Despite fighting pneumonia, Jennifer Lawrence satisfied our sartorial needs at Sunday’s SAG Awards, bless her heart. The Hunger Games heroine, who has steadily captured the affection and interest of many as of late, wore an architecturally tiered frock, in a deep midnight hue from Christian Dior’s Spring 2013 Couture collection, stunning us in yet another. The girl does not disappoint when it comes to the red carpet. In honour of her understated glamour, we reflect on her awards season success. And take a stab at what we think she’ll wear on the red carpet at this year’s Academy Awards!
Lawrence chose a Prabal Gurung pre-fall 2013 leather yorke gown for the 18th Annual Critics Choice Movie Awards. Hand draped in silk jersey, featuring a belted waist and thigh-high slits, Gurung’s evening gown put emphasis on simplicity, and Lawrence wore it well.
It’s as though Rachel Zoe’s affinity for heavy embellishment and draped sleeves rubbed off on the actress for the 2013 People’s Choice Awards. Lawrence, who’s beefed up her style status since partnering with the stylist extraordinaire, shined in yet another black frock — this time a sequined Valentino from the Fall 2012 Couture collection. While the gown’s romantic spirit maintained Lawrence’s signature mature vibe, its short length took it from vintage-to-Vegas making it a completely age appropriate look. There needs to be more short gowns on the red carpet.
The 2013 Golden Globes saw Lawrence emerge from the hallowed history of haute couture, wearing off-the-runway Christian Dior from Fall 2012 Couture. The ball gown, with its sweeping, full-skirted silhouette, nipped-in waist and structured corsetry was nostalgic of Dior’s “New Look” of the late 1940s, but met the modern age in the middle, via a strapless bodice that was vaguely sentimental of Madonna’s iconic cone bra. It might have been a predictable choice for the actress and new face of Christian Dior, but she looked killer.
Did Jennifer Lawrence rip her Dior at the SAG’s? As the young starlet stood to collect her award for best actress, it appeared as though Simons’ creation tears right across the centre. “Wardrobe malfunction” cries were made, but alas it was none other than the sheer paneling that makes up the hidden layer of the gown’s underskirt, revealed, if only momentarily, when Lawrence hitches the top layer to avoid tripping over the hem. Whew!
Lawrence has certainly proved she is sartorially savvy when it comes to her red carpet garbs. But the question on everyone’s tongue is what the up-and-comer will wear to the most anticipated show of the year, the Oscars. Celebrity stylist Kate Young told us she anticipates the Silver Linings Playbook star will wear Look 28 from Dior’s latest couture collection. A strapless gown in a bright citron hue, featuring an angular full skirt that’s truncated by a sheer inset (this time exposed), for a streamlined finish. The asymmetry and deconstruction are organic — fit for Hollywood’s newest leading lady, whose experimentation with sleek styles has all eyes on her.
We can picture it now…