We were going to classify this as a “Girl, That’s Not Your Dress” moment, but we reconsidered at the last minute.
Jennifer Lawrence attends the 38th Annual Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards in a Valentino couture dress paired with Roger Vivier sandals and clutch.
Valentino Couture Fall 2012 Collection/Model: Mirte Maas (WOMEN)
Because even though we don’t think J Law looks best when she attempts more PhD-level, capital-F Fashion like this, and even though she clearly doesn’t quite know what to do with that wonky hem (pro tip: not a dress for the shoulder-width stance, dear), we think this dress is way too pretty to dismiss from her wardrobe. In other words, the look’s got issues, but we can’t, in all honesty, say she looks bad. The fabric is stunningly beautiful. It even seems to work fairly well with her coloring, all things considered. We normally shoo the pale blondes away from yellows, but this time, it works. We even like her “Heidi of the Swiss Alps” hair.
We don’t know… can’t put our finger on why, but this looks better to us the longer we stare at it. She just needs to learn how to pose while wearing it. And to switch out the shoes for something else. A silver metallic makes sense; it picks up the silver in the dress. But we don’t think these shoes quite work with it.
We fully expect the Bitter Kittens to not follow us on this one.
[Photo Credit: Izumi Hasegawa/PR Photos, style.com]