When Girls Met Eloise

By Amy Adams for Vanity Fair September 2011

When renowned illustrator Hilary Knight heard that Lena Dunham had tattooed his most famous character, rambunctious six-year-old Eloise, onto her backside, he sent Dunham a signed set of the beloved Eloise children’s books. Dunham replied with an invitation to visit the cast and crew on the set of her award-winning show. Here, a look into the filming of the third season of HBO’s Girls, through the eyes of Hilary Knight.

The Cast on Set

Twenty-seven-year-old director, writer, producer, and star Lena Dunham with a crew of seasoned and awed pros. The scene: Zosia Mamet’s Shoshanna and Allison Williams’s Marnie are about to battle it out.