Jennifer Lawrence Style Triple Shot: Cannes Edition

Posted on May 19, 2014

Miss Jennifer has been dashing all over Cannes, staging little fashion shows for the press. There’s a reason we call it a poledance, after all. Because the only thing it’s missing is an actual pole.

Y’know? That might be the next evolution in red carpets. Are we visionaries? Or madmen?

All we know is that, in typical J Law fashion, the looks range from good to goofy to bad. Let’s take them out of order. Guess which one this is:


Jennifer-Lawrence-Fashion-Style-Christian-Dior-Cannes-2014-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Jennifer Lawrence at the “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1” Party during the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival at a private villa in Cannes, France in a Christian Dior dress paired with Christian Dior heels and Irene Neuwirth jewelry.

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The bad.

Weird neckline. And it’s a snowy day in hell when T Lo says they love a sheer skirt over a mini skirt. It’s one of our biggest style bugaboos. It always looks to us like someone wearing lingerie over an outfit. Also: bad earring match. Great set, but wrong for this look.

Now guess this one:


Jennifer-Lawrence-Fashion-Style-Christian-Dior-Cannes-2014-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (4)Jennifer Lawrence is seen leaving the Majestic Hotel during the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France in a Christian Dior look from the Resort 2015 collection paired with Miu Miu sunglasses , Christian Dior heels, and a Jimmy Choo clutch.

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The good.

No, really. We love this look. It’s breezy and chic and totally Cannes. We think it probably only looks good with the wind blowing it around, though. When she’s not in motion, it starts looking a little awkward. Also: grippin’ toes are never hot.


Jennifer-Lawrence-Fashion-Style-Christian-Dior-Cannes-2014-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (7)Jennifer Lawrence at the “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1” photo call during the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France in a Christian Dior couture look from the Spring 2014 couture collection paired with Christian Louboutin pumps.

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Jennifer-Lawrence-Fashion-Style-Christian-Dior-Cannes-2014-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (9)

The goofy.

This dress looks like it was made out of paper.




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  • imperfectlaura

    I would have guessed all three of these were “the goofy.” I think her contract with Christian Dior plus hiring Rachel Zoe as her stylist has not been good for her fashion choices.

    • FrigidDiva

      I’m really surprised that she hired Rachel Zoe as her stylist. Zoe has a tendency to morph her clients into…how to put this nicely…very skinny women with large heads. Jen just doesn’t seem to have the usual body type that Zoe dresses.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        Rachel Zoe does seem to have a very narrow idea of how to dress her clients, turning them into mini-Zoes.

        • demidaemon

          True, but it doesn’t really seem to matter who her stylist is, as it’s all Dior, all the time, and we all know how we feel about Dior right now.

          • FrigidDiva

            Very true. I’m just hoping that we don’t start to see a progressively thinner Jennifer Lawrence though.

          • demidaemon


          • lundibleu

            Well she has said on more than one occasion that she wants to look well and healthy, and not the Hollywood idea of slim, so I hope she sticks to it. I think she has enough sense to.

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            Yes,Dior is in the shitter at the moment.

          • demidaemon

            That’s putting it kindly.

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            I can be kind-I haven’t bought a voodoo doll and fashioned it to look like Raf Simons yet….

          • demidaemon

            What’s stopping you!? 😉

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            I suppose I’m waiting for the outfit that will finally send me into a spiral of rage/contempt/agony over what Simons is doing to the House of Dior….how much will it take?

          • demidaemon

            It’s probably on the horizon, unfortunately.

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            that Dior condom that Cotillard wore at Cannes might just push me over the edge.

          • demidaemon

            I don’t blame you. That thing added three new definitions to the word hideous.

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            Is Raf Simons beyond cray-cray?

          • demidaemon


      • Jecca2244

        i have to agree that with you… I am starting to think that Zoe might actually be part of her more recently dressing snafus.

    • Skippymom1

      I can’t believe she hired Zoe either. Nothing good will come of this.

    • PinkyAndNoBrain

      Drag Race has ruined me, because every time I see the words “Rachel Zoe” I immediately think of Laganja. Though to be fair, choosing Laganja as your stylist would be a pretty awful choice, too.

  • Flavia Pantoja

    I think I am in a terrible mood (although I wasn’t aware of this until I saw the pictures above) because I seem to think none of those looks are any good. I kind of like the hair though. Kind of. Time for more coffee?

    • Constant Reader

      It’s not you. But by all means have more coffee! 🙂

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        Ala the late George Carlin’s joke, I should probably just mainline coffee, but I wouldn’t enjoy it as much.

    • OffToSeeHim

      I don’t think it’s you.

    • Jessica Freeman

      I just had my second cup and nope, still bad. I think her head looks good in the goofy dress though.

  • Karen Belgrad

    I love that Goofy is the only outfit to elicit a smile from her… next up on her pole dance looks… Daffy, then she’ll of course find a way to wear something that Bugs. (yes, I know I mixed character properties)

  • I’d swap the bad & the goofy – the first one has all sorts of issues but at least it’s sort of appropriate for pimping a sci-fi-ish movie. Fembot-digital-photoframe separates are not appropriate for anything, ever.

    • Loren S

      & her face looks good in “the bad.”

      • & I like the green of her earrings, if not the actual shape.

        • kimmeister

          I like the green too, and don’t have issues with the shape at all.

      • kimmeister

        I was just thinking her makeup looks so much better than usual there.

    • lundibleu

      I looked at the goofy and had a “is this what the hell passes for couture now?” moment.

  • Number 3 makes me think of looking inside of one of those sugar Easter eggs with the scene in it. Not. Good.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Did your parents buys those types of Easter eggs for you,too? I confess to be entranced by those sugar eggs-the “look, don’t touch or eat”.

      • oh GAWD yes. Every year another one would come into the house. Mom kept them all. for years.

        • demidaemon

          Fabrege, I think, right?

        • MoHub

          Willliams Sonoma still brings them out every year.

          • I may just have to get one next year, for old times sake.

          • MoHub

            Of course, they are grossly overpriced.

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          Those egg live on in my memory-right next to my mom’s collection of candle rings made of faux materials.

      • Sarah

        Oh, me too me too! I looked forward to them so much. Now my nephews get DVDs and video games. I’m all “you don’t know what you’re missing, man. Those sugar eggs were cool!” And they say “ooh, could you eat them?” and I explain they are only for looking at. Which makes them think I’m crazy.

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          I loved them, too-a treasured memory!

      • Synnamin

        my mom used to make them! We had egg molds around the house for YEARS. I loved those things

    • numenah

      Glad to see you back! Your comments always enlighten.

      • Thanks so much numenah. Its tough for me with the way things have changed at my work to get teh opportunity to weigh in here. I miss all my TLo peeps!

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          Your TLo peeps miss you back!

  • Jessica Freeman

    “I signed with Dior” sounded so good until she had to wear the damn clothes.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Will “I signed with Dior” be accepted as a legitimate defence when these women go to fashion court?

      • Jessica Freeman

        I think not considering you made the conscious choice to sign your name to it once, and then again. You do the crime, you pay the time.

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          True. Now the BK community can entertain punishments to be meted out to these fashion perps.

    • Vtg Fashion Library

      The damn Dior collection has gone in the toilet this season. As in: that “good” one looks like a Project Runway challenge of “make a couture gown that is your interpretation of “The Curse” arriving without warning.” AWFUL.

  • Mary Carpenter

    Why does she have a cover from a Harlequin romance paperback on her chest?

  • GillianHolroyd

    Lucky her, the stars aligned for that second look. Third look, good hair and makeup. Other than that…

  • gabbilevy

    Jen, honey, how soon can you break up with Dior? This hasn’t gotten any better.

    • Alyssa

      If I recall correctly, she renewed her contract with a multi-year one…so we have lots more to come.

      • Alloy Jane

        If that is true, then I totally think her “I don’t know anything about fashion” soundbite was totally meant as “I don’t care anything about fashion” because if she cared about fashion, she’d run far far away from Dior. Why else would she tolerate so many ridiculous dresses? IT’S THE DUCKS. SHE’S IN IT FOR THE DUCKS. She doesn’t care how stupid the dresses are as long as she can swim in her vault of money like Uncle Scrooge.

  • R.A.

    Do none of these designers EVER subject their shoes to the grip-toe test? How difficult should it be to ensure that the foot is actually contained by the shoe? Is that not a basic pre-requisite of footwear? Can’t we get some kind of grippy pads to keep the feet in place? So many questions.

    • Beardslee

      The splayed desperate toe, to me is an unfortunate by product of the thin strap coupled with the very high heel. I think toes would look better in a lower heel so they didn’t have to work so hard in this type of shoe.

    • altalinda

      The photos really illustrate that the shoes aren’t meant for walking. She’s about to slide right out of them and break an ankle.

  • Constant Reader

    The last one reminds me of those open-chested Sacred Heart statues of Jesus and Mary that I was afraid of on my grandma’s dresser in my childhood. In fact, I think this one is scarier because it’s a scene in her chest, not a heart (which, even if it’s in flames or surrounded by thorns, still belongs in a chest). It makes her looks like a ghost that has had a hole punched in it and I can see what’s going on behind her. It’s freaking me out.

    Hair and makeup look good, though. The other two? Meh.
    [Edited for typo.]

    • MoHub

      Maybe she’s looking to be in a remake of Death Becomes Her. I sure hope that’s not in someone’s beady little mind.

      • demidaemon

        Yes. Please leave the classics alone, Hollywood!

    • smayper

      I love that analysis. FTW.

      • Constant Reader


  • Lori

    Her head looks really good in that last shot. That’s all I got. I like her, but I don’t understand why she voluntarily re-upped with Dior. She doesn’t need the money badly enough to go around looking like this.

    • VioletFem

      I would wear the ugliest clothes ever if Dior offered me whatever ungodly sum of money she’s being paid to hawk their brand.

      • Lori

        I would too, but I’m not JLaw. Unlike me, she could get ungodly amounts of money to wear good clothes. She doesn’t need Dior’s crap.

  • crash1212

    Between being “Diored” and a hair person who obviously either hates her or is blind, this particular pole-dance is going to be a bumpy ride.

  • KinoEye

    This is all really, really bad. Perhaps she was trying to make that soundbite — “I don’t know anything about fashion” — seem more realistic, and thus teamed up with Dior to put some of the fugliest outfits in recent memory on parade. Ughhh.

  • Emily Smith

    I like the goofy outfit best.

    • HeisenbergHattie

      So do I. It is intentionally quirky and fun. Young women have a very small window of opportunity when they can get away with wearing such lighthearted clothing. Once the window has closed (due to maturity) then the same woman looks silly instead of cute.. Gather ye rosebuds while ye may …. Same thing goes for wearing THIS outfit.

      • Emily Smith

        My thoughts exactly.

  • jilly_d

    I’m going to sell my car and buy those Miu Miu sunnies

    • alliekat9090

      Me too. The sunglasses are the only thing I like in these pictures. Want ’em bad!

  • KES4K

    Ugh, Dior & J-Law. Cut your losses, PLEASE. This partnership is doing neither of you any favors.

    • MilaXX

      I’m think the 15 mil that JLaw banks for this makes her feel otherwise.

  • ktr33

    I don’t think the tank top dress is so bad, although I really can’t see it since it gets lost in the background. Kind of reminds me of what I think of as her coming out dress, a red Calvin Klein tank dress she wore at the 2011 Oscars. Agree the color of the earrings are dead wrong. A rookie mistake, REAL rookie. Some giant skinny hoops would’ve been the way to go with that dress. Middle dress, whatev. Unfitting shoes — fail. No wonder she trips all the time! Last one is completely ridiculous, BUT that cut and length of skirt looks really cute on her.

  • kmk05

    Yes, but her face and her hair are amazing in every look. I’m just happy she’s finally figuring it out how to style that ex-Gosselin hair into something else. Love the second one from head to toe. The rest I could take or leave, but fuck I love her earrings in all of them.

  • Mr. J.

    Jennifer’s goofy. She looks good in goofy.

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    And it’s a snowy day in hell when T Lo says they love a sheer skirt over a mini skirt. Oh, Uncles, I am so there with you on this. Why, why do designers keep trying to foist this on women?

    That second look really does look good in motion. When JLaw is standing still the skirt looks overly fussy, but moving, then it works. The third look? Normally I’m not a fan of this style of top, but for some reason(maybe not enough caffeine this A.M.) it’s looking cute-goofy, but cute.

    • smayper

      Right with you on the sheers. Over anything, frankly. And granny panties are even worse than minis IMHO.

    • kimmeister

      I thought she was wearing sheer hosiery in the first look until T Lo made that comment!

  • Danielle

    I’ll take the sunnies in the second look. You can have everything else. Happy Monday.

  • Anna

    J’adore Jennifer, mais je deteste Dior.

  • Ebto

    Honestly? My first reaction to the first photo of look #2? It’s a “that time of month” accident. Why red in the back, Dior???

    • KayEmWhy

      You beat me to it!

      • largishbearishAtlish

        one of those horrible moments when you stand up and realize the table cloth is tucked into your waistband and say screw it! and take the entire table cloth with you out the door….and pretend its “fashion”

        • MRC210

          Yes! I actually liked the skirt on #2 until I saw the second shot and realized it wasn’t attached to the top all of the way round, just tacked on here and there. Now all I can see is the tablecloth accidentally caught on the dress.

  • Anne Elliot

    her hair looks so much better now, super cute

  • Crystal

    IS that dress made with paper?????

  • Claudia Berry

    Ditch Dior and hire pre-Met Gala Erlanger.

  • carnush

    On the plus side, her hair is growing out nicely.

  • I couldn’t even tell the first look was “maxi over mini” until I read the commentary. Either I need a new computer (entirely possible) or once again there is an essential mismatch between a dress and a backdrop. I disagree about the earrings, though: I think they’re the only good thing about her ensemble…..delete them and it’s complete dullsville. 2nd look: fun, although I would have put a funky necklace with it, rather than funky earrings. Otherwise that gray bodice reads too much like workout shirt. 3rd look: my short review is, WTF? That looks like a child’s art project that a VERY overindulgent mom said, “Oh, dear, that’s lovely. Here, let me pin it to my dress so everyone can admire it today!” And in the insult to injury department, it’s probably ridiculously expensive.

  • demidaemon

    It’s all Dior and it’s all bad, except for that singular moment when the wind hits the second dress.

  • Nope, I only like the third one. And I like her hair and shoes in that pic also. The second one…looks like someone stapled a beach towel around her mid-section. This is a good place to use one of the other Kittens’ best lines: There’s no need for this nonsense.

  • Jecca2244

    her hair really makes a world of difference. please don’t go short (that short) again. and i have to say…i’d rather be in that last look than in my wrap dress sitting at my desk today!

  • Vaniljekjeks

    I love her hair though!

  • uprightcitizen

    On that last one, the first thing that came to mind was those big, elaborate Easter eggs we had when I was a kid. They had a window with rim of icing and inside was a pretty little scene. Her chest looks like that. Christian Dior is most certainly whirling in his grave.

  • Skippymom1

    The second one looks like she thew on a knitted top she found in her clothes pile, along with one of the hotel restaurant’s table cloths. And stapled it at the side. Not good. Not good at all.
    And thank you for saying you don’t like that bad match on the earrings I was beginning to think it was a requirement to fawn over accessories [especially shoes] that have absolutely no business being the color wheel of the main article of clothing.

  • Valerie Little

    The red liner exposed on the dress looks like a major tampon malfunction.

  • GorgeousThings

    I’ve said it before; I’ll say it again. Raf Simons should have his license to design taken away and burned in front of him. None of those are good looks, and the first and last border on laughable, which is never a good thing.

    However, her makeup in the first look is just gorgeous.

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  • Nika E

    The shoes in that second look are killing me. They do not fit at all, her feet are slipping all around in them. I do kind of like the dress and the sunglasses are to die for, everything else in these pictures are bad. I always feel like Jennifer never dresses in the way that she wants. It always looks like its just whatever her stylist or the ppl at Dior or whoever, I feel like they just put her in clothes and say go stand out and take a picture. None of it ever looks like anything that she would actually be comfortable wearing and that’s why she always cattywhompus. She needs to start saying no to some of this crap and wear what she wants.

    • kimmeister

      Not only do those shoes not fit, they don’t go with the dress at all.

  • fringebenefit

    Hair is terrific. Kind of intrigued by the third outfit. I think she carries it off, probably because the hair is THAT good. The second outfit is the worst. It’s unflattering, unpleasant to behold, devoid of ideas, and pointless.

  • Adelaidey

    That top in the third outfit was the cover of every high fantasy novel I read in 1999.

  • MilaXX

    First look: awful. Even removing the black sheer wouldn’t make this dress not ugly.
    Second look: Love it and I’m pretending the shoes don’t exist.
    Third look: I don’t completely hate it, but that chest picture is stupid. It makes the look
    feel a bit juvenile and silly.

  • LadyVimes

    #2 is…ok because it has interesting draping. #1 doesn’t fit her in the arms, #3 is just plain bad. Overall score: 4/10. Points for trying.

  • HeisenbergHattie

    “The good” looks like she just got her period in public. No TLo, Any dress with a big’old splotch of red over a woman’s butt is not OK.

    • ktr33

      OMG, didn’t even pick that up but you’re totally right!

    • Synnamin

      or she just lost her virginity and decided to pin the bedsheet around her dress to parade the fact in front of the matchmakers.

  • boweryboy

    All three of these looks make me angry.

    • Coolekat

      can you imagine paying for those tacky dresses? Surely they must look better in person. She’s going to turn an ankle in those Jimmy Choo’s

  • alyce1213

    The bad is just bad, I love the good, and I like the goofy (for her, daytime in Cannes). Her hair in the goofy is better than the others.

  • Her chest is like a portal to the world of Thomas Kincaid.

  • marlie

    I like the first dress a LOT from the hips up. Either make it a short dress or a fully-lined long dress, and we’re in business. The second one is pretty, but the third is friggin ugly.

  • Yoshio

    A homage to craft projects from Dior. Should be crumpled up and tossed in the rubbish bin.

  • There seems to be and endless supply of underwhelming, tedious and unispired crap from DIOR. I have a sneaking suspicion that the amazing gown Charlieze Theron wore to Met Gala was created from the archives pre Raf Simon?

  • yethica

    I HATE HATE HATE Rachel Zoe’s fashion choices and I HATE HATE HATE the “new Dior”. The latter is very sad for me as Dior was long one of my favorite fashion houses. WHY RAF SIMONS?? WHYYYYYY?!?!

    • Synnamin

      say what you will about John Galliano, the man is a fashion genius. Totally agree with you on post-Galliano Dior. Ugh.

    • Raf Simons is WRONG for DIOR. He has no love in his design. DIOR is the epitome of romance and elegance…NOT the clumsy crap he has been delivering!

  • KT

    I actually think all of these are goofy/bad. UGH, she could do so much better!

  • Violina23

    I got a total “Death Becomes Her” vibe from the last one. Like someone literally blew a hole through her.

  • AndieJay

    How much longer is she contractually obligated to wear this stuff?

  • moweezy

    can we get her OUT of Dior please?! Although her makeup here is MUCH better than it has been recently.

  • ms_kat

    She looks like a tribute from the Paper District in that last photo. I dig the top though for it’s trompe l’oeil.

  • DesertDweller79

    Out of all these, I only like her hair, makeup and earrings in the first look. If I could have transferred those to a different dress, then it might have been wonderful. I don’t like the frankendress in Look #2. It looks like there are just pieces of fabric sewn across the skirt of a different dress. Look #3 is definitely goofy.

    Wish she would get out of that Dior contract.

  • Aurumgirl

    The shoes in that first photo look precarious. She looks like she may slide right out of those and right into an ankle cast at any moment.

    And maybe I’m just moody and crabby, but I think she’s looked much, much better in photos of the past. I like the idea of a breezy summery dress, but I just hate the ones shown here.

  • lalahartma

    I only like the first one.

  • MissusBee

    Girl really does go from goddess to goofball in the bat of an eye. Catherine Deneuve one minute, Goldie Hawn the next.

    She and Emma Thompson need to work together now (possibly in a period comedy about a respectable mother/daughter who go on the run after witnessing a mob hit and end up forming their own vaudeville act). The poledance alone would be worth watching.

    • Black Doug

      Make it even more awesome by casting Helen Mirren as Emma Thompson’s mother.

      • MissusBee

        This has to happen.

  • ShaoLinKitten

    I would have said the first one was the best of the lot, except for sheer over mini. The second one is OK, the third one is bad. Remember how she said she knew nothing about fashion? I wish she’d start learning, so she can say no to some of these disasters. She looks like a fashion victim the majority of the time, which is a shame because she is gorgeous.

  • bpinks

    The last dress looks like a Bible School project made with paper doilies and a Thomas Kinkade greeting card.

  • Mrs. O

    Edith Head once saId of Shirley McClain (I paraphrase), “I could tell when she didn’t like a dress, because during the fitting she would sort of puff up and go rigid.” Sometimes when I look at Ms. Lawrence I have the impression that she is in something she doesn’t like because she looks — puffed up and rigid. Bless her absolutely adorable self; she’ll learn.

  • Kent Roby

    I agree that the Dior dress that looks like it was painted by apes looks better than the Dior bad-Faberge-egg top. Oh, god; I could cry.

  • mcbishop

    Visionary madmen, is the term I use.

  • CT14

    WTF on the window to fairy tale land on the third dress. WHAT?

  • Alloy Jane

    The hair’s getting better, at least.

  • LeelaST

    I love everything about look 3.

  • KC

    I kind alike the 3rd one, I think it suits her goofy personality.

  • Jeannie Shmina Greenwald

    I’m loving her hair.

  • LaSylphide

    Love #3: she is definitely the casual, sporty, healthy type, which is why a lot of the Dior she wears doesn’t look that great on her. She’s not Cate B. But 3 is very her with a high fashion shine to it.

  • Judy_J

    Paper dresses were big in the ’60’s.

  • imakeart

    Stairway to heaven bubble dress – really odd.

  • paintedfish

    Madeline Ashton: You’re a fraud, Helen! You’re a walking lie and I can see right through you.

  • kim bunchalastnames

    i think she looks pretty cute in the “goofy” outfit. plus happy. and adorable. … still haven’t hit my saturation point.

  • DuBey2

    I um, Ahem… guessed Correctly on all 3. WithOut looking. I loved the middle look, except for the shoe slippage that made me cringe for her. But otherwise, it seemed very Cannes- appropriate. Love JLaw, and am amazed her hair looks great in the ‘growing out’ stage.

  • Zuber

    I like the goofy one

  • somebody blonde

    Her head looks great in the last one, though.