Jennifer Lawrence named as the new face of Dior: good pick or not so much?

Jennifer Lawrence

Star magazine finally got one (or rather, another) right! A few weeks ago, Kaiser reported how the tabloid printed a story about how Jennifer Lawrence was on the verge of securing a Christian Dior contract, and allegedly, the other Dior girls (including Mila Kunis, Charlize Theron, and Natalie Portman) were extremely angry about it. Of course, the evidence pointed towards Star receiving a genuine fashion scoop since JLaw has been invited to and has attended several Dior events this year (while wearing a lot of Dior, including the dress in these photos) throughout this past year. The sticking point was whether or not Jennifer would be replacing any of the existing Dior ladies or simply supplementing the existing cache. The answer, as confirmed by Women’s Wear Daily (via E! Online) appears to be the latter:

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence has a fashionable new gig, and there’s no bow and arrow required.

Of course, the Hunger Games‘ star still plans to rough it up–Katniss-style–on the big screen when Catching Fire hits theaters in November 2013, but fans will also get to see the beauty’s softer side, as she’s just been announced as the face of Miss Dior.

Lawrence will appear in the new Spring/Summer 2013 Miss Dior handbag advertising campaign, which will debut worldwide in March 2013. This collaboration marks the first time the Academy Award nominee has partnered with a luxury brand.

“It’s such a dream to represent an iconic brand that is synonymous with high fashion.” Lawrence said in a statement. “I’m so excited to be working with the fashion house and wear the new creations by Raf Simons. His most recent haute couture and ready-to-wear collections glamorously capture the modern era at Dior.”

Jennifer is following in the footsteps of past Dior beauties like Mila Kunis and Marion Cotillard, and clearly Simons believes the Winter’s Bone star is the perfect babe to represent the brand:

[From E! Omline]

I think Jennifer is a pretty damn good fit for the handbag line. She’s not a huge fashion girl (as evidenced by Vogue UK’s recent befuddled sweater spread — they had no idea what to do with her), so it wouldn’t make sense for her to represent any of their haute couture or ready-to-wear lines. Handbags, though? Not such a big deal. Kinda casual. Totally JLaw.

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence

Photos courtesy of WENN

 

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41 Responses to “Jennifer Lawrence named as the new face of Dior: good pick or not so much?”

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  1. FreeSpiritedGirl says:

    It’s obviously a good pick. She’s a pretty girl and tough at the same time unlike some eye rolling and lip biting chick,trying to fake her toughness/coolness. She represents women who have got a good head on their shoulders. I like her. :)

  2. hayley says:

    she’s a good actress but (imo) her face is really, really plain.

  3. Amelia says:

    I’ve never really seen her as ‘high fashion-y’ but I guess handbags are a good fit. Nothing too high maintenance.
    Feel free to correct me, anyone, but isn’t Mila Kunis fronting the handbag line? Is this a different line or does the contract expire after a season/year, etc?

  4. Gwen says:

    I prefer her over Mila at this point. As long as it’s not for their beauty line, I think she’ll work fine.

  5. Nessa says:

    Meh. She is adorable in that girl next door way. And she is a very talented actress. But when I think of anything Dior, she does not come to mind as a good fit.

  6. Brown says:

    The bangs are honestly painful for me to look at.

  7. little-red says:

    Not feeling it.

    And those bangs are beyond awful, how can one thinks that looks ok on themselves?

  8. serena says:

    I’m starting to like her but I’d love if she stopped parting her hair and bangs in the middle.

  9. Aria says:

    Goodby, Mila! Hello, Jennifer! I was rooting her for Miss Dior too.

  10. normades says:

    From what I understand the “Miss Dior” line is just one of many handbag lines Dior has. It’s the “young” one. I thought Mila represented all Dior handbags…correct me if I’m wrong.

  11. virginia says:

    meh. she is really average looking.

    • cynicalsmirk says:

      She doesn’t scream fashion house to me – I find her very ordinary looking. She does have fabulous legs, though.

      • Christina says:

        To me, she’s slightly above average looking – no more than that. I wouldn’t glance at her twice if she passed me in the street.

        I’m not sure where Dior is going with its latest ‘spokesmodels’ (snigger). Or I suppose I do – they’re looking for a younger, American market. First the bland, unalluring Portman. Then Mila Kunis, who looks like she sleeps in her make-up and forgets to change her underwear. Now Jennifer, who again is rather bland and not what you’d associate with a Paris high fashion house.

        To me, a model for a posh Parisien brand should have a certain allure, and none of these women have it. Or maybe I’m just getting old!

  12. lem says:

    for the love of everything holy, BANGS TRAUMA (how does CB not mention this every single time there is a post about her??!?!)

  13. Jordan says:

    Good for Jennifer!….it’s a great fit. Lawrence looks lovely in the above photos, looking forward to the adverts in March, 2013.

  14. j.eyre says:

    I am not familiar with Dior handbags. I adore Jennifer and think she is attractive, but I do not see her as Dior in my mind’s eye. I hope she knocks it out of the park, though.

  15. fan says:

    she’s so pretty that i’m sure she’ll look fabulous. i just hope they try something different with her hair

  16. Kaye says:

    I think she’s much more than her appearance in a picture. There are prettier young women, sure – but she is strong and intelligent, an excellent actress, has healthy attitudes about food, her body, her profession. If I had a daughter I would happily point to Jennifer Lawrence as a role model.

  17. DoMaJoReMc says:

    She’s very beautiful IMHO because of her natural beauty. Unlike the spider-eye Kartrashian, I can stand to look at her and NOT wonder how many hours it took to put herself together.

    Her eyes are very sad-looking, though. But I find her girl-next-door look refreshing…and the fact that she weighs more than 86 pounds! \O/

  18. EmmaStoneWannabe says:

    Yay. I like her, so I think she’s a good pick. Cute, fresh, relevant, tough heroine…yep, got my vote.

    PS – In these pics, she kinda reminds me of Emily VanCamp from Revenge. Both are pretty and play strong characters. Love it

    • MerryHappy says:

      She’s a pretty girl and seems very genuine. I’m also in love with that dress. But for the love of everything holy, will she train her bangs, so they at least fall where bangs go? That is literally my only complaint about her, and it isn’t even her, she seems great, its her bangs.
      (I’m am very pro-bangs)

  19. Emma says:

    Awful pick. I love her but she is so not high fashion and she just never looks good dressed up.

  20. A says:

    Handbags seem like a good fit…I just wish she was representing Gucci or D & G instead of replacing Mila for Miss Dior handbags, as I thought Mila did a good job and the other labels seem like a better fit. Jennifer has a simple, sexy wholesomeness, and that just isn’t the best fit with Dior in my opinion.

  21. LeslieM says:

    I don’t see it. She seems kind of clunky not graceful.

  22. ernie says:

    I like Dior’s choice of actresses. They go for the natural beauties who don’t require much fuss, fashion and makeup wise. It’s in line with their natural makeup philosophy, too. Their products are my favorite at the moment.

  23. iseepinkelefants says:

    I don’t think she has “it”, that European look Dior has. She’s too apple pie. And not edgy eough. The header photo proves it. She’s too unkempt and looks pretty only sometimes.

  24. Jordan says:

    @Ernie…I couldn’t agree more. Jennifer is a no fuss natural beauty and that is indeed in line Dior ad campaigns these days. I’m really looking forward to the magazine photos.

  25. TheOneAndOnlyOnly says:

    No christina you’re not getting old – it’s just that even the fashion houses are slumming – any of the supermodels of the 90s – Naomi,Christy,niki,Yasmeen,Claudia,etc. – would/should rep Dior, they had allure and beauty; this girl’s average; I’m of the old school actors/actresses should act, singers should sing and models (Is there a shortage of beautiful French models?) should rep fashion lines.
    This really is another example of how the revenue stream is directed to a few and we see the same bland mostly white faces all the time – IT’S BORING.