The election of Donald Trump hurt Lena Dunham so much that she cried on election night. Now she's selling the dress she wore during that emotionally crushing time to benefit abortion giant Planned Parenthood.
The co-creator of HBO’s The Girls, Dunham is selling 169 items from her wardrobe on TheRealReal, an e-commerce consignment shop. Most of the items are already sold, though several of the pricier items remain – such as Dunham’s Elizabeth Kennedy 2017 Met Gala gown, priced at $4,000, and her Zac Posen satin evening gown, selling for $1,495.
The "Kenzo Ruffled Print Dress" which she wore on election night has already sold for $125.
“I’ll be honest and say it was selected with a different outcome than me sobbing with my head in Lady Gaga’s lap,” Dunham wrote in a note accompanying the item. “But we continue to fight, we always fight for progress and the future, for our planet, and our children, and this dress to me represents so much the spirit of hope that I know will get us through.”
The New York Times reports that the actress is donating her "70 percent commission from the sales of her clothing to Planned Parenthood Federation of America." She said her donations hinged somewhat on gender ideology and her battle with endometriosis.
"I realized I had been carrying around a lot of crap, both internally and externally," she said. "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. 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."
Her move comes in reaction to Congress threatening to strip Planned Parenthood of federal funds.
“It’s a very, very challenging moment to be a woman in America,” Dunham told the Times. “Planned Parenthood’s never been more essential. The work that I’ve done with them has really become front and center to my life, really as important to me as my art in a lot of ways.”
Her "art," remember, chiefly consists of her appearing publicly nude at every opportunity.