Lena Dunham and Hamish Bowles star in "Cover Girl"

How do you prepare for your very first Vogue cover shoot? In our original short, directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, Lena Dunham gets a lesson from Hamish Bowles—with a special assist from supermodels past and present. Produced by Supermarché, in association with Moxie Pictures.

Released on 1/21/2014

Credits

Starring: Lena Dunham and Hamish Bowles

Transcript

00:03
(mellow guitar jazz)
00:28
(phone ringing)
00:30
[Hamish] Hello.
00:31
[Lena] Hey, it's me.
00:33
[Hamish] Hi Lena, what's happening?
00:35
Can you talk right now?
00:37
I'm feeling a little nervous about tomorrow.
00:40
[Hamish] Well I'm in the middle of a dinner party
00:41
but what's happening tomorrow?
00:44
Uh, the cover shoot is happening tomorrow
00:48
and I don't know how to pose.
00:50
[Hamish] Okay, okay, I'm gonna be right over.
00:52
Keep calm, see you soon, a tout.
00:57
Thank god.
01:00
(tribal drums jazz)
01:02
(doorbell rings)
01:04
Let me see, children, how can I make this
01:06
easier for you?
01:08
Tell me what you've been looking at, darling,
01:10
tell me what you've been looking at for inspiration.
01:12
You know, like the usual stuff.
01:13
Candids of Anna Nicole Smith, an image of
01:16
Elisha Cuthbert from Complex Men, and
01:19
a Maxim cover from Pakistan.
01:22
Okay.
01:23
We're gonna take it from the top, we're gonna
01:25
look back at the legends,
01:26
and we're gonna find you a pose.
01:29
You're gonna trust me, right?
01:30
I do trust you.
01:31
Follow me.
01:33
You know what we could do, we could do
01:36
le Kate, romantic,
01:38
Mario Testino, dreamy, ethereal,
01:40
we could do Elle Naomi, channeling
01:43
Josephine Baker, working those bananas
01:46
Do you want robot arms?
01:47
No, I'd keep the arms dead straight.
01:50
We could do Cindy, who's like crazy athletic Amazon,
01:54
feel the core, feel the core
01:57
Wow
01:58
What about Twiggy, like pigeon-toed, goofy?
02:02
That I think you are really nailing.
02:06
That is good.
02:07
I think I'm really starting to get this.
02:10
I think we're ready to take this from the top, with
02:13
(tribal drums)
02:14
Kate,
02:15
Naomi,
02:16
Cindy,
02:17
Twiggy
02:19
Kate,
02:20
Naomi,
02:21
Cindy,
02:22
Twiggy
02:23
Edie,
02:24
Edie,
02:25
Edie
02:26
Shalom.
02:27
Shalom it out.
02:29
Oh wow.
02:30
And into Dovima
02:32
(upbeat swing music)
02:34
Dovima with an umbrella.
02:36
Toto with a doorway
02:39
Lisa with a fan
02:41
and Twiggy improv
02:49
And into Veruschka hieroglyph
02:53
Lauren Hutton
02:56
Cindy in a bathing suit,
02:58
sexy
03:00
I think we need to pick up the beat.
03:02
Can we?
03:03
Let's go into 80s Cindy.
03:05
(snapping fingers)
03:07
Hands in pockets, and
03:09
Giselle,
03:11
Giselle,
03:12
Giselle,
03:13
into Kate,
03:14
Naomi,
03:14
Cindy,
03:15
Twiggy
03:16
Edie, Edie, Varuschka, Lauren Hutton
03:19
Mellet Linga, Mellet Linga
03:21
and the grand finale,
03:24
and vogue and work and work, work work!
03:29
(swing music builds to a crescendo)
03:33
[Lena] Hamish, I think I found my pose!
03:36
[Hamish] We always crack them in the end.
03:40
(old-timey swing music)
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