Jennifer Lawrence in red Marchesa in Berlin: ice-skater fug or not that bad?

I’m just going to say it: I’ve been really disappointed with Jennifer Lawrence’s style during the promotional tour for The Hunger Games. It’s just… lacking. I understand that she’s channeling the Katniss character, and that for people who love the books, these dresses MEAN something. Also, I think that her stylist is probably bought and paid for by the studio. But first it was the back-to-back, ill-fitting gold gowns (ugh), then it was the visible discomfort with the Tom Ford zipper dress, and now this red Marchesa for the Berlin premiere. I should have known it was Marchesa at first glance, just because it looks like a cheap ice-skater’s outfit. I had to look it up, though, because I didn’t believe that someone so young and pretty like J-Law would ever wear this horrendous dress from a busted label.

Look, I think Jennifer is extremely talented. She’s one of the most talented young actresses working today, and she has the slew of awards and nominations to back that up. Maybe she doesn’t care about fashion. The thing is, though – I think she does care. She cares, and she simply doesn’t know what she should do, so she’s listening to the wrong people.

Also, her makeup is all wrong. It looks like she forgot to put on lipstick, right? The “nude lip” doesn’t work on her at all, especially not with such a bright dress. She should try a happy-medium lip color, something in-between “flesh-tone corpse” and “too bright”. Like a substantial pink, or something with some brown.

Elizabeth Banks wore Elie Saab, by the way. I’m not crazy about traffic-cone orange on the red carpet, but Banks pulls it off. Why isn’t Banks styling J-Law?

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. deb says:

    looks like some of those anatomy models, the ones that shows how people’s muscles are formed inside the body.

  2. MissMe says:

    Elizabeth Banks has killed it this entire promotional tour! Her choices have been a nod to her character, but also really flattering on her.

    I’m very disappointed by JLaw’s outfits, I only hope the dresses in the movie deliver more of an impact.

    The actor who plays Peeta is destroying my crush on the character :( whoever cast him should be slapped

  3. Lis says:

    (1) Does her face look off? I’d say she’s too young for Botox, but this is Hollywood we’re talking about…

    (2) Elizabeth Banks looks fantastic. She’s really growing on me.

    (3) I loved Lawrence in Winter’s Bone, but I can’t think of any other film where she’s really been great. She was embarassingly bad in the X-Men prequel.

    I’m getting kind of sick of people describing her as rilly rilly talented when I don’t think she’s proved herself yet, and she’s running out of time.

    That said, I am just dying to see The Hunger Games, and I’m 99% sure I’ll love it, so this could really make her happen.

    • OlsenTriplet says:

      1) I think she looks Botoxy sometimes because she’s fake smiling for cameras on the red carpet.

      2) Agreed. Banks is growing on me, too. (Maybe I should see a doctor.)

      3) Blame the x-Men script. It was so offensively bad in parts. Jennifer Lawrence’s other movies are great, and she carries them. I think she’ll live up to the hype.

    • ninal says:

      her face does look mask-like the way botox can make it, this may just be due to MOUNDS of makeup. Like it looks like you could dig a nail into her face and only come up with foundation.

      I don’t think she’s done botox, but I do think she’s gotten lip filler-her upper lip especially has a different shape and pout.

    • Migdalia says:

      The girl is only 21 it’s obvious she still has some baby fat going on. Also, some people aren’t natural at smiling it looks very strained.

      Watch “The Poker House” she does amazing at dramas. She didn’t really do it for me in First Class, but none of the female roles were written very well in that film. Her and Rose Byrne were very underused.

    • trayla says:

      It’s not botox. Her face looks “Off” cause the makeup artist tried to “open up her eyes” with serious eyeliner. They do that cause her eyes are smaller with a near-nonexistent eyelid. Unfortunately, when you try to make up for it with major eyeliner like that, it often gives off a fake wonky eyed look. She looks much younger and less hard with more natural makeup.

    • geekychic says:

      I just wanted to side with you on 3): I don’t get it with her also: yes, she was great in WB, but Xmen prequel? I was kind of angry that two male characters got superb actors, and the female characters got JJones and Lawrence (yes, I do think they were almost the same in quality of acting there!).
      I don’t see that tremendous talent; talent-yes, but out of this world, Meryl-Streep-kind? No.
      Hype around her reminds me of Scarlet in the beginning: remember all the hype? She was the next big thing-everyone was saying how talented and beautiful she is, and will be for years to come. Now?
      (And Looks-wise Scarlet never did it for me, and it’s the same with Lawrence. eh, that’s not important, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.)

  4. Alexis says:

    JL’s makeup is making her look older than she is. Also there is something vaguely jacked about her face (Botox? Lip fillers?) but that might just be the horrible makeup. This dress is also hideous. She needs to wear better clothing.

    She’s so pretty and her body is great, I worry that someone will tell her that she looks bad and THEREFORE has to lose weight, and she’ll show up next year emaciated and wearing way nicer couture. Whereas the problem is clearly her style choices, not her body.

    • Lee says:

      Yeah, that is concerning. She has an incredible body, but by hollywood standards it’s what they would probably refer to as ‘real’ or curvy. Even though, I’m sure most of us ‘real’ women would kill to have that body. But the styling is doing her no favors. She definitely needed more support for her girls in this dress. I don’t even hate the dress all that much (and I usually hate marchesa), but the make-up, hair, red accessories and lack of bust support ruined the mediocre dress instead of making it more palatable.

      I mean, remember how amazing she looked at the 2011 Oscars in that simple red Calvin Klein? her body was insane in that dress. She just needs a better stylist.

  5. chances are good she has little to no say in what she’s wearing.

  6. thinkaboutit says:

    I think those horrible, awful botched BANGS make it impossible for her to ever look good. Hair grows, and she is gorgeous, fortunately.

  7. Heebeegeebee says:

    Banks has upstaged JLaw in this tour. Her dresses seem to be stronger representations of Katniss. This isn’t right.

  8. lucy2 says:

    I don’t like this dress either. It might not be as bad if it didn’t have the frilly skirt part, but I don’t know, it’s just not good. I also can’t believe how bad her hair and makeup have looked the whole time too.
    Elizabeth Banks, on the other hand, has been knocking it out of the park with these unusual, brightly colored dresses. She looks great.

  9. Tanguerita says:

    I haven’t seen anything so horrible in a long time. Uuugh.

  10. Twez says:

    Elizabeth Banks’s dress is much more ‘girl who was on fire’ than that short program atrocity that Lawrence is working.

  11. KLO says:

    The bangs are stupid.
    The girl is pretty.
    Her dress is awful.
    Elizabeth Banks look awesome.

  12. Mr. Stinky FishFace says:

    To be honest, I don’t hate the dress. In fact I think with other shoes it would be quite cute. But those shoes are too big for her and look stupid with the dress.

  13. Kelly says:

    Girls, always remember: False makeup and ugly side bangs on your right and left side of your face, makes your eyes look cross eyed, since they follow them in every direction like a chameleon…

  14. Aiobhan says:

    This is not great but not terrible either. I hate her hair and wish they would brush it out of her face. The shoes are hot though. If I did not have such fat feet and no money in my bank account I would buy those shoes.

  15. Cam says:

    Its sad that Jennifer Lawrence’s stylist, Elizabeth Stewart, was named one of the top stylists in Hollywood this year. She’s clearly doing a terrible job. I say its sad, cause Lawrence is actually a beautiful girl, yet the styling makes her look cheap time and time again. This is her big moment, it’s her time to shine, and its just not happening. She needs a new stylist, Pronto.

    Also Stewart dresses Jessica Chastain, no wonder i’ve never liked anything the girl has worn. And i love Chastain. Terrible stylist. and she was number 4 on the list! its ridiculous.

  16. Sm says:

    I don’t even know who Jen Lawrence is… I’m assuming she’s some type of royalty like Rooney Mara whos family connections got her started in the movie business. Money and nepotism can buy you almost anything… All you need is the money to pay a great publicist and stylist

    • Linney says:

      Well, you’re wrong but hey, who cares, right? Google. Try it some time.

      “Lawrence was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. Her parents are Karen (née Koch), who runs a children’s camp, and Gary Lawrence, who once owned a concrete construction firm, Lawrence & Associates. She acted in church plays and, by the age of 14, had decided to pursue an acting career, persuading her parents to take her to New York City to find a talent agent. Although she had no training or experience, she received high praise from the agency for which she auditioned. She graduated from high school two years early in order to begin a career in acting.”

  17. Sm says:

    I don’t even know who Jen Lawrence is… I’m assuming she’s some type of royalty like Rooney Mara whos family connections got her started in the movie business. Money and nepotism can buy you almost anything… All you need is the money to pay a great publicist and stylist

    • Lee says:

      I don’t know much about Jennifer Lawrence, but I don’t think her background is anything like Mara’s. From wikipedia, she grew up in Kentucky and her mom ran a children’s camp while her dad owns a construction business. I don’t think they were barely scraping by or anything before she hit it big, but it’s not like her family are absurdly wealthy and founded a bunch of NFL teams.

  18. Lola says:

    Where can I get that orange dress (or something similar)? I LOVE IT!

  19. Birdie says:

    I like the top of the dress but the bottom half is ugly. I really like her and she is pretty, so it’s ok.

  20. lunabell says:

    Meh. It doesn’t look bad, and it’s not inappropriate. I always thought it was funny how ladies could be criticized for simply being “lacking” in their style, while dudes like Johnny Depp can show up looking homeless to a red carpet and no one says anything. For the record, I think Josh Hutcherson should not wear three-piece suits because the added vest accentuates even more how much shorter he is than the other two.

    And can we please stop trying to make “J-Law” happen? It doesn’t sound right. “Law” is not hard enough sounding (like say, ScarJO or JLO or even KSTEW) for there to even be a ring to it.

  21. Devon says:

    Jennifer Lawrence is not Hollywood “royalty.”. She’s from somewhere in Kentucky and started working a few years ago. She was on some crappy TBS show and then was cast in Winter’s Bone. If you haven’t seen Winter’s Bone, stop what you’re doing and watch it right now. She was amazing. Like, punch myself in the face amazing. I think The Hunger Games is going to show the world how good she is. Th reviews and buzz is HUGE for her in this role. Just from what I’ve seen in the trailers and from what I’ve heard from Jen talking about Katniss and the movie, she will be the perfect Katniss. Not a fan of the dress at all (Marchesa makes me want to burn things) but she is beautiful.

    As for Josh, he is really starting to grow on me as Peeta. Peeta is not sexy. Peeta is a handsome and boyish but he’s not suppose to be sexy. Finnick is sexy. Gale is sexy. Peeta is suppose to creep up on Katniss and if he was played by someone who is Gale or Finnick like in appearance then it would be wrong, all wrong. I was a big Josh hater when he was first cast but I realized that Suzanne Collins was apart of all the casting decisions and if she’s down with Josh as Peeta, then maybe I need to wait and see if I see what she saw.

    I cannot wait for Thursday night. I am going to the midnight screening with my girlfriend, who I introduced the books to, my husband and her boyfriend. I’m going to be a wreck on Friday (starting a new job on Monday so this will be interesting) but it will be worth it.

  22. A Fan says:

    Beyond fug.

    I just don’t get it. Celebrities have so many means at their disposal to get their styling (hair, makeup, clothing) perfect. How does a girl like this (mega-hyped movie, money, stylists at her disposal, the advantage of youth’s natural beauty) end up styling her hair and wearing things that do not flatter her nor help her look the best she can?

    She’s young, pretty, and has a great figure…it should be so easy for her to look good.

  23. Ginger says:

    She is such a pretty woman…I too am disappointed in the way she’s been styled on the red carpet. By the way…why is Elizabeth Banks constantly on the red carpet and not one of the other major characters as well? Lenny Kravitz? Woody Harrelson? I don’t get it…maybe they will come out later?

  24. Anna says:

    I totally agree with you on this, Jennifer has disappointed me so much. Even more because I like her a lot (she’s a fabulous actress and I was so happy when she was cast as Katniss). But every single dress has looked awful, cheap and tacky. And next to her, Elizabeth Banks has looked gorgeous and put-together every single time, making Jen look even worse. The well-dressed boys don’t help either.

    At least it looks like she brushed her hair a little bit this time around? Her hair in the LA and London premiers looked like it hadn’t seen a brush in weeks.

  25. Amanda G says:

    I can’t put my finger on it, but there’s something so…off…about this girl. Killer body, but I guess I’m used to seeing her with very little make up on in her movies. She’s actually a plain girl IMO. Not ugly, just plain. And the bad hair does not help.

  26. mia girl says:

    Agree – her red carpet premier presence has been a missed opportunity for Lawrence. These dresses as allegory have well missed their mark. Yes, it makes sense that her red carpet choices should be fierce (girl on fire), but unfortunately the dresses and styling crossed over into tacky. Katniss would never inspire this.

    And many have been commenting on Josh Hutcherson’s height… it does not help in the least when his co-star, who is already taller, is wearing ridiculously high platform shoes. At least he owns his height. I like him for it.

  27. JustJen says:

    This dress is so much terrible there aren’t words. Maybe on Vanna White…Wheel of Fortune like 10 years ago. MAYBE….

    I just realized….that skirt is the EXACT silhouette my prom dress had…in 1987! Way to go, Georgina. Maybe she found it in a thrift shop in the midwest?

    Did you know that Georgina Chapman is one of the judges for Project Runway All Stars ? But it’s not nepotism at all (yes, I’m looking at you Harvey Weinstein) she totally earned it by making craptastic figure skating dresses. It makes me laugh out loud to hear the designers fawn over Georgina and what an “opportunity” it is to learn from her. Uh huh….riiiiight.

    Save Nina Garcia!

  28. Hmm i hope you dont get offended with this question, but how much does a blog like yours earn?

  29. Michele says:

    You’re so right, it does look like an ice skater’s dress. I also think she needs lip color with a dress that bright in color. She’s young. Why is her stylist dressing her in FUG mature dresses? I also have issue with the platform heels she’s wearing. She’s on the tall side with no shoes with her leading man on the short side. I’m not saying she should wear flats, but platform heels is making her tower over the poor guy in all of the pictures. It makes her look like this big amazon woman.

  30. the original bellaluna says:

    I think since Katniss is supposed to be “the girl on fire” they are attempting (with limited success) to dress her that way.

    It’s not her fault; it just IS.

  31. Jen34 says:

    I hate to be mean, but she is just not a pretty girl. Or if she is, she is fighting it tooth and nail.

  32. Allons - y Allonso says:

    AHHHHH my eyes! Marchesa always makes me want to gouge them out!

  33. Floridaseaturtle says:

    I have never seen a Marchesa dress that I have remotely liked. You can spot their predictable hideousness a mile off. And, they look so itchy to me. IMO, more than an accent of lace, is almost always too much.

  34. Reece says:

    Looks around…this is actually my favorite dress so far.
    IKR Marchesa but…It’s not an awful dress (compared to what Marchesa can do to clothing). The fact that it’s short makes it good. Like with the black zipper dress, I do think her makeup needs to be darker. And I would not have had the hair tendrils on the side. There’s enough feathery stuff in the dress. They need to stop with the GOF thing and let Jen be Jen IMO.
    Another EB dress I’m going to marry after I divorce the first one. ;)

    Suits are suits. However, the vests on the boys need to be reversed. Liam should have the shorter V, he’s taller, can get away with it. Josh looks too squared around the face/neck.

    Alright turning the virgo off.

  35. Cerulean says:

    No not ice skater more like Russian ice dancer. Marchessa always looks cheap. I think the judges at Project Runway would consistently rate in the bottom for sloppiness and shoddy execution.

  36. Cait says:

    I actually liked Jennifer’s black Tom Ford dress/makeup but all the other dresses have sucked. She also doesn’t need all that eyeliner!!!

  37. grey says:

    Nothing Jennifer has worn this entire tour has done her any justice. I found her more beautiful in the movie as a brunette in the prairie dress. That says a lot. Nothing her stylist is putting her in is showing us her magic. And the curled bangs hair. Come on now. What is she? 5 in the 1980′s?

  38. Belle says:

    I’m a big fan of the books, and these hideous dresses that JL has been wearing mean NOTHING to me!!! I’m starting to get the impression that whatever ‘stylist’ is putting Jennifer in these crap dresses is playing some sort of a joke on her, and she’s just too dumb to realize it);

    Agree that her make-up has been awful as well… along with her hair, UGH! I know I sound mean, and I’m not trying to…. I’m just really disappointed, as it’s a major Hunger Games buzz kill!

    One last bitchy comment, and then I’ll stop… Is Jennifer’s smile REALLY as bad as it has appeared in these photos? I think she is pretty, despite the bad make up, ugly hair and hideous dresses… when she is NOT smiling. Then I see a smiling pic… *sigh*. Maybe it is just a nervous, pasted-on smile???

  39. Shy says:

    I really, really don’t understand why she wears those heels on every freaking premiere. When she doesn’t wear 15 cm heels then she doesn’t look too tall towards Josh. Just a little. But she had to wear those monstrous heels and be so much taller then her screen love partner.

    And where are studio bosses? Don’t they see how ridiculous Josh looks with her.

    Josh should have wear some big heels on one premiere just for fun :) That would be highlarious.

  40. Love Celebitchy :) says:

    Is it just me or are jennifer’s eyes looking wonky????

    • trayla says:

      Her eyes look wonky but it’s the makeup artist’s fault.

      She has small eyes with hardly any lids, and so makeup artists insist on “compensating” by overdoing her eyeliner and eye makeup to make her eyes appear larger. And all it does is make her look older and wonky.

      She looks best with minimal makeup cause she’s so young, she doesn’t need the cleopatra treatment to enlarge her eyes.

  41. DavidBowie says:

    I uber-hate how she’s styled. Plus, every time she wears those damn 15 inch heels next to lil Peeta it kills my soul and makes me NOT want to pay $10 to see the movie. :(

  42. ninal says:

    I think Jennifer is a cute girl with a killer body. That’s a great combo.

    Unfortunately, the makeup done on this girl has made her look weird, almost botoxy and old(and I don’t think it’s even botox but bad makeup!) and the dresses look super budget for a girl who’s going to be fronting the next “IT” franchise.


  43. trayla says:

    Your post’s hilarious.

    So Elizabeth’s choices were for the masses, because Jenniffer was too busy being a fashion risk taker with the likes of Marchesa and Kimmy Gibler bangs from “Full House?” Are you kidding me?

    Both girls are dressing with nods to their characters obviously. Jennifer’s flopped in part to overall execution, overly heavy makeup, bad hair styling, still green on the red carpet with posing,etc. Hair and makeup in particular has aged her usually fresh face. No biggie, she’ll be more polished next time. That is if she allows us mere masses to be “in” on her fashion rogue-ness next time, that is. lol

  44. judyjudy says:

    Good lord, that’s an ugly dress.

  45. EmmaStoneWannabe says:

    JL should have worn nude pumps with that dress.

  46. Rachel says:

    Elizabeth Banks has nailed it EVERY SINGLE TIME. And her dresses would be just as appropriate for The Girl on Fire. Jennifer Lawrence’s are NOT. As a fan of the books, her styling doesn’t mean squat to me.

    What is going on with her face??? I’m not trying to be rude, but she doesn’t even look like herself. She’s so young and freshfaced and quietly pretty. But she’s been looking … idk. Is she just tired from all the traveling?

  47. Nip says:

    She’s a really pretty woman but her stylist got everything wrong!!! That dress should not be calld an article of clothing!!! It horrifys me to look at it whoever her stylist is, fire her IMMEDIATLY. She could not dress her client at all. Even though she’s the main character in the movie, when she’s on the red carpet with Elizabeth Banks, Elizabeth looks WAY better than her when it comes to clothing, hair and makeup. Jenn’s hair should be down. It does not suit her looks when it’s in an updo. Second, not all people are suited to wear anatomy like dresses that are similar to the places where they show people where our muscles are. And third, who is her makeup stylist?? I am gonna fire that person right on the spot if I know that person. She looks too unrealistic and (no offense!) ugly. People can’t see the naturally beautiful girl underneath all that make up. And those shoes really? They make her look like a huge person and does NOT suit her dress as her dress does not suit her. Her stylist should take lessons from Elizabeth’s stylist since Elizabeth’s stylist can pull off the really hard look of Effie Trinket that Elizabeth can pull off. The one where she should dress so overly dramatic but still look her best and Elizabeth looks so better than Jennifer in that pic. The real pretty Jennifer should be seen and not the Over made up Jennifer they let people see. I’m sorry to the stylist of Jennifer for my harsh comments but it’s true. All her dresses almost made me puke. They were pretty and ok but they did not suit her as it would have. Sorry for the harsh comments.

  48. JoshHutchersonisMINE says:

    WOOOW! u guys are kinda tasteless I’m sorry but jlaw is totally rocking the red carpet!!! and btw there is NOTHING wrong with her face she is just a natural beauty. Jeez and u think lilly collins is waaay better than her! at least Jen can act, i mean she was nominated for an oscar at the age of 20. And her red Marchesa dress was unique. Im very surprised everyone is dissing jennifer lawrence because of her STYLISTS choices of clothing and everyone loves Lilly Collins’ white as snow skin I mean i know she played snow white in that flop Mirror Mirror but honestly it looks over the top. Like oh my Joshh