Lena Dunham's childhood dream was to be a fashion designer.

The 'Girls' creator-and-actress has landed her first VOGUE cover and graces the pages of the American edition in an edgy shoot by Annie Leibovitz, with the accompanying interview surprisingly revealing that Lena once starred in piece for the magazine about ''a New York pack of fashion-conscious kids'' at the tender age of eleven.

The precocious star said in the 1998 article: ''I tend not to go for trends. You can only wear them for two weeks... I really like Jil Sander, but it's so expensive. I find Calvin Klein really hard to respect because he's everywhere. I view him as a clothesmonger. But [my allowance of] five dollars a week isn't really enough. I'm just looking.''

Lena also showed off a dress she had made herself, commenting: ''I tried to model this after Helmut Lang.''

Her 'Girls' co-star Jemima Kirke also appears in the feature, marking the beginning of their friendship and collaborations.

Meanwhile, Lena's current cover shoot has already caused controversy, with the iconic magazine choosing a close-up of the curvy star's face rather than a full body shot.

Rumours that the 27-year-old director/writer was being lined up by Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour for a cover have been circulating for months.

Lena simply tweeted: ''Dear @voguemagazine: Thank you. Love, Lena.''