writer, director and performer, Lena Dunham, was feeling nervous ahead of her recent


cover shoot.


That's the story behind a cute


original short, featuring a pajama-clad Dunham and the magazine's editor-at-large, Hamish Bowles.

Read more: Dunham defends herself against claims that a Vogue cover shoot has betrayed her feminist credentials.

Dunham calls Bowles the night before her shoot and he arrives in her bedroom, looking very dapper in a top hat and tails.

The pair seek inspiration from models who've graced the glossy pages in the past.

Check out the awesome result:

How do you prepare for your very first Vogue cover shoot? In this short flick directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, Lena Dunham gets a lesson from Hamish Bowles, with a special assist from supermodels past and present. Vogue / YouTube