Lena Dunham Sells Dress She Cried in When Clinton Lost Election

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Actress Lena Dunham is selling the dress she cried in when Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 presidential election to President Donald Trump, with the proceeds going to Planned Parenthood.

Online luxury consignment store the RealReal is selling Dunham's "Zenzo ruffle-accented printed dress" for $125.00. The dress comes with a personal note from the "Girls" creator and 70 percent of the proceeds from the sale will go to Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the Hill reported.

Dunham is selling 196 pieces of clothing from her closet online.

"I realized I had been carrying around a lot of crap, both internally and externally," Dunham told the New York Times in a profile published on Monday. "I always thought I was going to hoard all my clothes for my future daughter, and now I understand, especially being a woman with a reproductive illness, I may end up with an adopted son, I may end up with a daughter who doesn't identify with her gender at birth."

Dunham posted a picture of herself wearing the dress with pop singer Lady Gaga on Instagram the night of the election.

"@ladygaga let me into her vagina for safety when I cried. And that's beautiful," Dunham said in the caption of the photograph.

@ladygaga let me into her vagina for safety when I cried. And that's beautiful.

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"It's nice to be able to unite my most joyful and frivolous interest, Shopbop, and my most powerful interest, women's bodies and how to protect them," Dunham said of her clothing sale.

Madeleine Weast

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Madeleine Weast is Assistant Social Media Editor for the Washington Free Beacon. She graduated from the University of Kansas in 2014. Prior to joining the Beacon, she was a Communications Fellow at The Charles Koch Institute. Madeleine is from Prairie Village, Kansas and lives in Washington, D.C. Her Twitter handle is @MadeleineWeast.

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