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01/02/2013 at 06:00 PM ET

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Being famous has its perks — and Lena Dunham is just discovering one of them. The actress tells V magazine that since hitting it big with her HBO show Girls, she’s been receiving lots of lovely presents from fashion designers.

“I cannot deny it, and I cannot get over it. And they actually send [clothes] in my size,” she says. “They fit, and what people should know is that I always wear them. Somehow even if I wouldn’t have bought it, the fact that it was free and my grandma’s depression-era mentality make me think it is the most beautiful thing I ever owned, and I wear it for several days straight.”

Dunham — who’s displayed an eclectic sense of style so far — first made fashion waves at the Met Gala in May, when she wore a custom emerald-green Wes Gordon high-low dress with bright-pink Stella McCartney pumps. Then for the Emmys in September, she chose a navy Prada lace gown with short sleeves (our personal favorite). And most recently, Dunham donned a color-block navy and cream below-the-knee Roksanda Ilincic dress with gold platforms for November’s Glamour Women of the Year Awards.

With Dunham’s fashion experimentation comes some freedom too; the actress says she’s thrilled to have a role that isn’t all about her dress size. “I ate cake for breakfast on the day of the Emmys, I ate cake for dinner, my workout didn’t require Spanx, and I still feel like I looked better than people expected me to,” she declares. “It was amazing.”

We hope she indulges in the same for the Golden Globes (she’s a nominee!) — and we can’t wait to see what she’ll be wearing. Tell us: Have you been a fan of Dunham’s style so far? 

–Jennifer Cress

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