Jennifer Lawrence in Tom Ford at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Posted on March 04, 2014

As spokesmodels go, Jennifer Lawrence sometimes makes a hilariously bad one for Dior. A big part of that is the brand’s fault for hiring a gal not suited to it and then putting her in a lot of ugly outfits. But another part of it has to do with the fact that she consistently gives the impression she can’t wait to get out of her Dior and into something else.

Case in point:


Jennifer-Lawrence-Tom-Ford-2014-Oscars-Vanity-Fair-Party-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Jennifer Lawrence attends the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in West Hollywood, California in Tom Ford.

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Jennifer-Lawrence-Tom-Ford-2014-Oscars-Vanity-Fair-Party-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (3)Tom Ford Spring 2014 Collection

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Her Oscars dress was just a contractually obligated placeholder. This is what she was dying to wear that night. She looks hot, but we hate the shoes (and the way she’s falling out of them) and the hair, which went fine with the red gown, doesn’t really go with this kind of disco-ready dress.



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  • Blair Sylvester

    I feel like I should hate this dress on principle but I don’t . Good on you Tom Ford

  • MilaXX

    No one should ever style her hair like that again. Even in the Dior this hair was far too aging on her.

    • gabbilevy

      I’ve been trying to put my finger on why the short hair has failed so miserably for her, and I think it’s because she’s gone all wind-tunnel-to-the-face with it. But the girls that do it well tend to have much more angular faces (see Wright, Robin and Theron, Charlize) and Jen is all apple-cheeked. I’m not sure what the solution is for her, other than to grow it out.

      • Jessica Freeman

        I think its just a bad hair cut. Even from the first picture the style was just not right. And its never really looked amazing. Sorry girl, but if I can find a highly talented person to cut my hair as a mere mortal, so can you.

        • Rhonda Shore

          can’t wait until it grows out a bit.

        • Alloy Jane

          I agree, it’s a bad cut. There have been one or two pictures of her where it actually looked good. She has a great face for a pixie, she just needs a better hair dresser.

      • FrigidDiva

        I have a similarly round face, and you can get away with doing a pixie cut, but the wind blown style generally doesn’t look good. She needed some side swept bangs with a little volume at the crown to sort of balance out her face. I really would have rather seen her in a chin length bob though, instead of this short cut though. It just really ages her.

        • filmcricket

          Yes, when she wears the bangs down, this cut looks quite cute on her. But this style here is pure Sharon Stone, and while Ms. Stone is awesome, she shouldn’t be a tonsorial idol for a 23-year-old.

          • Farthingale

            “Tonsorial Idol” made me giggle. I’d watch the shit out if that reality show.

        • gabbilevy

          She started off that way, except she went full Kate Gosselin and that was terrible too.

          • demidaemon

            Don’t even get me started on Kate Gosselin. UGH.

      • MilaXX

        I liked how it was styled in that blue sparkly dress she wore. It had the bangs down and swooped slightly to the side. I thought that look really showcased the short cut.

      • CupcakeTrudy

        I think a lot of round faced ladies are very much suited to short pixie cuts. But, it really hasn’t worked for J. Maybe its just the particular cut, color, and styling she’s been working? She comes across more Kate Gosselin than young movie star. Its a mystery!

      • As an apple-cheeked girl myself, this is why I never have short hair. You just end up looking like a pumpkin on a stick, and the edgy hair goes better with austere bone structure.

    • mlle

      It’s 1980s mom hair.

      • MilaXX

        Exactly! I would have preferred a slicked back wet look if they were going for dramatic.

        • MissusBee

          Thank you!

      • scoobynacks

        She went into a salon and said “Gimme the Dee Wallace Stone.”

        • Yolanda13

          Exactly! “Cujo?!”

    • your face

      It reminds me of Hillary Clinton. While Hillary is a lovely woman, I don’t think she should be Jen’s style touchstone.

  • @Biting Panda

    Disco Vixen, I like it!!

  • Jessica Freeman

    I would have loved this without all the sheer parts. They should have slicked her hair down a bit.

    • ballerinawithagun

      Just made me think of Jamie Lee Curtis in True Lies (I think I have the correct movie title, only saw it on TV) when she slicked her Mom hair back with the water from the flowers in the hotel hallway. Instant hooker!

      • Jessica Freeman

        I think Disqus ate my comment…but I said that is exactly what I thought of as well!

  • Darren Nesbitt

    TLo, you are so right. Her face says “This is my real dress”.

    • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

      Next time she’s out wearing a Dior, she should have written on her chest “my other dress is not a Dior”.

  • SewingSiren

    Likes- shattered glass beading.
    Dislikes- old panty hose used for dress insets.
    visible invisible zippers
    visible underwear (but at least she is wearing some)
    short dresses that are designed in such a a fashion that it is either obvious that you are or aren’t wearing underwear.

    • 3boysful

      Imagine how heavy that dress must be. And can one sit in it?

      • JauntyJohn

        I wondered the same thing. My first pass was that the look was pretty sensational, but after a moment I thought, “Oh dear God, if she bends she’ll eviscerate herself!”
        Generally not a fan of sheers but they’re working for me here. That view down the side is crazy flattering.

        • DuBey2

          Well, we need to coin a new phrase for that view : Side Butt?? Side Bootie? Because it was also on some other A listers at their after parties. Otherwise, I loved that Tom Ford dress and have loved it ever since I saw (here on TLo) the pix of it in his runway collection.

    • You made me embiggen my screen to ridiculous proportions and I still can’t see any evidence of underwear 🙂

      I too love that shattered glass look and think that the zipper placement is totally off. Still, I love that she loves what she’s wearing.

    • Ginger

      Those must be some amazing invisible undies because I can’t see them at all!

      I’m with you….the old pantyhose inserts take this from being truly fabulous to tacky.

    • Don’t think she is wearing any underwear, Sewing Siren.

      • SewingSiren


        • May I ask where you’re seeing the underwear?

        • DuBey2

          Yes. Do tell. Inquiring minds want to know

    • marlie

      I forgot to add the zippers to the list of things that I hated about this dress. Terribly bad construction.

    • DaringMiss

      The dreadful side zipper is killing me. Why not put it elsewhere?

      • Yuju Ti

        I am an amateur sewer who only has pajama making experience. I tried to find if there is any other place to insert the zipper and I found that side zipper is the only way to make this dress look at its best. Back or front zipper will ruin the design, and without zipper the wearer has to be sewn into the dress and that’s just silly. Therefore they can only do side zipper.The other option is to use fabric that has more elastic so the wearer can slip into the dress without ripping a seam.

  • zenobar

    She’s rocking that dress, and I get that sheer cutouts are a Big Thing right now. But I just can’t help feeling a little skeezed out by all these borrowed dresses that require the wearer to go commando.


    • @Biting Panda

      I don’t think she had to go commando. You can see the little nude slip/lining underneath the lower half of the dress. Plus, girlfriend falls too much, to risk showing all the china.

      • ballerinawithagun

        Ooohhh, that would have been a nasty fall…showing the good china and cut up by the china all at once!

      • zenobar

        Is that a slip? I stand corrected. Jeez, I thought she’d just snagged the sheer pantyhose material.

        • jw_ny

          I don’t understand how it could be a slip due to the depth of the back sheer panel as well there is no upper seam/waist band of the slip visible in the side panel. I see that odd seam above the hem…so sure, something is happening…just don’t know what.

          • zenobar

            I know. And you can see the zipper tape along the side – surely if they went to the trouble of adding a liner, they’d have found a way to hide that as well? I’m so confused.

          • jw_ny

            I was just reading a post by BitterOldQueen…suggests that there was a few extra inches of dress sewn onto the bottom of the dress all the way around…if you look closely, it does appear this way.

          • zenobar

            I think the lining is tacked down at that weird seam near the bottom of the dress (the part that looks as if the dress snagged a chair, and the wearer did a couple laps around the room while still snagged on the chair).

            Maybe they added a little strip around the bottom or maybe not, but that does seem to be where the lining ends/attaches, and why it lays so smoothly against the outer netting. A loose lining would have ruined the effect because, as everyone who has ever worn a slip in the winter knows, the damn thing is likely to end up kirtled around your thighs due to static cling.

            Having said that – the visible zipper tape is now even more senseless.

          • @Biting Panda

            I have gone back and stared wayyyyy to long. I think you’re right after all and I am wrong. That may not be lining, that maybe where they added to the dress. Meaning the side are sheer, meaning the original call of Commando! is probably the case. So feel free to be icked out. But I’ve quoted our Uncles once, and yet it fits again…. “Panties are for the little people, darling.” #BeMeOrDoMeWisdom

          • zenobar

            I’ve developed a rather too intimate visual relationship with Jennifer Lawrence’s flank also, trying to figure out what’s going on here. I do think there’s a liner, which has been stitched taut to the dress at that weird seam near the bottom of the sheer panel. The thing that convinced me is (and yes, I’m aware of how unintentionally creepy this sounds even as I’m typing it), if you look an inch or two from the bottom of that wretched zipper tape, there’s a thin line that could be underwear.

            Or, maybe that’s just a Malibu Barbie tan line and I’ve magic-eyed myself into seeing undergarments.

            I just need to understand what is happening here. It’s like an Escher.

          • CT14


            You kittens have me going back and forth so many times, scrutinizing J-Law!

            I’m going with lining. In the last picture, above the crappy seam where they added fabric, there seems to be a faint horizontal line that is lining and not J-Law’s butt curves. There’s a similar demarcation higher up, so I think the lining has a scoop for the back.

            She’s got undies! That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it.

            (until the next bitter kitten comments and I go find my reading glasses…)

          • DuBey2

            🙂 like an Escher 🙂

        • jspark

          I’ve been trying to figure out that part of the dress too. I think they added 2 inches to the bottom so she wasn’t flashing the good china the whole night.

    • Farthingale

      I would have loved it without cut outs and floor length.

      This is just too Eastern European tacky.

  • Noah

    Am I the only one who felt distressed, because she has a propensity for falling, she was going commando, and you know TMZ was just *waiting*?

    • SewingSiren

      Not to worry , If you look at the bottom edge of the sheer inset about 2″ up you will see under garment.

      • Noah

        Ah! You’ve better eyes than I!

      • Sarah

        Ok. I’m glad that’s what that is, because I thought it was a horribly sewn hem on the sheer biz. Either way, I don’t think the dress needs that sheer bit to be the dress it is. It’s both vexing and superfluous.

        • JauntyJohn

          “vexing and superfluous” shall be my exasperated declaration of the week! Huzzah and thank you!

      • I believe that’s the seam where they’ve added a couple of inches to the bottom of the dress. If you look on either side of that, you can see more seaming, and it’s a little puckered.

      • marlie

        Is that just the seam from where they added 2 inches to the dress itself?

        • Sarah

          See, that’s what I thought. Now I think what I thought originally again, but then where is this sheer slip that is being described? I am so confused by this, and if that sheer panel wasn’t there, no one would need wonder what’s going on in JLaw’s nethers. I’d prefer it that way.

  • Danielle

    Thank you for not click-bating by asking IS SHE WEARING UNDERWEAR? CLICK TO FIND OUT!!!!!! omg.

  • Candigirl1968

    This is youthful and sassy and kinda works with the American Hustle vibe. Dior simply is not a good fit for her.

    Jen might have kicked things up by unslicking her hair and going with a stronger lip. These are minor quibbles, though, given that it’s a great dress on her and she looks comfortable and happy

  • SneakyKitty

    Love it, love her. Feel like her hair’s in that awkward growing-out stage of a short haircut, alas.

    • mlle

      I wore a lot of scarves as headbands during that phase of growing out a cut, though of course I was in school and didn’t have to worry about formal-event appropriate hair.

      • FrigidDiva

        You know, mentioning headbands and scarves, she could have added a headband to this and I think it would have greatly improved the look. She could have gone with something similar in style to Lupita.

  • StarburstLady

    The seaming on that sheer mesh is criminal.

    Oh, hey, just realized that this is a total Mystique dress!

    • 1carmelita

      Yes, and I think I see part of a zipper showing through the sheer fabric in the first photo. Wouldn’t you think there would be some way to hide that?
      It is a pretty cool dress, though.

    • DuBey2

      You are Right! Mystique!! I Loved her “costuming” in XMen Origins. No WONDER I responded so well to these mirrored mosaics in most of Tom Ford’s line this year.

  • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

    She really loves her some bling on her dresses, and she’s young and fresh enough to make them work. Having said that, the hair is truly dissapointing, to the point I almost wish she had worn some crazy mohawk with this look.

    P.S.: It’s hilarious how she loves to showcase her butt to the cameras when she wears this type of dresses (like with last year’s look at the same event). You go, girl!

    • FrigidDiva

      If I had a backside like hers I’d walk backwards into every room.

      • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

        Me too, but at some point I just wonder if this is just her asking everyone to kiss her ass and eat her fabulousness, especially since she clearly loves the way she looks right now.

  • jw_ny

    This is a ‘don’t sit down’ kinda dress…fear of overexposure as well as punctures.

  • filmcricket

    What an ugly dress. I’m glad she’s feeling it, and she does look hot, but I prefer the Dior from the ceremony.

    • marlie

      Same here. I hate this dress the more I look at it.

  • ballerinawithagun

    Love the idea of this dress and the way she looks in it, but how is that mesh not getting snagged and cut up by the crystals? Probably a real mess by the end of the night.

  • RescueMe23

    Oh Dear Lord – who cares about her hair when you have a smoking bod (and dress) like that!!

  • Pepper Collins

    That is a FANTASTIC dress!

  • d4divine

    Jen is not a good game player…I think that is one of the reasons I like her. Lol

  • BitterOldQueen

    OK I’m all for a girl going more modest with a hemline, and not wanting to have her Katniss on display for all to see, and I am the first to admit that I am not a seamstress by any stretch of the imagination, but forgodsake girl, isn’t there a better way to add a couple of inches to a dress than that ham-fisted tack-on that leaves a highly visible seam and mismatched pattern? Aren’t there people who do this? Lovely dress, but what’s been done to it is Bad, bad, bad.

  • Judy_S

    She looks a bit concerned, not as pleased as she should be with this dress. I would like to buy the story that she enjoyed wearing it, but…

  • LeelaST

    Vulgar. This looks like something Katniss would have been forced to wear by Effie Trinket.

    • kimmeister

      So vulgar. I immediately thought, Et tu, Brute?

  • kmk05

    LOVE. This feels so much truer to her. Just wish her hair was styled differently.

  • xmixiex

    She looks smokin, minus the shoes. Should have zhushed the hair.

  • MartyBellerMask

    Actually, I like the hair better with this one.
    And, also, DAYUM.

  • AmeliaEve

    This dress has some flaws, but the shape is really perfect for her. It’s a really cool idea but loses some points in the execution. Still, it really suits her.

  • suzq

    To quote a little pig on the TV:
    boots and pants and boots and pants and boots and pants and boots and pants and boots and pants and boots and pants….

    • marlie

      GAWD I hate that commercial.

  • decormaven

    Another post eaten by Disqus. The visible zipper is a needle scratch for me, but you can tell she loves this look, so that tips the approval scales in her favor.

  • Stefan Hurray

    You think? I really love her hair (I think the best look for her she’s ever had) and this dress is age appropriate and awesome -you can tell she feels hot in it. but yes -those shoes are 2 sizes too small girl!

    • sagecreek

      Thank you, I like the hair, too! But we are in the minority, by far.

  • sagecreek

    Alas, that one is a little Gwyneth-y for me. She does rock it, though.

  • mshesterp

    I think she looks awesome, and very sexy. I don’t even mind the hair–very 80s power bitch vibe, and I love it. Slink it up, lady.

  • MoHub

    Look, Ma! I’m not wearing any underwear!

    Oops! It appears she is, but it just looks like a seam on the sheer panel to me.

  • Little_Olive

    I… can’t. So vulgar.

  • siriuslover

    I liked her red Oscars dress, but I love this one. I’ll give her a pass on the hair as I usually give a pass to those who had a short cut and it’s now growing out–awkward, hard-to-style hell.

  • marlie

    OK, so Disqus ate my comment, too. Anyway, I HATE this dress. I can’t believe that JLaw succumbed to the “I’m not wearing any underwear!” dress, and the random seams add tacky on top of that. The shoes would be ok if they fit correctly.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    DO ME.

    • Gatto Nero

      [No thanks, JLaw.]

  • CupcakeTrudy

    Girl loves to work that ass! And she does seem to love the dress for that very reason.
    Can’t fault her there! But, I really don’t like either this or her Oscar gown.
    And that hair is awful.

  • Joanna

    I can’t express how much I hate this. It looks messy, and I’m not really into the whole “no underwear” look, even if the celeb really is wearing underwear.

    • surfergirl70

      Agreed. I think the dress is ugly AND it looks like it would be horribly awkward to wear. how the hell do you sit, or bend over? Slutty and cheap looking.

  • ashtangajunkie

    This style of dress really suits her – her bod looks great and she’s obviously happy in it. This is not my favourite choice in the world, but the shoes are taking the bulk of my hatred right now.

  • OffToSeeHim

    Does the lining on the side panels not reach the hem? Or what’s wrong there? God, that’s so distracting. I hate this dress, I hate those shoes, I hate that hair. The whole thing is just making me cranky.

  • stubbornthoughts

    This looks amazing on her. Save her from Dior, Tom Ford!

  • OhSheila

    Nope. No back shots if you don’t have the curves for it to matter. Stand to the front and poke your hip to the side.

  • Nika E

    I love her but I feel like she never wears what she really wants. This dress, although it looks good on her ,doesnt seem like her style. Nothing she ever wears seems like her style. Its like someone just picks her clothes and she has no say in it. Maybe she doeant have any personal style, I dont know. But I feel like we never truly see it.

  • bertkeeter

    Acceptable until we got to the back! Hate the black netting on back…. PR goes to the OSCARS!

  • Sunraya

    I like the front and back, and hate the sides.

  • Gatto Nero

    Interesting dress, but I don’t like the overload of sheer. And I hate that the sheer panels on the side are so wide and interrupted by a seam.
    The sheer works on the sleeves, but nowhere else. It cheapens the look.

    • Gatto Nero

      … And the too-naked, foot-torturing sandals are a big *no*.

  • mickiemonkey

    Girlfriend loves her caboose.

    • ShaoLinKitten

      What’s not to love?

  • Imasewsure

    I don’t love it but it’s the perfect outfit for an after-party! You enjoy your disco-fabulous dress Ms Thing!!

  • Akemi

    I’ll bet she didn’t sit down all night.

  • rh33

    I don’t know….Looks like a bad Design on a Dime mosaic project.

  • amaranth16

    What is the deal with that visible rogue side zipper under the netting in the first picture, and the awful weird hem on the netting in the last one? I love everything else about this dress on her, but that is some dreadful craftsmanship.

  • AnneElliot

    Wow, that is a LOT of sheer — I would say sheer side panesl OR sheer back, but not both. Too much. And I hate the shoes.

  • Cheryl

    If this was described to me, I would have given it a big yuck, but somehow she pulling off the shattered mirror dress great. Wonder how many people fixed their lipstick while staring at her chest?

  • MaggieMae

    I thought it was a smokin’ hot dress until I saw the sheer side panels. That’s a needle scratch-deal breaker for me. Ruins the dress. I don’t love the sheer panel in the back, either. I mean, look at that dress head on, in the model pic. Fabulous evening party wear. You’ve given me a sad, Tom Ford.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      I agree that the dress would be much better without the sheer side panels. Ford did a sheer back, and that seems to me to be enough sheer for such a busy dress.

      IF I were JLaw, I’d have my agent figure how to gracefullly get out of the Dior contract and look for a design house that suits her better.

      • MaggieMae

        Oh, let’s play! JLaw should be the face of which design house?

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          I think this is a new game for the BK community-which design house should JLaw represent? For that matter, let’s match our fav ladystars with the designers we think best suits them.

  • I don’t know guys. I heart a Tom Ford dress as much as the next person, but there’s something off here. I think it’s the sleeve and neckline maybe? Makes here look very severe. But hot. Hot and severe. Maybe that was the plan.

  • MannahattaMamma

    ice capades? tara lipinski cast-off? if you look like that, do you really need to wrap it all in spangly paper and say LOOK AT ME, ALL OF ME? sheesh. but you know? she’s young & so whatever …

  • pookiesmom

    This is hideous and I hate the hair as much as I did in her Oscar’s dress. Maybe this is just me, but I think she looks REALLY uncomfortable in these photos.

  • judybrowni

    Be careful of upskirt shots when getting out of the limo, Britney.

  • DuBey2

    Going out on a limb here to say that I loved her “other” look. The red Dior. Especially when you look at the “tweet heard round the world” She is the ONLY one standing out in that awesome red. I admit I’m a sucker for red, though.

  • Lilyana_F

    I think the barely there sandals are throwing the proportions off, if it makes sense.

  • Morales Mike

    Totally agree about the hair. All she really needed to do was comb it all forward and perhaps a little off to the side with a big side bang and it would have worked with this dress. And I agree what someone else said here – her hair like this is too aging on her. She’s in her early 20s! She should not be wearing the same hairstyle as Bette Midler did.

  • susan6

    OK….I like the IDEA of this dress. But….for the amount of money it costs (yes, Jennifer gets it free, but presumably Tom Ford is selling it to the masses), seeing an exposed zipper inside lining and some sort of seam in the illusion fabric (just below her hip) is really unacceptable. This is hundreds (thousands?) of dollars worth of dress on a celebrity. Make it flawless, or get slapped.

  • fursa_saida

    I sort of go back and forth on this, but when I saw the first picture from the front my first thought was “OH RIGHT, YOU’RE MYSTIQUE” and I feel like that’s a good thing.

  • Cassidy Olsen

    This looks… cheap. Pass.

  • Somebody put her in something sci-fi already. She looks like Caprica Six’s pneumatic sister.

  • Michael Martin

    The problem I have with Dior and JLaw is that they keep trying to put her in the Raf Simons designed pieces. I get that they want to promote the new collection, but she just isn’t that girl. Yeah, she looks gorgeous in the ads when you can put her in a gorgeous coat or you’re only seeing a sliver of the dress she’s wearing, but whatever they’re putting her in needs to actually work for a red carpet. Dior needs to either start pulling from the archives or just custom design everything for her. It’ll be better for both of them.

  • quiltrx

    Sort of Fembot, I like. Looks like she likes it too, which is important for me when ‘judging’ a look.

  • Taylor Bigler

    The hair is not great and she needs to let it grow into a new style. The shoes are actually fine for me — maybe a cutout stiletto bootie? A silver gladiator? Not sure exactly what else would work with such a heavy, embellished dress — but the dress and the “I’m going to get hammered” attitude are a WERQ for me.

  • SierraDelta

    Where is Kiltd when we need him?! He could use his Fabric and Construction X-ray Vision to settle the lining/underwear issue once and for all, and we could go back to not thinking about JLaw’s ladyparts.

  • WOW! What a cool dress! I absolutely freaking love it.

  • Totally PR Auf worthy!

  • St. Ace

    Futuristic/cyborg Mystique.

  • GillianHolroyd

    So much awkwardness; looks like she changed in a hurry.

  • Clash D

    Why does she look good in anything else except Dior? Worse pairing of the decade.

  • peachy

    dress = fab. jlaw in dress = kind of a hot mess

  • LebD

    From a Man’s perspective you all naysayers:
    She is gorgeous with that hair.
    Shoes are beautiful.
    Dress could be better (Dior suits her more)