Jennifer Lawrence in Prada

Posted on January 25, 2012

Awww. Honey, we know how it is. You get asked, because you’re having a pretty damn good year from a career perspective, to get up much earlier than nature ever intended an actress to get up, just so you can read off a bunch of names of other actors who are having a slightly better career year than you are. Worse, you have to treat this like a privilege.

And then, to top it all off…

Jennifer Lawrence poses onstage during the 84th Academy Awards announcement in Prada.

…the lining in your skirt gets all fucked up because you got dressed at 4 am and you’re still just barely awake. Also, photographers are assholes.


Kind of an odd choice of outfit for the occasion, no? It looks a lot better from far away than it does up close. We’re not digging all that pin-tucking in the top. It’s like a cocktail dress for Laura Ingalls or something.


[Photo Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images, Andrew Evans/PR Photos]

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    • Kiltdntiltd

      I love her hair.  Can I start with that?  This was a huge mistake outfit wise. Wrong color, wrong fabrication, wrong shape, wrong length.  Just, well,…wrong. Oh and that weird stretch lace overlay that is oddly off kilter at her waist? YIKES!!!!

      • Kathrine Marlow

        I agree, with everything.  The poor girl looks like a mess from the neck down.  

      • Anonymous

        Her hair is pretty. But man, she really looks like Amanda Bynes in that second photo.

        • Kiltdntiltd

          Its that jumbo eyes stare.  Almost Manson-ish. 

      • P M

        You’re so kind to her :). You start off your ‘feedback’ (yeah, sure, she wants our feedback so badly :D) with what you liked. I notice these things because in Toastmasters, they do the same thing :D.
        In other news, yeah: BAD. This looks like crap. I wouldn’t be surprised to see substandard construction and sewing on these clothes. Just sayin’.
        And she looks shell-shocked.

        • Kiltdntiltd

          How sweet of you to say so.  Its appreciated.  That’s a damned Prada Dress, ferkrissakes.  It should be perfect in every respect regarding construction and finishing.  Somehow though, it looks like a first year design student effort.  Whew.

      • Cathy S

        Agreed. Someone get her a better dress.

      • Nicole

        Agreed. Can I ask if that is even a necklace around her neck? It looks like a small clear shock they use on dogs instead they’re using it on her to keep her awake. Poor Jennifer.

    • Catherine

      If I had to get up that early and be coherent, I would have gone straight for the nearest designer LBD. Eye makeup is kind of tragic too.

      At least her hair looks pretty?

      • Anonymous

        Her hair is pretty.

        At that hour it would be very tough for me to get that right.

      • Anonymous

        This is what you wear to announce the Oscar nominations.

        Ms Monique has herself one terrific stylist who knows how to make her look fabulous even at 4am!

        • Catherine

          Hot damn! She is freaking gorgeous! I would never know it was 4 a.m. by that fabulous look.

    • Cindi Williams

      My nine-year old likes to pair sequined long-sleeved shirts with sweatpants. This look reminds me of that.

      Aside: I asked same nine-year old if she owned any long-sleeved t-shirts. She said, “No, because they wouldn’t be a t-shirt”.

    • foodycatAlicia

      Do you think she woke up in her own bed? This looks like “oh hell, does your flatmate have something I can borrow?”

    • Anonymous

      “Yes! I AM awake at 6am, wearing a Prada apron tucked into a loose-knitted skirt! Yes, I DO think I’m being punk’d! Have you SEEN the nominations list?”

    • Gus Casals

      It looks better from afar, and NEVER from the side.
      But poor Jennifer, not only was she half awake, but everybody else save the evil photographers too, otherwise someone would have said something. ANYTHING. 

    • Jess

      I love her look in the second photo, that is so me at 8am on a Monday morning at my office.

      • Anonymous

        I’m  “wide awake and happy to be here” eyes.

    • Sobaika Mirza

      I’m going to wipe this from my memory and focus on her scorching red ensemble from last year’s Oscars. Yes, that’s much better.

    • Vivi N

      Whole time I was looking at her and the dress like, “Dag.” The only positive I could spin outta this is that is was 5:30 in the morning. *shrugs* 

      • Anonymous

        The “Dag” made me laugh out loud. Perfect reaction to this look.

    • Anonymous

      Oh dear. It looks like a home ec project gone wrong. What pretty hair she has.

    • Anonymous

      That’s a terrible dress. Or skirt/top. Whatever, it’s got too much odd tiny detailing and off putting fabric choices.  That said, her hair & makeup look great for 4am.

      • Anonymous

        The more I look at it, the dress looks like it’s been put together from fabric store sale remnants. What odd choices.

        • Anonymous

          You’re right, that is exactly what it looks like “Muiccia, we have some scraps over here, what should we do with them?”  Sort of the proffesional version of Jarrells hiddy MIss Piggy dress without all the gee gaws and crap hot glued to it.

    • Anonymous

      Outfit is meh and  unlike everyone else seemingly, I’m not crazy hair. I normally love that shade of reddy-brown (making up words here!) but I think it makes her look decidedly average when normally redheads are super sexy. 

      • Denise Alden

        Agreed.  Hair looks a mess.

    • Brian @ PWYJudges

      It didn’t look bad during the live webcast, but it is a total disaster up close. Poor Katniss.

      • MilaXX

        Obviously this isn’t Cinna’s work

    • Anonymous

      Ugh, agree. At least in by book, black rarely looks good paired with pastels, especially baby-room pastels… any exception would certainly not be accomplished in that texture. Shame on you, Prada. 
      I liked her better as a blonde! 

    • Sara Leigh Merrey

      The dress is just horrible anyway.

    • Anonymous

      I once walked halfway through a large metropolitan airport with my dress tucked into my pantihose before someone tapped me on the shoulder and told me. This picture reminds me of that. I’d be really pissed at the photographers.

    • Anonymous

      I will quote my mother here “did you just pull that out of the bottom of the laundry basket?”…..

    • MilaXX

      Nice color but a bit of a Debbie Downer of an outfit. Not what I’d dress a hot, young starlet in.

    • Anonymous

      It makes her look heavy and we all know her body is slamming.  Definitely a bad choice.

    • Lattis

      pretty good effort for a challenge using hospital pads and safety netting.

    • Anonymous

      Totally off topic but I am really hoping we get a post re: FL Michelle Obama at the SOTU last night.  I loved the color and the pin but thought the criss cross detail at the neck thre her bust line off.  I’m curious to see what others thought.

    • Anonymous

      Why is she wearing a dishcloth? Did she spill coffee on herself this morning and try to cover it up? I think that the makeup was designed to make her look awake no matter her real condition.

    • Sandra Oh

      Its a very strange outfit. 

    • Anonymous

      What a fussy mess. You know she and her handlers were tugging at it this way and that all morning. If I had to be presentable at 4 a.m., I would have gone with something easy, chic and sleek – like a sleeved Mila-esque shift.

      • Anonymous

        Just like the one she made for Miss Piggy…which I would kill for. Loved it.

        • Anonymous


    • Judy S

      Ugh. Prada go home. Pretty girl, though.

    • Amy Fee Garner

      THIS is the 4am event that Gordana’s pretty dress was made for.  “Looks like a nightgown….”  pfft.  Would have been spot-on perfect for her to read the names in the dawn’s early light.

    • Judy_J

      This is Prada?  I thought it was leftovers from the church charity barrel.

    • Anonymous

      This is like the ugly version of a nice dress.

    • Anonymous

      None of this works together at all. ’70s Easter Sunday blouse paired with an ’80s clubbing skirt.

      This is the time when a really nice blazer and trousers would have been perfect. Or a simple dress. Or really anything other than this.

      • Kiltdntiltd

        Maybe a couple Safeway shopping bags?  The comforter from the bed they dragged her out of?  Yep, pretty much anything.  How could her handlers allow this to happen?!!

        • Anonymous

          Shit if she had just called me, I could have loaned her something better than this!

    • Anonymous

      I believe that is the worst use of eyelet lace I have ever seen.

    • Anonymous

      that’s one fugly dress/outfit/whatever it is

    • ecallaw

      Really one of the ugliest outfits I’ve seen in a while–nothing pretty about it. And she normally is so beautiful, and I can’t help but think she looks pretty ordinary here from the neck up.

    • Anonymous

      I call bullshit on the getting up early thing.  Actors have to be onset all the time at that hour.  It’s prairie on top and prison on the bottom.  And it makes her boobs look way too low.

    • Anonymous

      Hideous top and skirt.  Static Guard is a must.

    • Anonymous

      Wow, she looks awful.

    • Anonymous

      On the other hand, that color is glorious on her and I would kill to have hair like that.

      But yeah, the dress looks kind of strange in that close-up photo.
      Am I the only one who thinks she looks like Bristol Palin (old face) in that last shot?

    • Patti Lever

      Looks like she just put a skirt over her nightie.

    • Katie Sypher

      When I first saw this dress from afar, I was sure the yellow part of the top was skin.

      But now that I’ve seen the dress up close, can’t tell whether that would be better or worse.

    • Anonymous

      This is unbelievably bizarre, like someone from Etsy took three Prada dresses apart and reworked them.

    • rynerman

      I can do no better than your comment that it’s a cocktail dress for Laura Ingalls because that is perfect!

    • Anonymous

      Man, everybody is loving her hair and I kind of hate it? Both the color and the curls. I feel like I like her better either blond or dark brown, not this in-between, and as for the style…well, I’m used to her hair relatively straight, like in Winter’s Bone (in which she was AMAZING, btw), or in long waves, not this weird, sad approximation of the hairstyle every single remotely famous person defaults to these days.

      I feel like her face doesn’t really look like her face, too? Man, I think she’s so unbelievably talented and I like her, but there is nothing I think is good about this. YOU DESERVE BETTER, J.LAW. SLAP YOUR STYLIST.

      • accidental housewife

        Those curls she has in the front are a lot like what we used to call baloney curls, because they look like a rolled up piece of balogna. Hers are a bit looser, though. And, yes, I’ve noticed a lot of actresses wearing this kind of hairstyle. It’s perilously close to Farah Fawcett hair.

    • accidental housewife

      Poor Jennifer. I suspect she’s never seen Prada, and didn’t realize they make clothes for sister-wives with money.

      Actually, I think the skirt is cute. I assume it’s also outlandishly expensive, so I’d expect the lining to be attached. As for the top – Yikes! There’s no saving it. It’s hideous.

    • Anonymous

      Aw…the poor little thing. Someone buy her a mirror!

    • Anonymous

      “It’s like a cocktail dress for Laura Ingalls or something.”  You guys kill me.

      Did Miuccia make this as a joke dress or what?  The top half is definitely better from afar, but up close, it’s a sad story.  The black skirt?  Whoo boy.

    • Susan Collier

      Holy hell, that dress is So-Not-Flattering in that last picture. Burn it!

    • Anonymous

      Add the stringy hair and cocktail hour eye make-up. What a mess.

    • Anonymous

      Lol re Laura Ingalls! I’m getting a whole Dr Quinn vibe from the top. If Dr Quinn was trying to get laid and had dressed in the dark..

    • Anonymous

      This is not merely a Static Guard problem. This is super-ugly.

    • Sara Munoz

      Uck. I love her. LOVE HER. But ugly outfit.

    • Kris Bruneau

      This looks like a bottom 3 Project Runway entry. 

      • Anonymous

        Guaranteed AUF.

    • Anonymous

      What on earth is going on at Prada?  Hideous.

    • Anonymous


    • Anonymous

      Ew….It looks like bad eyelet bedding fabric.  
      And honestly I wouldn’t have recognized her if it hadn’t been in the title.  I don’t think I have actually seen her smiling in any pictures.  She usually has the serious face on on the red carpet.  She does look chipper for so early in the AM.  
      I like the red hair, but it looks flat and limp, kinda like she did her own hair.  But there had to be a crew to prep her, right??

    • Emily

      looks homemade….

    • Anonymous

      This is Prada??? Oy.

    • Anonymous

      It’s official..her outfit is a Monet.

      Honey call your Bitchy Gay Uncles next time before you get dressed m’kay.

      Oh and I totally didn’t recognize her with the brunette hair.  Looks great though

    • Anonymous

      Her outfit looks like something the designtestants would’ve made out of wee-wee pads and oven mitts and driving gloves. Like, patched together out of totally unsuitable materials and not patched together very well at that.

    • amanda crow

      Well, the “make her look younger for The Hunger Games” thing is working!

    • Anonymous

      dammit, Mystique

    • Anonymous


    • Anonymous

      Prada drunk girl line?

    • Anonymous

      Oh, I really, really hate this.  The top looks like 2 Handi-Wipes put together and the bottom is some sort of net produce bag pulled up over some more Handi-Wipes.  

    • par3182

      She looks like a badly dressed Valerie Cherish.

    • pony

      She’s so pretty (I’m not sold on her likeability, but she is quite pretty). I hope she doesn’t become another walking corpse.

    • Anonymous

      That is one UGLY top to that dress.

      I start by thinking that it might have it’s occasion – but none that I can imagine incorporates the skirt. 

      Poor girl, somebody said “Prada” and critical judgement flew out the window.