday, January 12, but the cats already out of the bag for those who attended one of eight premier parties Monday night. One of those cities was, of course, the show’s supporting star, NYC.
Manhattan got a taste of Brooklyn as Jazz at Lincoln Center was outfitted with a G train subway car and guests drank beer in brown paper bags and snacked on chicken and waffles and lobster rolls. Despite the nod to the subway and public intoxication, make no mistake, the affair was dripping with glitz and glamor. Lena Dunham herself even donned a sequined Rochas gown for the occasion (and looked quite lovely, really).
Fashion heavyweights like Anna Wintour, Karlie Kloss, Zac Posen, and Jenna Lyons (who makes a cameo this season) made appearances, but there were also a number of iconic NYC musicians in attendance including Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth, Body/Head) and Questlove. In fact, Kim Gordon has a cameo on Girls this season too.
Other notable mentions include Karen Elson, British singer Antony Hegarty, who recently wrapped performances of The Life and Death of Marina Abramović at the Park Avenue Armory, where he contributed nine breathtaking songs, and Jack Antonoff of fun. who’s dating Ms Dunham.
So with all the controversy surrounding Girls, how do you feel knowing some of the cities defining artists came out to support (and even act in) the show? Is the media blowing hot air, or does Girls reflect the zeitgeist of 20-somethings in NYC more than people care to admit? There’s no question the show hits a nerve, but it appears it strikes a cord with some of new york cities most celebrated outliers. Dunham should consider herself in good company.