The towering six-inch Christian Louboutin heels that caused so much trouble for Lena Dunham on the Golden Globes red carpet
Lena Dunham, dressed in a floor-length, custom made Zac Posen gown, looked every bit a bona-fide Hollywood star at last night's Golden Globe Awards.
But her footwear, sky-scraping Christian Louboutin heels, gave her away. As she hobbled up to the stage to accept her two awards, for Best Actress in a Comedy Series and Best Comedy Series for her hit show Girls, she could barely make it across the stage.
The 26-year-old wore the Christian Louboutin Lady Peep style in black, which retails for $945, and stand six-inches off the ground.
Teetering tower: Lena Dunham, dressed in a floor-length, custom made Zac Posen gown, struggled in her sky-scraping Christian Louboutin heels
Early the next morning the actress and writer tweeted one last picture - her gown rumpled in a pile on the floor, with her stiletto pumps next to them, and the caption: 'Walk of Shame'.
Twitter exploded with commentary about her inability to walk in the platforms.
Stuart Emerich, the editor of the Style section of the New York Times, wrote: 'After seeing Lena Dunham at the 'Girls' second season premiere and now the Golden Globes, one thing is clear: high heels are not her friend.'
Another Twitter user wrote: 'Watching Lena Dunham walk in heels is like watching a baby giraffe walk for the first time.'
While one commented: 'I don't understand how Lena Dunham grew up with so much money and still doesn't know how to walk in heels.'
Fashionista said they thought her ridiculous heels were 'endearing.' The website wrote: 'She’s still figuring it all out and is so not like other celebs. It’s still like she’s playing dress-up in her mom’s clothes at these awards shows.'
Earlier in the night, before she hit the red carpet, Miss Dunham tweeted herself about her gown's uncomfortable undergarments. 'If Golden Globes support garment kills me I leave my archives to my mother and my ephemera to my 8 year old friend Coco,' she wrote.
Later, when speaking to Ryan Seacrest, the actress was struggling a little to keep her dress in place.
'My stylist said I have to pull this down and then shift it to the left. For some reason, my breasts have a tendency to sort of shove my dress to the right and I have to fight it back to the left,' she explained.
'I have a set of strict instructions and I'm sticking to them.'
By the time she got to the podium however, fans quickly forgot about her teetering entrance.
Reading from a prepared speech, Lena thanked HBO as well as her cast and crew, including producer Judd Apatow, whom she crowned as an 'honorary girl.'