Jennifer Lawrence at the Dior Couture Show

Posted on July 02, 2013

Aw, we feel like Jen’s not gonna get a lot of love for this one (except maybe for the Jeniacs, who would praise her if she wore a burlap sack smeared with pudding), but we actually kinda dig it.

Look, before you scroll down to get the whole effect, bear in mind that she’s at a couture show in Paris.


Jennifer Lawrence attends the Christian Dior Fall 2013 Couture fashion show in Paris.

Christian Dior Resort 2014 Collection/Model: Marine Deleeuw (ELITE)

We probably wouldn’t want to see her wear this anywhere else but a couture show in Paris, but still; we like it here. It’s wildly unexpected for her. From the minute she signed her contract with Dior we said we didn’t think she embodied the house look very well – and truth be told, as much as we like this (mostly for being venue-appropriate in the extreme and because it’s so unexpected from her), we can admit that it’s not exactly within Jen’s effortless wheelhouse. She’s clearly struggling with this one. That’s what makes it so perfect for a couture show, darlings. Because no one sitting in the front row of a couture show should be entirely comfortable in what they’re wearing. If they are, then they’re doing it wrong.

So yeah; this is totally cray and we admit that it doesn’t really suit her all that well, but this is Paris, these are the couture shows, and she’s a star. Based on all that, it really works for us. We guarantee no one was as photographed or talked-about as her.

One final bit of bitchery: Girl, that is NOT your hairstyle. An outfit this insanely declarative needed more than mousey bookkeeper hair. Let’s get some Katniss all up in this hair joint.



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  • Patricia Gillett

    NASCAR Couture? All she is missing is some logos.

    • quiltrx

      LOL don’t associate those of us in the very narrow demographic “Bitter Kitten AND Nascar Fan” with this garbage!

  • I thought Couture was supposed to look expensive?

    • Well, to be fair she is wearing resort line clothing, which doesn’t quite get the level of construction attention that the couture does; though its still breathlessly expensive.

    • Rhonda Shore

      That stripe up the pants really looks cheap, like crafts store cheap.

      • DTLAFamilies

        So does the lace on the top.

        • Yep. The top is actually what I dislike the most.

          • Rhonda Shore

            Actually, the proportions seem slightly off…if the pants were shorter and the top a bit longer and she wore flats or kitten heels, the whole thing would look better.

          • 3boysful

            Agreed–it looks to be from a cheapo teen store.

    • StellaZafella

      Couture, in my view, stopped looking expensive, let alone pretty, about the time Audrey Hepburn passed away and Givenchy lost his muse. Oh for the days when ‘Couture’ was things like voluminous skirts open at the front to reveal cigarette pants and stilettos.

      • Sweetpea176

        I wish for that look to come back with all my heart.

    • Lola Channing

      very true. Looks like elastic waistband pants from Sears.

  • And can we talk about the lackluster black pumps?

    • Annarosa

      L.K. Bennett Shilo shoes?

    • makeityourself

      If she had worn the model’s shoe, the entire look would have been elevated.

      • I don’t usually like to see a runway look copied slavishly; but in this instance you’re so right.

      • Aurumgirl

        I don’t think anything can elevate this look. Except maybe a very long cape.

        • tvmovielover

          I think the non-stripe side of the pants are supposed to give the illusion of a toreador cape (I read somewhere else that that was the inspiration for this strange look). I do kind of get the idea of a toreador costume from this but as TLo said, the only place for it is at a couture show. I would like to think she downplayed hair, shoes etc on purpose so as not to compete with this look. The shoes do not remind of those little toreador slippers.

          • Aurumgirl

            I said “cape”, but I meant that it was supposed to just cover her up from neck to toes. Nothing about this look says “toreador” to me (that is YSL’s creation from way back, and let me just say, this is no tribute to that). I just think everyone deserves to look better than this outfit.

  • Annarosa

    Can’t cope completely with the long bangs but I really like the entire outfit, sunglasses included. It really suits her.

  • M. H. Leader

    TLo, I’m actually with you. I kinda like this look. Don’t think it’s her everyday look, and I can’t imagine where else she’d wear this, but it’s kinda cool…

  • Judy_S

    I’m impressed with how she’s wearing the lower half, but the upper half is a mess (the hem’s awry and the bra is showing through). If you squint and mentally paste the runway version onto her torso, she looks fine.

  • Sportswear inspired asymmetrical culottes? Dear god no. I agree that this is the wrong hair for the event but I think it is the right hair for the girl.

    • MemHey

      Agreed. Hair is only thing I can endorse.

      Pinterest: lyric dance costume + Wal-Mart lace + hot glue gun. Tutorial to follow.

  • Emily Giovanni

    Oh man. For a few brief shining moments, i was like “Jennifer Lawrence has my hair!” and I was all happy and felt slightly better about my sad limp straight hair…..then I got to the closing sentence. Mousy bookkeeper.

    • Domo_Konnichiwa

      You’re not alone!

      • Emily Giovanni

        Limp hair solidarity.

  • ConnieBV

    The hair needs to be two inches longer or two shorter. This length does nothing for her.

  • In_Stitches

    I love the pants; I just wish they were on speaking terms with the top. Those two have been feuding for so long, there’s been a casualty in the midriff region.

  • Erica_Vuitton

    If the legs were both straight instead of that stupid flounce on one I could accept this look more wholeheartedly but that thigh cape thing is just superfluous. That said, I covet those shades and J Law is awesome no matter what.

    • DTLAFamilies

      Thigh cape, exactly. Nooooo…

  • nannypoo

    I like her sunglasses and her makeup is pretty. Everything else is just wrong.

    • Emily

      Love the sunglasses. I need them in my life NOW.

    • H2olovngrl

      LOVELOVELOVELOVE the sunglasses. Great shape for her face and lips. The rest is…interesting, at least.

  • AmeliaEve

    When Dirndl Pants™ aren’t weird enough: Semi-Dirndl Pants™

  • makeityourself

    Her eyes and body language betray her. Come on JLaw, show your confidence girl! You’re beautiful, young, an Oscar winner and you have a terrific body. Rock that pantskirt like you own it. In the meantime, Dior — wtf?

  • feel like the sunglasses really make this look. when she doesn’t have them in the pictures where she is indoors, the look kind of crumbles.

    • H2olovngrl

      Ditto! I agree wholeheartedly.

  • Coleen

    I think this would have had a totally different feel if Marion Cotillard wore it. On Jennifer, it just doesn’t work.

  • Danielle L

    I like those sunglasses. That’s it.

    • veleri

      really? they’re so “poncherello”-ish to me.

      • H2olovngrl

        I like the CHiPs reference. Don’t see enough of those these days…

  • Little_Olive

    It should be a rule to ask yourself “how is this going to look in 5 years?”

    Some things are just not pretty (the sillyness is debatable with regards to the period) no matter how avant-garde or hot they seem at the moment.

  • A Shiny O’Connor

    Pointed pump and sleek pulled back hair would have saved this look.

  • Lesley

    i like this. alot actually. i think it’s appropriate for her – very young, fun and fresh. not to mention, look at that tiny waist! get it girllll

  • jorinde

    Could it be that her looks are somehow very 90’s? Her face, not her clothes. In the picture where she’s sitting, I get a Sophie-Marceau in “La Boum” Flashback. Maybe it’s the hair.

  • veleri

    love the make up so much. Not so sure about the outfit, however Jlaw is so adorable that anything will be ok on her.

    • Seannie5

      no, it really isn’t

      • veleri


      • veleri

        Well, I do find her adorable :/ sorry

        • H2olovngrl

          You’re right. She is freaking adorable. I hope she never loses that down-homey-ness that makes her so relatable.

  • BuffaloBarbara

    It’s very weird. I don’t mind the look itself, the silhouette, but when I look at it closely, all I can see is uneven culotte sweatpants (well, culotte on one side, with the legs of a different pair of pants sewn to them). Then I step back and it’s kind of okay again. It’s confusing.

    And no, it’s not her haircut, is it? But with all the dyeing, maybe she needed to cut the chemicals out for a while.

  • MartyBellerMask

    She is gorgeous though.

  • Tatiana Luján

    The crotch of those pants is insane. I hate everything she’s wearing

    • A Shiny O’Connor

      Not just insane crotch – insane everything.

  • Monzerrat Ontiveros

    The need Galliano back right now!

    • ballerinawithagun

      Yes, bring Galliano back! But they obviously wanted to be rid of him even before the incident. Thanks to Oscar for working with one of the most brilliant designers.

    • understateddiva

      yeah, Dior is going in a very odd direction of late.

  • Dawn Sinclair

    seriously? It looks like 16 year old student work. In fact I’ve seen better 16 year old student work. Dearest Uncles I still luff you guys, but, no, just no.

    • ballerinawithagun

      Many pieces that have made it to the runway in this Dior collection look like student work. It is good to experiment but they need to be elevated to couture level.

  • DTLAFamilies

    This just looks so cheap. The dull pink and the finish on the hem of that top, the fabric of the pants. I won’t even get into the “thigh cape” (TM Erica_Vuitton). Heinous.

  • f_yeah_marie

    I’m coveting her sunglasses…are those Dior as well?

  • desi_girl

    I think I might have liked it more with a different hairstyle. Her hair is all simple, sleek and the outfit is all cray-cray couture!

  • Blayne Borden

    In the thumbnail, I would have sworn she was Dianna Agron?!

    • desi_girl

      YES! Thank you. I was struggling to remember who she reminded me of in that picture.

  • MsOlympia

    I love it – the outfit, that is. Maybe not necessarily on Jen. But if my midriff was that flat, I would wear this in a heartbeat. That one strand of long hair in her bangs is driving me crazy, though.

  • Belvane

    It’s official: House of Dior has run out of good ideas. This looks like a bad Project Runway effort.

  • marlie

    I’m not a fan of this look. I can’t wait (for her sake) for her Dior contract to be up.

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  • Dan_In_NYC

    I’m with you. I like this as venue-appropriate, and I’m actually feeling the hair here. My quibble is with the shoes – to me, this was screaming for a more wack-a-do shoe.

    And she’s no Helena Bonham Carter, but I’ve seen enough interview clips of Jen to think there’s always just a hint of “fuck you” behind those eyes, which I love.

    • TLo could have made a legal dream team. They made a case for this where I’m pretty sure none existed before, and I could totally get on board with their POV. (And I’d really thought this was going to be major scrolldown fug territory.) I’m with you on the shoes; that was my quibble too. The runway shoes weren’t bad.

      I totally agree she’s got moxie, or at least her public persona does. Her post-Oscar speech about tripping in her dress was classic.

  • joanna dash

    I have no issue with the pants. Flats would have done those pants proud in a nice Audrey Hepburn sort of way. The top is cheap as hell and isn’t even hemmed correctly. It’s abysmal and looks straight from the dollar store.

    In other news, I want “a burlap sack smeared with pudding” to be my new user name.

    • SarahMT20

      I think the top wasn’t meant for someone with a bust. It looks fine on the model on the runway, but terrible on Jennifer. They need to start giving her appropriate clothes for her age and body type. They are doing her a disservice and maybe it wasn’t the best collaboration of actress/fashion house.

  • julnyes

    I am a dedicated JLaw fan, but this is hiddy from blah hair to Barbie plastic pump. I literally hate everything going on here and I will have it stricken from the record!

  • siriuslover

    I like the look alot when she’s seated, but it’s also kinda cool in the outside shots. But I agree, not what I expect from her.

  • I am not having a hard time with anything except the boring shoes. What is it with these ladies and their tan and black pumps. Wake up darlings! Princess Cathy wears them because she’s a princess! You have more options.
    Anyway, kind of think the hair is a good match for the outfit. Kind of like the youthfulness of the outfit.

  •  Cαrlσs Quiñσnes ♐

    I am sorry, but this doesn’t look Couture.. this looks cray, ill-fitted and the proportions are off..

  • Shawn EH

    Can we call them skants?

  • Ann VerWiebe

    I thought maybe J-Law had thrown her bong out the window, there were so many tweets about this outfit last night.

  • Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

    I’m just going to trust you on this one. She looks ridiculous, but if y’all say she should, then we’ll go with it.

    • Shawn EH

      You know, it does at least look … comfortable? It’s Resort, so it’s supposed to be soft and flowy and low maintenance. She looks great, even though it’s cray-cray.

  • lrober03

    i think she is too young to be signed with Dior. Natalie Portman and Marion Cotillard have a few years of couture wearing practice, so they can stand up to the Dior looks. Jennifer usually looks like the clothes are wearing her.

  • The outfit is a bit goofy looking. She is fantastic in it. She has a beautiful shape, and she looks cool and comfy. I like the shoes. They’re not stealing the show; they’re not overly pointed.

  • MilaXX

    I almost like it. I like it more from the waist up, but I love that she is trying to sell it with that hand on hip pose. I agree it works for Paris couture. in fact, it reminds me of something Marion Cotillard would wear. I also think the makeup is spot on , but I agree she needs better hair.

    • conniemd

      The pants clearly look better on the runway when the big leg flows. I really like the top on her, and while sitting, you don’t notice how awkward the other leg is.

  • Nonmercisansfacon

    With the sunglasses and the haircut, I didn’t even recognize her. I thought it was Mia Wasikowska in the first pic. .

  • random_poster

    The sit down look is extremely eye-catching. No one missed her sitting in that crowd.

    As others have said, the pants are really cheap-looking, like a Halloween costume.

  • Gwyndall

    Mmmm… pudding.

  • She looks absolutely miserable.

  • TSkot

    Imagine the judge’s reaction if this was on PR. Ridiculous and ugly.

  • Qitkat

    This round of the Emperor’s New Clothes goes to Dior.

  • Bernadette

    It actually pops more when she’s seated.

  • cowper

    I can just see her getting ready and saying to herself: “I’m playing a role here, so let’s channel the inner model.” And then afterwards, putting on some sweats and saying, “God, I’m glad THAT’s over.”

  • JauntyJohn

    Am I seeing that right? Only ONE leg has volume? I’m all for asymmetry but… no.
    Top is cute, and anyone wearing a midriff bearing outfit that is going to be sitting for a long stretch has my greatest respect.

  • judybrowni

    Franken-skirt-pants (skirp?) and crop top rescued from the Irregulars bin at the Limited.

  • All this makes me think is “Man, Raf Simons is doing some hideous things with Dior.” I’m all for innovation, but surely the frankenpants should have just been a private experiment.

    Kudos for J.Law for keeping a straight face while wearing it – I imagine all she wanted to do was scream “HA LOOK AT MY RIDONKULOUS PANTS WHAT IS THIS.”

  • dorothea_brooke

    This is one of those moments when I just don’t get fashion. I feel like I’ve seen this before. In my high school sewing class in 1981.

  • silaria

    I love it. A lot. I might be a Jeniac.

  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    This is some of the purest grade crack TLO has peddled to the BK’s in a while. I love it.

  • Gloriana Reginata

    Weirdly, I am quite in favour of those trousers: the lace stripe is eyecatching, but would have been too much on both legs. What I really hate are those cropped tops that just. Stop. Dead. in the middle of the body, and hang there. A couple of darts below the bosom to fit it nicely, and I might have bought into pink lace. WIthout the yellow splash, because that was one colour too many.

  • Anniebet

    Well, dang.. I guess I’m on the side of loving it. It’s so freaking quirky that it tickles my quirk bone. She looks a tad like a mouse that’s unsure if the cat is gonna pounce or not. Jen, embrace the quirk! You have it in you.

  • kimiakay

    I think she is perfect for this, if only because it is so unexpected. She’s young, fit, and it is a couture show. My only quibble is the shoe, although I don’t know which shoes would be better.

  • Laura Mahon

    I think that is photographer Patrick Demarchelier staring at her from 12 inches away.

  • LaSylphide

    Don’t really like crop tops, but this one is OK, and looks cute on her. The pants are just trying too hard.

  • quiltrx

    All I can hear in my head is my favorite Heidi-ism (which she sadly seems to have abandoned):
    “It looks…poorly constructed.”

  • girliecue

    Really hate her hair like this. It does nothing for her or her outfit. One almost expects a disappointing outfit after seeing her coif.

  • hailtree

    looks like something my mother’s seamstress would come up with if she scavenges the textile scraps in our linen closet.

  • demidaemon

    I understand what you’re saying here, but I can’t sign of on this outfit. It may be couture, but that doesn’t exclude it from being stupid, which it is.

  • Phyllis Craine

    If this was the Grammy’s she’d be killing it

  • AnniNoone

    She looks good sitting down, which as Daddy T and Daddy Lo have told us, is the most important factor in a fashion-show (audience) look. I like it.

  • Seannie5

    Wow that is atrocious :/

    Her style sucks 80% of the time. Some girls can carry off even dodgy outfits but Jennifer is not one of them. Still can’t get over the prom dress she wore to punk Met and the wedding dress she wore to Oscars. 2 of her biggest nights and total duds

  • rage_on_the_page

    I think the white bra was a poor choice, and I’m still not convinced that Dior is the line for her look, but I kind of love this!

  • Fatma

    Ugly as fuck.