- The Washington Times
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Lena Dunham is selling off her wardrobe, including the dress she cried in after Hillary Clinton lost the presidential race, in order to support Planned Parenthood.

The liberal starlet put 169 items up for sale on the luxury clothing sales website The Real Real on Monday, and said she would donate the proceeds to the embattled abortion provider.


Each purchase comes with a note explaining Ms. Dunham’s memories associated with the item, such as the outfit she wore when taking her first picture with her boyfriend, or the gown she wore to the 2013 Golden Globes.

The dress Ms. Dunham wore to Mrs. Clinton’s election-night party, a Kenzo Ruffled Print Dress, 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,” Ms. Dunham wrote in the note accompanying the dress. “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.”

Ms. Dunham, who directed and starred in the HBO show “Girls,” said she would donate the proceeds from the closet sale to Planned Parenthood.

Congressional Republicans have promised to divest the abortion giant’s more than $500 million annual taxpayer allowance to women’s health clinics that do not perform abortions.

In an interview Sunday with The New York Times, Ms. Dunham said Planned Parenthood has “never been more essential.”

“If you had told me six years ago that we would be in the place we are now, I would have said that you were crazy,” she said. “And now, ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ just seems too real. It’s a very, very challenging moment to be a woman in America.

“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,” she added.

Ms. Dunham said she would move to Canada if Donald Trump won the presidential race, but reneged on that promise a few days after the election.


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