Wow. This is, we have to say, a stunning disappointment.
Jennifer Lawrence attends the world premiere of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” in London in a Christian Dior couture dress paired with Kurt Geiger London pumps and jewelry by EF Collection and Sydney Evan.
Christian Dior Fall 2013 Couture Collection
Lady stars, this is what happens when you sign the big endorsement contracts with major fashion houses. You’re forced into dresses that don’t suit you AT ALL for your major movie premiere.
This is a really tough dress to pull off, and while she’s impressed us quite a bit in the past year by improving wildly on the whole style and poise front, this one’s still outside her wheelhouse. Outside of a Tilda or Cate, we’re really not sure this is in anyone’s wheelhouse. We’re thinking for it to work at all the wearer needs to possess some super-human poise and grace. But this is perhaps putting too much of the blame on Jennifer. She’s not a model. It’s not her fault she can’t work a F.M.O. dress.
Still, you’d think she had enough pull to be able to say no to this choice. There’s plenty in the Dior closet that suits her better than this.
Also: boy-howdy, is that hair and makeup a letdown or what? We would have thought this night would be the night to pull out all the stops, no? It’s a guaranteed mega-hit of a movie and the most anticipated project of her career so far. Clean face, mom hair, no jewelry to speak of, and an awkward dress? THIS is what the style team came up with?