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Another reason why Girls might make you cringe: The clothes are specifically chosen based on their gosh-what-was-I-thinking? quality. The show's writer-director and 2012's arbiter of cool, Lena Dunham, explains, "We are very conscious about what the girls are wearing. We spend a lot of time talking about that outfit you can't believe you wore but you know you spent three days dreaming up." [NY Times]