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Hannah—hero of HBO's Girls—spent almost the entire duration of episode 6 clad in the strange, shapeless, possibly stone-washed jumper. She wrote wearing it; she spent a full day at the coffee shop working in it; she then proceeded to wear it to a swanky art party at Booth's swanky house—paired with an equally shapeless reversible rain slicker. The jumper wasn't the focus of the episode, to be sure. But we at Racked became a little preoccupied with it and its homeliness—not to mention its inappropriateness for just everything.
But remarkably, Hannah was not the the most inappropriately dressed character in this week's episode, as she had some serious competition from both Marnie and Shosh. Keep on trucking for the best quips and the notable style moments.
Here Hannah is meeting with an editor of some sort—who offers her an e-book deal. Describing the imprint: "This division is about hi/low." "Like Target," Hannah asks/agrees/hopes. "But it's Toni Morrison doing Target. It's Tom Wolfe writing about his colonoscopy bag."
Why are these bystanders so shocked to see a person throwing up on the sidewalk in broad daylight in Williamsburg? Maybe it's just the clogs.
This is Booth's assistant. She may be the most appropriately dressed character in the history of Girls. She's explaining why Booth's "rosewater ice cream" had a scoop missing—she really wanted to try it. Obviously, the disagreement leads to her quitting/Booth firing her—but not before bragging that her boyfriend is doing the lights for Carly Rae Jepsen tour and she is getting on that bus.
This is Shosh wearing a prom dress at the café in the morning before it's even open. She's listening as Ray goes on and on about his special copy of Little Women from his godmother. Shosh: "How exactly does your godmother think Little Women relates to your shit? Does she think you're a Marmee or an Amy?"
As Shosh rambles, Marnie tries to find something in her closet that doesn't look like its sole purpose is cotillion or a job interview. As you can see, she failed. Shosh thinks the stripes are "too cute." And thinks shopping is "so fun."
This is actually a pretty accurate representation people outside a Williamsburg art party.
Hannah is a little shocked by Marnie's dress—which appears to be made from a shower curtain. Marnie says "it's just a dress." Hannah says it's a dress, "from the future." Meanwhile, Marnie hides Hannah's slicker under someone else's blazer.
Um, a Marnie could never wear this on the JMZ trains. Sorry.
Episode takeaway: Dresses are back—so many dresses. And in the Girls universe, you can wear a denim jumper to a fancy party and a gold lame bustier and skirt set on the subway.
Also, so much literature. Books (but not e-books) and dresses tie for the win.
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