Hillary Clinton goes through her 'Instagram-worthy' college photos with Lena Dunham

Young Hillary Clinton
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It's throwback Tuesday for Hillary Clinton, whose interview with Girls creator Lena Dunham was just released in the first issue of Dunham's newsletter, LennyLetter. Though sneak peeks of the interview were teased last week — in which Clinton gushed about feminism and admitted she turned down Bill's proposal twice before saying yes — the full interview sheds more light on Clinton's formative years thanks to some "very Instagram-worthy" photos Dunham unearthed.

In one photo, a college-aged Clinton stands in front of a lake, which she describes as, "one of my favorite places in college... I just adored it. I would swim illegally every chance I got. It was just a real center for my experience in college." Other photos show Clinton at a debate and a protest.

One photo in particular jumps out to Dunham, though. "Our last question is by far our most important question, which is that we need to ask you about this dress," Dunham said, displaying a picture of Clinton in a "cold-shoulder dress" that she wore for a White House event in 1993.

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Clinton: I'm hardly a fashion icon.Dunham: Yes, you are!I absolutely admit that. But I do love to fool around with fashion and have some fun with it. And so I wore this, and a lot of the political pundits [said]: "What is the meaning of this?" and everything. I thought it would be fun! You've got to still have fun in all of these different roles that you're in or I'm in or anybody is in their life. So this was one of my favorites. It's in the Clinton library, if anybody ever wants to see it.It's extremely chic. I think you should bust it back out.You think?For a potential inauguration.Do you think I should? Do you think I should try to get back into it? [LennyLetter]

While cold-shoulder dresses might have a chance at a comeback, it remains to be seen if Clinton's signature pantsuits will get a revival. Read the entire interview in LennyLetter.

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Jeva Lange was the executive editor at TheWeek.com. She formerly served as The Week's deputy editor and culture critic. She is also a contributor to Screen Slate, and her writing has appeared in The New York Daily News, The Awl, Vice, and Gothamist, among other publications. Jeva lives in New York City. Follow her on Twitter.