Jennifer Lawrence in Christian Dior

Posted on November 12, 2012

We have many, many questions, darlings. Questions like:

Is it wrong that we burst out laughing at the sight of these pictures?

Are we terrible?


Jennifer Lawrence attends the ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ New York Premiere in Christian Dior.

Christian Dior Spring 2013 Collection/Model: Daria Strokous (WOMEN)

Is this a costume party or something?

Is she celebrating Halloween two weeks late?

Could someone please explain why a gorgeous 22-year-old is looking like a frumpy 50-year-old?

Does she have a hickey?

Is that a pencil case she’s carrying?

Is this all meant to be a salute to LIZA?

Was her hair color on sale at CVS that week?

Are her pants supposed to be doing that?

Does she realize that her makeup makes her face look swollen?

Is this all a cry for help?

We’re gonna go with “yes” on that last one.


[Photo Credit: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images,]

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  • RzYoung

    In the spirit of ‘nothing nice to say then say nothing at all’…I’ll, er, say nothing at all.

  • And honey, that scarf is a total drag queen moment.

    • Meaning that real queens are going to drag your off the red carpet with it, because you’re not fit to be seen?

  • I’m sad to see her makeup go the route of Taylor Momsen. You’re too pretty for that, J Law. 

    • Sobaika

      Remember last week when TLo rhetorically asked if we could picture JLaw in KStew’s eyemakeup?

      Her people clearly read this blog.

      • Right? Girl, that is SO Not Your Makeup.

        • EveEve

          Why, oh why, can’t these gals get a highly skilled makeup artist to create about a dozen different makeup “looks” (they are probably called something different in makeup-land?)  for different occasions/lighting, and take photographs of each of them, and stick them in a folio to take-with, with detailed application notes. That way,the woman can just pick out one, and take the photo with her and ask to have it replicated whereever she is.   This one  should not be in her folio.

    • notoffred

      I was thinking this was KStew style, personally. 
      ETA: Ah, this is what I get for opening TLo up in my newsreader and not refreshing the comments.

  • gabbilevy

    Go home and start over, dear. I’m not sure a total redo on the hair and makeup would fix the problems with the suit (even ditching that sad bow would be an improvement), but it would be a good place to start.

  • schadenfreudelicious

    perhaps she’s retaining water??..even her hand looks puffy…not sure what she was trying to go for with the “jaunty scarf”…whatever it was it’s not working…

    • Mismarker

      Someone get that girl some Midol.  

  • Kayceed

    Eek. I think she’s trying for a Euro-glam, Bianca Jagger sophisticate look, but simply doesn’t have the gravitas to pull it off. She is an apple-cheeked beauty, and while she doesn’t need to go all ingenue, she should work with her freshness. One doesn’t have it forever, after all.

  • ChiliP

    For god’s sake, Jennifer! Get your shit together! You’re beautiful and talented and now have lots of money thanks to The Hunger Games- there’s no reason you should look like a French Riveria spy who cuts her bangs with a lawnmower.

    Ok, now that I’ve gotten that out of my system…Actually I think it’s somewhat endearing that she doesn’t always nail it on the red carpet. I shudder to think what I would have been photographed wearing if I skyrocketed to fame at 22.

  • miagain

    I hate scarves worn that way… I can not get by that… this whole outfit is dead to me…

  • xmixiex

    ouch, ouch, ouch and ouch.  

  • In all fairness, her face often looks swollen. 

    • Sobaika

      She has a cherub-cheeked freshness that I really like. But the heavy eye makeup and poor contouring is not doing her favors. The best she’s ever looked was in that Baywatch dress at the Oscars.

  • lchopalong

     Looks to me she caught sight of herself in a photographer’s lens in the third picture. She is not amused.

  • PeaceBang

    Wow. She is serving up some Tanya Roberts realness here. Or whatever the name of that erstwhile Charlie’s Angel is. I’m not sure what’s happening here but the swollen face is of concern. 

  • Anathema_Device

    Heh, you went all Roseanne Rosannadanna on us with this post, T Lo, and with good reason. The other day you featured her and I thought, “My, what a chameleon this girl is. She can pull off just about any look.” (Based on her film roles and editorial pictures.) Well, shut my mouth. Girl cannot pull off an ill-fitting suit and shitty hair.

    Too bad, too, because that is a killer suit! Once again, frustrating our attempts at getting more female stars to deploy ladypants.

    •  And man-o-man, is the fit on that jacket wonky.  It seems a consistent problem with the stars who have much in the way of ladyfronts.  A word to all of them: if it don’t fit, don’t wear it, even if it is free.

      • Anathema_Device

         It is pretty rare that I see a gorgeous woman half my age wearing something and think, “Oh honey, give that to me. It would looks so much better on me.” That’s a bad sign for Jennifer here. LOL

        • Girl needs to wallop her stylist, now.
          And yeah, you could rock that suit something fierce. Minus the ridiculous scarf action, or course.

      • formerlyAnon

        I think the fit on the jacket is odd on the model as well. It looks too large through the torso (well, she IS a model) but then does all that it can possibly do to make the hips look wider with those odd pocket flaps making it worse. Maybe I’m wrong, maybe it would flatter some women, but this just looks like a difficult ensemble.

        The realities of Ms. Lawrence’s enviable figure just compound the problems. The cut of the pants is fine on a model with stick thin legs but does Ms. Lawrence no favors, at least as photographed.

  • Oh dear. Oh, honey, no. 

  • Well she, um,… its just that,…
    oh, never mind.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    Roadkill in fashion form.

  • Deac82

    at least “Silver Linings Playbook” is getting great reviews.  I reaching here for something positive to say…

  • Funkykatt

    The Grand Dame, Jennifer Lawrence.

  • hmariec19

    That hair is truly unfortunate.  C’mere, hun.  Let’s go get some mani-pedis and talk it out over some glasses of bubbly, mmk?

    • decormaven

      While you’re at the salon, talk her into getting some acrylic nails. If you’re going to sport that kind of look, you need some talons to accomodate it. Jungle red!

    •  Are they filming “Catching Fire” right now?   Because those might be Katniss hair and nails.    Which, of course, does NOTHING to mitigate the horror of the rest of the outfit.

  • Ceur

    I’m more concerned about the fact that even her hand looks swollen. Girlfriend needs to see a doctor! On the way, lose the scarf and the hair, please.

    • dress_up_doll

      Her hands do indeed look swollen. I can’t be too hard on her for this look. I’ve seen many women (much older, mind you) with this look. I just think that the problem is that she’s too young and it’s a bit severe.

  • Jennifer Coleman

    Geez. She looks like she unsuccessfully auditioned for the role of a Bond girl who gets banged and killed in the first 15 minutes of the movie. Too, too bad because she is one of the few celebs that is naturally fresh faced and very sexy at the same time.

  • She looks a little…bedraggled here. That bow is great if you feel the need to conceal a turkey neck, but she’s still got youth on her side, and the hair looks like it deflated somewhere along the way, all adding up to what looks like a rounder face than usual. She needs to lighten up the brown (I like the tone for winter, but that’s WAY too dark), and go back to wearing the sexy-cute-bold stuff she’s good at. 

  • MoHub

    Looks as if one of our plethora of DC black squirrels crawled onto her head and curled up for a nap.

  • Karen Belgrad

    “Tell me more, tell me more, like does he have a car… uh-huh, uh-huh”

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    Kind of a kristy mcnichol thing going on?  But, no… it’s a miss nonetheless. 

  • I blame you TLo, I blame you both. Ask and you shall receive they said. So they asked. “More pants on the red carpet please.” And so they receievd. In the weeks since its just been a parade of questionable crotches and shame. Thanks uncles, thank you very much.

  • MilaXX

    Is this payback for her admitting that in the Hollywood/fashion world she is considered obese? Why on earth did they do that to her? 

  • Deedles

    The thumbnail made me say, “Wow, Joan Jett’s had a bit of work done.”

  • Danielle Maillette

    This looks like a Virginia Slims ad from the 80’s.  Feel free to interpret that as you wish.

  • Hey Guys, not all 50 something women are frumpy :}

    • schadenfreudelicious

      in fairness to TLO, don’t think they were calling all 50something women frumpy, just that she looks like an example of “A” frumpy 50 year old…cause i sure as hell aint frumpy 🙂

  • Janet B

    Apparently wearing pants on the RC is more difficult than I can imagine.

  • Mismarker

    That hair color does look pretty harsh.  Has to be for Catching Fire, right? Seems the studio could have sprung for something that looks a little more natural than Miss Clairol Shitstorm Brown.

  • Le_Sigh

    Oh my – gurl, what happened?

  • StephanieLovesTLo

    I thought it was Jackie Collins when I first saw the pictures.

  • Inspector_Gidget

    Yikes. She does look like she’s on her way to a Career Retrospective on her 30 years in Lifetime movies. At Denny’s.

  • Guess Cinna didn’t style that hawt mess.

    Laws, those lips look bad.

  • She just looks so…90s…

  • Vaniljekjeks

    Oh honey, when did you turn 47? 

  • Pat Benatar called.  She wants her look back.

  • f_yeah_marie

    All I know is her hair color is for Hunger Games. There are no excuses for everything else, unfortunately.

  • ojosazules

    She needs to take that scarf off and use it to hog tie her stylist.

  • Candigirl1968

    I was thinking about Jennifer this morning and I think the problem is that she doesn’t really seem to have her own style – other than an affinity for too much black eye makeup.  She randomly lurches from one end of the spectrum to the other and seems to get talked into things that simply make no sense for her.  Perhaps if Jennifer had a better sense of her “fashion self,” she would be able to say no to outfits like this.

  • kolokOlchik

    Her hand actually does look swollen, so perhaps there’s something to it.  

  • snarkykitten

    Can we add “why is she sporting a cone head?” to the list?

  • My first thought was “LIZA.” So yeah. 

  • formerlyAnon

    This jacket is an Illustration of a cardinal rule: if the ensemble is unflattering to the model – the woman whose professional existence depends upon making clothing look good – it is not going to be flattering on most of the rest of us. Even those of us who are professionally required to be attractive.

  • piecesofconfetti

    Oh sweetie. You’re too pretty for this.

  • 1. No
    2. No
    3. No
    4. Maybe
    5. Sometimes 22 year olds try to look older……in 20 years, it will reverse.
    6. Could be
    7. If so, it’s an expensive pencil case
    8. No
    9. Definitely NO
    10. Probably not
    11. Subliminal, but yes.

  • mhleta

    I agree, but what would you dress her in? She’s clearly a dirty jeans and flannel kind of girl. I’d love to see her in something that reflects her rogue spirit while making the most of her immense beauty. 

  • J-Law has always looked like she’d been filling her face with Radiesse or something.  Not only does her face always look puffy, but her cheeks on film look hard and immobile.  Same thing with her lips.  

    • shirab

      I wonder if it’s something else, maybe a health or medicinal issue, because my first thought when looking at the close-up of the clutch was that her hand looks swollen. Not just youthfully plump, but swollen.

  • Imasewsure

    I think she wants to make sure we understand that she is a very very very serious person (and she’s doing a great Liza/Elisabeth Taylor impression, poor dear)… hugs to Ms JL who is having identity issues this week!

  • AnaRoW

    The hair’s for “Catching Fire”, which is currently filming.  I seem to remember similar comments about it when she was filming “The Hunger Games”. I don’t know what’s going on with rest of the outfit except that, judging from the wall behind her, she was required to wear Dior.

  • Snailstsichr

    I was sure she was dressing as Suzanne Pleshette in a re-make of the Bob Newhart show.

  • Once again the problem is Dior, and whoever is forcing this girls to wear that!!! 

  • Isana Leshchinskaya

    oh my lawd. i love you jen so so much, but what? this outfit has potential though. remove scarf and cami, put your hair in a sleek, deep side-part low bun, remove the kohl, add red lipstick, some dangly earrings, and an enameled clutch, and you would look striking as hell. why cover up your amazing neck? blech. no. leave this look to bo derek.

  • The pants don’t even fit well on the model.

  • Whenever I see a scarf deployed like that, I automatically think it’s holding up the person’s head. As far as I know, J Law wasn’t decapitated recently.

    • l_c_ann

      I lived in the Quarter in New Orleans, so when I see a scarf deployed like that I think transvestite or pre-op transexual. 

      • I think that when I see a choker or something that would clearly cover an Adam’s apple, but thick and tightly tied like that? Definitely holding her head on.

  • BuffaloBarbara

    Oh, bad choice.  No.

  • Kenisha Hill Phillips

    My reaction can be summed by the conversation I had with my husband, who has zero fashion sense.

    Me: How old do you think she is?
    Him: 45?
    Me: She’s 22.
    Him:… That’s upsetting.

  • DaveUWSNYC

    That crotch is insane.

  • CJHogan

    When I first saw the picture before I read who it was, I honestly and seriously thought, “Wow, Michelle Lee looks fabulous for her age.)

  • Girl, that’s not your bangs.

  • julnyes

    Oh dear.

  • It has to be a costume. A Liza costume definitely.

  • Oh noes!

  • njmanang

    Is she sick? Not only her face is swollen, look at close-up of hands. It looks swollen too. Bloated?

  • lbl

    Oh, this is bad. I’m honestly a little worried about this Dior collaboration as I don’t think she really fits the brand, but we’ll see. Hopefully they turn it out for red carpets during award season. Also, is her hand swollen from set or it she sick?

  • pookiesmom

    Oh, HONEY. Let’s cry it out over a pint of Ben & Jerry’s, ok?

  • jonnyf8

    Michele Lee?  Knots Landing?  Where have you been lately.  Not even a Lifetime movie.  Glad to see you’re out and about again.

  • Yikes. I feel sorry for the poor thing.

  • She even looks like she hates what she’s wearing. Nothing is right about this – the hair color, the hair style, the suit, the thing around her neck, the random pink clutch, and the shoes. 

  • luxerina

    “Lawrence had been walking out just as Russell had been walking in, and they’d been cornered by photographers. “Come on, someone take mercy on her and let her get out of those shoes!” Russell demanded, jokingly, as Lawrence pretended to tumble backwards from her sky-high Dior platforms, grabbing onto a large potted plant for support. “I can’t take them off,” she pretend-sulked. “My publicist is the boss of me. That’s why I’m wearing a dog collar.” She was wearing a ribbon choker, also Dior. 
    “Where are her flip-flops and sneakers?” shouted out a concerned Russell. “This is what friends are for.”  
    “I left them in the car,” Lawrence shouted back over her shoulder, hobbling out of the hotel. “They’re in the same place as my soul.”

    Impossible to like this look, but I always enjoy her comments.

  • Allison Woods

    I tried to rock similar versions of this in the ’80s, when I was that age. Seeing it on her, I wish someone had told me to dress like a hot young thing, because no, that shit doesn’t last very long.

  • quiltrx

    Her lips look weird.

    And those pants are giving the model a ‘package’ too.  Just wrong.

    And in my imagination, Jane Fonda is wearing this and looks fabulous.

  • hellomissmadeline quotes her as saying at this party, “My publicist is the boss of me. That’s why I’m wearing a dog collar.” So apparently she’s no great fan of this outfit either. 

  • Louise Bryan

    What’s with the Suzanne Pleshette hair?  And the swollen hands?

  • neofashionista

    I love her she looks like she was playing dress up at Kmart or something, cute

  • She looks like she has edema. Are you really gonna get all snarky that she is ill? C’mon. 

  • guest2visits

    One of the worst fitting outfits ever. The jacket and the scarf don’t do much for the model either.
    I’m just a tiny bit long waisted and I feel like this is an exaggeration of what I go through trying to find jackets and tops;
    I hate that the trend has been shorter-cut shirts, blouses, etc. and that almost all the merchandisers jump on the same train for
    fashion; making it impossible to find what you want or need. Just like the couple of years when there were only extremely low ride
    jeans or pants on the shelves.   End Rant.

  • Lilak

    Maybe this one shoulda played Elizabeth T. for Lifetime?

  • Dior sucks now.  This looks like a Kasper suit.  Gugh.

  • Linda Granger realness.

  • librarygrrl64

    First reaction: “Well, hey there, Liza!”

  • Puffy, this makes her look so young she has baby fat. She looked better in old jeans, flannel shirt and a puffer vest.

  • Unbelievable this was Rachel Zoe’s styling. Something clearly went wrong.