The Hunger Games Germany Premiere

Posted on March 17, 2012

If this gaggle of famewhores doesn’t get the weekend off from their poledancing, then why should we get the weekend off from being judgmental bitches, amirite? Line ’em up! Because two of them got it right and the other two need to look to the two who got it right for guidance.

Confusing, yes. All will be made clear, darlings.

Jennifer Lawrence in Marchesa

Marchesa Fall 2012 Collection/Model: Jacquelyn Jablonski

We would have liked this so much more without the cheap streetwalker shoes. It’s a hell of a dress, but we think she’s making the freshman mistake of letting it do all the work. There’s the aforementioned sad shoes, to which we can add sad clutch and sad hair. Seriously, girl. The hair’s been driving us nuts. You’re breaking out a string of showy dresses and pairing them with second-shift hair. Come on now. You’re too young to be pulling a Jolie.

Elizabeth Banks in Elie Saab

Elie Saab Spring 2012 Collection [modified version]/Model: Abbey Lee Kershaw (NEXT)

Well, Lizzie’s found her type of dress and she’s sticking with it. Vivid shades or red, yellow and orange, usually beaded or with some other form of interest. It’s working like crazy for her and so far, she’s been winning the red carpet for this film hands down. We have newfound respect for her and will cite her as a case study for future ladystars who need lessons in managing the red carpet in order to manage your career.

Oh, and see, JLaw? See how pretty and polished her hair is? Make a note.

Liam Hemsworth in BOSS Black

We’re of two minds here. He’s been wearing a black suit with a vest and black tie for practically every HG appearance. On the one hand, we’re big fans of finding what works and sticking with it. On the other hand, a colored tie wouldn’t kill you, Liam.


Josh Hutcherson in John Varvatos

See, Liam? Josh has been sticking to a uniform as well (lots of greys and neutrals with a vest or sweater), but we can’t honestly say he looks like he’s wearing the same outfit over and over again. The patterned tie against the patterned shirt? Perfect. Visual interest, darlings. It’ll save even the most boring and standard of outfits.


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  • sarahofalessergod

    Damn, Elizabeth has just been SHUTTING IT DOWN.  I want to like J.Law’s dress, but it reads a little too ice dancer to me, and those junior prom shoes are awful.

    • finnishmaria

      I think it would be a lot better and less ice-dancer-y if it was just a skosh longer — like how the model’s dress fits.

      • MilaXX

         I think the hooker shoes are the problem. This would look better without the platform pump and in a contrasting color.

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      • Spicytomato1

        I was thinking the same thing. It’s a subtle difference, but the length on the model’s is so much better. The model’s shoes are a much better choice, too. 

        However, do I think this is the best of the dresses we’ve seen J Law in as of late. It feels younger and fresher to me. 

        Too bad she failed so spectacularly with the hair. It looks like gym hair, except that her bangs have obviously been curled with a curling iron. Horrors! Makes me want to reach through the screen and intervene somehow.

      • I don’t think it’s longer on the model, she’s just skinnier and it creates an illusion of length. They both hit right about the knee.

        • adnama79

           I think the model’s lack of boobs changes the silhouette of the dress quite a bit, as well.  It was not designed with breasts in mind.

          • sarahofalessergod

            So true.  And very few designer dresses are designed with breasts in mind, sadly.

          • finnishmaria

            Indeed! Also the model’s version the skirt tapers down a bit on the sides — and the one that she is wearing doesn’t look like that at all.I wonder if the dress was actually changed – or if it is just because a different body type. 

  • NC_Meg

    I am getting so good at picking out Marchesa dresses. It is overdone and a little (sometimes a lot) tacky? Do you wish she had wore literally anything else? It’s Marchesa. JLaw messed it up but I’m bowing to Elizabeth Banks.

    • VioletFem

      Agreed. Although, this is someone toned down for Marchesa.

  • tween00

    JLaw’s dress looks like an anatomy lesson on the pectoral muscles. Not sure I dig it.

    • JasmineAM

      I was coming here to say the EXACT same thing. “Here class, is the rectus abdominis”.

    • It is seriously giving me the wim-wams.

    •  Slim Goodbody from the 70s.

    • Adriana_Paula


  • la_lala

    Love how Elizabeth Banks is standing on the logo so it looks like her train is blending into a ring of fire. You KNOW that shit was not by accident. Love her!

    • Just what I saw, too!  It is sooo smart!

    • MilaXX

       I noticed both her and Jen have been doing that. I think the ladies are pretending they are on a tribute tour of Panem.

      • miwome

         Lord knows I would be.

      • adnama79

         Yeah, pretty much all of Elizabeth’s dresses have been very “girl on fire.” 

  • schadenfreudelicious

    JLaw’s shoes need to be burned with fire and the dress should go back to the skating rink from whence it came….

  • howdoilook

    E-Banks lookin’ FLAWLESS. Go ‘head, girl.

  • GorgeousThings

    Of course, those cheap streetwalker shoes probably cost more than a month’s salary for us hoi-polloi. That’s the tragedy. That and the fact that any gal with boobs should avoid that Marchesa dress.

    EB rules!

    • BrooklynBomber

      Exactly. I think this is why I feel the way I do about Marchesa: the woman is merely the canvas for the dress, and if it’s not the right canvass. . . 

      On the other hand, I love the modification on the Elie Saab. EB looks amazing.

  • Scott Isaacs

    And once again, this contrarian, on first glance, before even reading TLo’s assessments, guessed and got everything completely backwards. Exhibit #5489 why I am not a fashion blogger. Maybe I was just blinded by Liam Hensworth’s good looks. Rowr.

  • VicksieDo

    EBanks does look great, but she’s NOT the girl on fire, she played the Capitol creep!  I wish Jennifer was wearing that dress…

    • AthenaJ

      Exactly! Effie’s role is diminished as the series goes along, but Katniss is always the star of the show… maybe as we get to the 2nd and 3rd movies Jennifer will shine as she gets a bit more polished and experienced in all of this.

    • Amy Ellinger

      I agree. I’d actually like to see her in more purple-y colors to better connect her to her character’s wardrobe, and step it down just a tiny notch. It’s not the Oscars every time.

      Then again, this is probably the role that will get her the most publicity of her career, so she’ll milk it all she can.

    • MilaXX

       but Effie always wore the best Capital Couture.

  • Josefina Madariaga

    He’s just a few years younger than me, but Josh is so adorable I can’t stand it. Every time I see him, I want to squeeze his cheeks and tickle him.

    • Amy Ellinger

      dangit I had a good dirty-ish comment about squeezing cheeks, but then i looked at that little half-shy smile again and lost my train of thought!

      • HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA nice one. and i sooo feel you.

        i love him, don’t love the giant liam

        • Amy Ellinger

          Giant Liam looks too much like Jim from The Office….

    • joe_tey83

      Hahaha, what? He’s a Manly Man, not a Tickle-Me Frodo!

    • VicksieDo

      Neither of the male leads does a thing for me.  Which is fine, I’m old enough to be their momma!

  • lonepear

    That Marchesa looks like the fabric version of Lady Gaga’s meat dress.

  • Sara__B

    I do NOT like Jennifer’s dress at all. Not even on the model, and since Jennifer has actual breasts, it’s worse on her. She should consider letting Elizabeth’s hair person give her pretty, polished hair, too.

    Elizabeth’s stylist deserves a raise. The guys look fine, but I’m beginning to think grey is not Josh’s best color.

  • That hair on Jennifer. UGH. Terrible. I just think that all these dresses are wearing her. 

  • DominoEstella

    I think they all look smashingly good.  Jennifer Lawrence’s body is ridiculous!   It’s refreshing to see an actress that actually looks healthy.  

  • indigospade

    Jennifer Lawrence’s dress is pure fug. looks like a bunch of skeletal musculature. like if she ripped her skin off.

    Liam is looking as fine as ever <3

  • kingderella

    i think they all look very put together.
    but i think JLaw (love the moniker) tends to look more ‘generic starlet’ than she really is on the RC.

  • quiltrx

    JLaw’s looks too much like JLo’s red licorice jumpsuit in The Cell.  It’s distracting.

  • Ugh, her hair is terrible. My hair looked better than that after 8 hours in a hairnet working at a fast food place in high school.

  • Anathema_Device

    That dress is hitting Lawrence all wrong around the hips. It is too short and/or too tight through there, so it is ooching up on her.

    Banks nails it again. The boys look great to me. Not exciting, but good.

  • Terence Ng

    I like JLaw’s dress, I just wish it was floor length. Then it would have more of the Fire Chrysanthemum vibe I dig so much.

  • I feel like I’ve been writing the same thing on every Hunger Games post.
    JLaw – Stop it with the yoga hair. Also, she’s got that great, athletic body that a lot of 90’s supermodels had, so I don’t understand why she isn’t rocking more American sportswear like Michael Kors and Calvin Klein (2011 Oscars, anyone?). She needs to leave the fussy dresses to Elizabeth.
    Elizabeth – Killing it. Every time. But now she’s been killing it so consistently that I kind of want to see her in something else besides a vivid, beaded gown. Is she up to the challenge?
    Thor Jr. – I’d prefer it if he used the red carpet as an opportunity to do shirtless pushups. On top of me.
    Josh – STOP PARTYING SO MUCH. I don’t care what the little hobbit wears, his pasty grey face destroys any fashion cred he’s wearing.

    • aw, he’d be a college freshman or sophomore if he wasn’t famous, so i cant knock on the partyin’ ways

  • When I first saw that Marchesa dress it reminded me of exposed muscle fibers. Now that I see it on Jennifer, well – it still does. I’m not squeamish but there’s something decidedly off with a walking medical model.

  • brookeinmn

    Elizabeth is the clear winner here…just perfect. Love the hair. Liam looks like an undertaker. So glad Josh ate some wheaties and got some color back for Berlin! Jennifer’s hair was a pretty updo in the back, but yeah, a little blah from the front. Glad to see her wearing a brighter color, icky shoes.

  • BrooklynBomber

    Oh, and to me, Elizabeth and Liam look better. Maybe that’s partly because Elizabeth & Jennifer are both in red, and Liam’s in black, which seems right for the movie. Then this Josh shows up like he didn’t get the color memo AND looking like he’s ready to go to his job at Merrill Lynch.

    • Spicytomato1

      Yeah, Josh’s looks reads “stuffy banker” to me, too.

  • Pants_are_a_must

    Elizabeth Banks, once again showing the unborn stars how it’s done. She’s been dressing to every premiere like she’s in the Oscars. YEAH.

    I also vote to stop calling Jennifer Lawrence JLaw, because I can’t be the only person who confuses that with Jude Law and JLo.

    • I vote to stop calling Jennifer Lawrence “JLaw” because I’m tired of the firstname/lastname mash-ups. Alas, I’m sure my wish is not to be.

    • Anathema_Device

       I keep thinking Jude Law, too. And I think, “How the hell did I miss a picture of Jude Law in this post?”

  • VermillionSky

    The top half of Jennifer’s dress is cool, but my first thought was “Bodies The Exhibit.”

    •  I thought the same thing – it resembles those anatomical charts of muscles! Too many red striations!

  • lalahartma

    Yes, Jennifer’s dress looks too much like a flayed body.

    • turtleemily

       Maybe she was watching the sixth season of Buffy on the plane and got inspired.

  • Jen needs to step it up with the hair.  I’m going out for lunch to a food truck thing and I have better hair than she does.

  • Laylalola

    Absolutely Elizabeth looks great — but in my mind’s eye it’s the same dress running three or four straight days in a row.  

    Jennifer is such a knockout — I can’t believe someone hasn’t been all over her about her hair.

  • siriuslover

    Yeah, JL’s hair could be better, but I still think she looks cute. And Josh Hutcherson on the RC reminds me of Daniel Radcliffe’s days on the HP RC. Quirky cute.

    • DinahR

      I was just going to say that about JH, reminds me of Radcliffe!   I think this look is adorable and so appealing on the right man.  Very smart on both of them. 

      • holdmewhileimnaked

        i also like the idea of these tiny macho boys w/ squished character faces. i dont know that this one has the inner seriousness that the other has, but i think, w/ his guy guy/straight not narrow business he may be giving it his best.

    • Jlaw’s hair is dreadful.  Someone needs to take the curling iron away from her.  Her bangs will thank you.

  • PeaceBang

    Well hello, Miss Banks. That is quite a gown. But too much for a movie premiere? I don’t blame them for not having any idea how formal these things really are, and I’m sure a premiere in Germany vs a premiere in LA are two different events. That is one of the greatest gowns ever. That is an OSCARS gown, woman! Love, love, love it.

  • holdmewhileimnaked

    from the waist up the marchesa is one phenomenal dress. at the waist it gets iffy, when you get to the drop waist it all goes downhill as quickly as the rock you trip over before you fall off the cliff.

    • Farthingale

      Yep, why cut JLaw’s beautiful hip curve? Why? For some leg flesh? Really? I think her stylist must be too “young”. Meaning Jen probably hired someone “young” and “fresh” who doesn’t have the chops and the EYES to see what they’re doing. You think you’ll be getting young and fresh, but you get labored, uncritical, dissonant, uneven and well, not much punch or panache. I don’t see skill at work here. I see a hodgepodge of fashion “rules” with no experience and wisdom to make them work for Jen.

    • Farthingale

      OMG. Now I’ve gotten myself all frothed up. The more I think about it the more outraged I am. A DROPPED waist? On JENNIFER LAWRENCE. A. Dropped. Waist. My head is exploding.

  • You like her meat dress? It looks like her skin fell off and we’re looking at her shoulder muscles.

    • Farthingale

      I’m fantasizing it’s been abandoned, kicked into the corner of a hotel bathroom. Filthy garment.

  • MilaXX

    I like this dress better on Jen, but those shoes and OMG the hair. Please find the person who did the hair in Paris. Elizabeth is plain old shutting it down!
    Guys are okay, as mentioned Josh is working the suits, but Liam’s in a bit of a rut.

  • alyce1213

    The Marquesa dress is hideous and not at all suitable for Jennifer Lawrence.
    For me, all her RC appearances for Hunger Games have missed the mark in one way or another. This one the most.
    I still haven’t seen her look better than the 2011 Oscars, when she wore the red Calvin Klein (she was nominated for Winter’s Bone).
    She’s a gorgeous, talented woman, but lately she’s dressing like a big old Hollywood Barbie.

    Props to Elizabeth Banks.  Maybe there’s hope yet for Jennifer.

    • Spicytomato1

      E Banks is really taking charge, fashion-wise. It’s almost like she sensed that the younger three stars were ill-equipped to bring it to the red carpets so she decided to step up and a) show them how it’s done and b) inject a dose much-needed drama to the event.

  • SapphoPoet

    I think that’s too much dress for Jennifer Lawrence–she’s just not up to it. 

  • butter nut

    ok jlaw’s dress looks like a tired old ice dancing costume from 1983.  it puts a good 20 lbs on her flawless figure & she looks like a total frumpy derp.  ms banks on the other hand is KILLING IT!  i didnt think i could like anything better than that yellow dress the other day, but this is fierce!  WERQ!

  • Farthingale

    JLaw’s stylist get’s a “fail”. Trying too hard for a literal “girl on fire” reference, the stylist stuffs Jen into this gown that not only totally obscures her banging body, but cuts her lovely hip curve in half by moving up the hemline (“because you HAVE to right? Because if you’re a young actress you HAVE to show leg.” derp.) This dress is for someone with no curves, that’s what all the skeletor musculature is in front, “flesh” for girls who have none. Put it in a box and send it to Rooney Mara. 

    I bow down to Elizabeth Banks and her stylist, as should JLaw, who has probably already booked her/him for the next two films. The dress on her is DIVINE. She OWNS it. And the hair, my God, the hair. Clean, styled, not overworked, touchable, PERFECT. 

    Whoever called out “Calvin Klein” for dressing JLaw’s body is right on. This is a body to showcase, not one to obscure and make precious by frippery. This reminds me a bit of how poorly Christina Hendricks dresses, because her body seems tortured into her gowns instead of lovingly showcased by them. 

    Who else designs for a curvaceous body?

    Those shoes are a crime. LAZY. LAZY. LAZY stylist. Boo.

    • Laylalola

      Just a couple of days ago I wouldn’t have realized how astute the comparison is to Christina Hendricks — I caught some of X-Men: First Class the other day and had no idea the blonde was Jennifer Lawrence, she really is such a knockout and interestingly that too was set in the 1960s (though Jennifer’s character was more the go-go boots type). It would seem impossible to make Jennifer Lawrence look bad (and she has never looked bad during these premieres) — but heck if someone isn’t really failing at just dressing and styling her properly because she’s still  hitting it out of the park with such a baaaaaaaad fit, baaaaaaad shoes, baaaaaaaad hair.

  • kim i

    i love how peeta’s head is on fire, as well. 

  • DebbieLovesShoes

    That red Marchesa dress on Jennifer Lawrence looked to me, in the chest area, like one of those medical anatomical pictures where they strip away the skin and show just the muscles.   I know.  Sorry….. now that’s all I can see……

  • OneTwoThreeFashion

    love the gowns!

  • gabbilevy

    Man, do those kiddies look tired or what? Ebanks is not only shutting it down in the dress department, but she’s the only one that doesn’t look like she’s about to keel over. OK, Lizzy, you’ve proved your expertise is head and shoulders above your costars, now give ’em a few tips to get them through the tour. 

  • UsedtobeEP

    Is Jennifer standing on a platform, or is Josh that much shorter than her? 

    • sk8tfan

      He’s 5″6. Slightly large for a munchkin. Short for Katniss. Hopefully he stands on a lot of boxes and they have good screen chemistry to make up for it.

  • vmcdanie

    The only part of J Law’s outfit I mind is the shoes and their clashing reds.  In other news, I’m finally just now reading the book and she is going to kill in that part.

  • PeaceBang

    Dear Jennifer, in case you’re reading. Hang in there, kid! We know you’re only 21 and you’re in the process of becoming insanely famous right before our very eyes. You’re doing great. You were born when I was in graduate school and that’s why I feel protective of you right now. Go ‘head and make as many fashion blunders as you need to. You’re smart, talented and gorgeous. Love, Auntie PB

    • malvernite

      nice. bigup for this. cutting youngsters slack as they find their way thru trial and error is awesomely generous.

  • Little_Olive

    Josh is serving some serious Daniel Radcliffe there.

  • poggi

    Elizabeth Banks has played it perfectly. She has worn sophisticated, attention getting dresses but she never looks like she’s competing with a 20 year olds for sexiest blonde. She looks beautiful and classy.

    • Jennifer Lopez needs to have a conversation with her immediately.

      • poggi

        Yes, she does. Hopefully the influence will work in the right direction (Banks–>Lopez) and we won’t end up with Banks sporting dresses in which the plunging neckline and the leg slit meet up in the middle.

  • calimon

    This JLaw, she does not know how to pose for this kind of dress. She is posing like she’s in jeans and a tee.

    • buildmeatower

       That’s what’s killing it for me. The dress on its own I could handle (and actually quite like, to be honest) but the posing is all twee and girl next door when it should be pretty much the opposite. Essentially I’d say she needs to stop letting the dress wear her instead of the other way around.

  • filmcricket

    JLaw’s dress barely works on the model. It looks terrible on her. Serious mis-step. I wish she’d go with something a little more “her” – these overly fussy dresses don’t seem like her style at all.

    Elizabeth Banks looks good, as usual, but I’m getting a bit tired of how much she’s obviously trying to outshine Lawrence on this tour. It’s weird that she’s even there; Effie’s an important character, but not as vital as Haymitch, or Prim, or, arguably, Cinna. I do give her props for how “Effie” her frocks have been, though.

  • altalinda

    For me, a big problem with JLaw’s dress is that she doesn’t have a good liner under it.  Instead, we get a band of white, what is it, a half-slip?
    Josh – meh – tired of the grey suit and vest.  Liam, on the other hand….!

  • Love Josh’s tie and shirt.  LOVE.  I’m swooning over Ms. Banks now.  WERQ that shit girl!  And yes, JLaw has some  “I just ran out of the house to grab some milk” hair.  

  • I wouldn’t call them famewhores.  They have to show up at these things, and they’ve been pretty classy in their interviews.  The real famewhores could take some lessons.

  • Sophie Collier

    Jennifer’s dress reminds me of a BodyWorlds exhibit.  Don’t Google if you’re squeamish.  

  • Never confuse movement with action.

  • Are we really going to go another year giving people ridiculous shortened names?? JLaw? I wish THAT would go out of style!!

    • Farthingale

      Sorry LJoy.

  • bluefish

    The Marchesa dress is an abomination no matter who wears it.  

  • rainwood1

    I would have picked the opposite two.  E. Banks looks overdressed compared to her co-stars and I didn’t care for the change in neckline.  The 3-piece suit is a little precious or maybe it’s just too much look for someone short of stature.  Jennifer’s dress is a knockout and the rest of the stuff doesn’t bother me at all.  A classic dark suit and tie is always a good choice.

  • Meelah

    Jennifer Lawrences dress looks like muscle tissue under the skin.  Reminded me of that exhibit that showed what the human body looked like under the skin.

  • Ellie Rowe

    Elizabeth is standing over the symbol which is FABULOUS because it looks like her dress is slowly fading to flames.

  • sockandaphone

    i think its just a bad case of “girl thats not your dress” for jlaw

  • Ms_Flyover

    When you typed JLaw, I wondered where Jude fit into this post.  TLo before morning coffee is not my best idea, apparently.

  • sid123

    Is Josh Hutcherson the devil?

  • Vic

    J. Lawrence is young. She’ll learn. As for E. Banks: girlfriend is rocking it. 

  • miles is gonna kill Liam :)) lol