Jennifer Lawrence in Dior for ‘Catching Fire’ at Cannes: cute or unflattering?

Jennifer Lawrence

Here’s Jennifer Lawrence at Cannes (and settling nicely into a Liam Hemsworth and Sam Claflin sandwich) while wearing Dior at an early photocall for Catching Fire. I’m labelling this “early” because Catching Fire is not actually screening in Cannes — it’s not even close to being a finished movie! Yet it is never too early for the promotional game, and there are flaming billboards up near the famed Majestic Barriere hotel.

Hence this photocall — and I’ll be perfectly honest here and admit that this Dior jumpsuit is so unflattering that, upon first glance, I was certain that JLaw was wearng some awful Stella McCartney creation that was making her look lumpy in places that certainly would look much better with a flattering design. After all, Jennifer has worn Stella before even if that instance was a rare Stella design that actually looked halfway decent. However and now that this look can be attributed to Dior, there is simply no excuse for the ruffled detail around the waist that is the crowning achievement of awkwardness atop a black crochet bustier erroneously coupled with off-black pants. Poor JLaw, and her shoes are nearly as mystifying as Claflin’s choice of footwear.

Since I’m in the mood for full disclosure tonight, I will admit that even though I am the resident JLawloonie, her recent haircut wasn’t met with much excitement on this end. Kaiser thought it was cute, but I didn’t like it in its wavy incarnation. Now I’m seeing this haircut in all of it’s messy, piecy glory, and it is glorious and accompanied by a complete absence of winged bangs. It is spectacular. It might be my new haircut.

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence

Liam Hemsworth looks quite appetizing too, right? I quite like him with only the tiniest bit of scruff and am pleased that he shaved the overzealous beard away.

Liam Hemsworth

Also, here are some photos of JLaw and Liam at the Jimmy P. (Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian) premiere. JLaw is wearing Dior again (and this look is so much more sophisticated than the other outfit) while Liam is wearing the most delicious Dolce & Gabbana suit. Most suits are so boring, but this one is … hot damn.

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence

Liam Hemworth

Photos courtesy of WENN

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  1. Lynn says:

    Love her! The dress is better. I do like the pants outfit with the shoes. I had some concerns about the top but she looks nice.

  2. Kaboom says:

    The shoes are an eye-sore. Cute otherwise.

  3. Squeakie says:

    After looking at the pants outfit I was thinking god why do her clothes always look so terrible but the dress is very flattering and classy. Shoot me but I guess I’m really just not a huge fan of Dior Jlaw always looks so waspy

  4. Jacqueline says:

    Miley really passed up Cannes? They’re over.

  5. Liv says:

    I think she looks great. The Dior dress is a bit boring, but all in all she looks gorgeous.

    And I love her new hair. I really want to cut mine now!

    • karmasabiatch! says:

      I’m a JLaw-loonie, too. :D

      In regards to her new hair, I love it. I think she probably did it to get it healthy again after all the coloring and extensions, and this is her real hair that we’re seeing after a really long time. Pretty!

  6. juststeph says:

    She looks awesome in the second outfit. She is still beautiful in the first outfit, but the fit of those pants with that shirt isn’t working for me.

  7. Tessa says:

    It looks like the pants came from The Limited, lol. They fit her terribly.

    And DAMN Liam Hemsworth is so friggin hot. Now they would make a hot couple. Come on Gossip Gods, make that happen!

  8. Ashley says:

    I like both outfits but hate the hair it is unflattering.

  9. Christina says:

    I don’t think I have ever seen Jennifer look comfortable wearing Dior. It’s a really, really bad match for her. CK would be so much better.

    • Jane says:

      I have to agree. She is too young for that brand or maybe they just dress her too old. If they wanted to appeal to a younger demographic, they should not dress her like a 40 year old. And maybe it is me, but the front of the skirt bunches poorly around her abdomen.

      She is pretty though and her hair is very youthful, just not her clothes.

    • Tessa says:

      Agree. Dior and Jennifer Lawrence don’t mix. An American designer, a la Calvin Klein would have been so much better, and just the esthetic of clean modern lines and not a lot of girlish excess would have worked better for her. Her Oscar dress was stunning, but everything else has been horrible.

      • Christina says:

        Her Oscar dress was stunning – but not on her. I think the fact that it made her trip on the stairs collecting her award was kind of symbolic – Jennifer and Dior are NOT a good match! By contrast, the silver CK dress she wore to the afters party was perfect on her.

    • bridget says:

      Dior has been off with their celebrity endorsements for a while. Charlize never looked particularly comfortable when she was exclusively in Dior, and even Marion Co tillage always looks like the Dior people just handed her a dress to wear. And of course they biffed the Mila Kunis deal, but I blame that on the Dior people and Ashton Kutcher for sacking thr life out of her.
      Anyhoo my point is that I get the impression that Dior is difficult to work with, but get the major talent because they’re such a prestige brand.

      • Anna says:

        @bridget –

        Dior has been ‘off’ in general. I am still not down with the Raf Simmons aesthetic. I am not sure how they got so many celebs at Cannes to wear Dior on the red carpet, but the looks themselves have been ranging from bizarre to boring to poorly-executed (that uber-budget bunching at the seams of the Julianne Moore dress? My Forever21 pieces fit better).

        JLawr is so not a Dior girl. She doesnt look comfortable or ‘right’ in the designs and for the most part they dont look good on her. She is All-American girl-next-door to their Paris Couture. Calvin Klein or even Oscar would do so much better.

      • Bridget says:

        This has been going on well before Raf Simmons took over. Think back to all those years that Charlize was obligated to wear Dior and looked uncomfortable. Dior is an old and elite fashion house, and they’re the ones with all the currency in the relationships.

  10. marie says:

    She just doesn’t know how to wear clothes and we are analyzing her as if she was a fashion girl. I wish she stopped working with Dior because she’s trying too hard to be someone she is not.

    Oh, and I’m getting extremely tired of seeing her everywhere. I know she’s supposed to be there because her contract says so but girl is way too overexposed and should slow down a bit. This is not good long term wise.

    OH, and her face cannot take a cut like that one. The idea of cutting your hair is that it should suit your face but hers is too wide. I don’t know how to explain it but it looks bad from certain angles or when she looks extremely bloated. She should do sleek ponytails or something to elongate her face and play with proportions.

  11. Vera says:

    Neither outfit is her best look, but she’s so pretty, she gets away with it.

    Looks like Liam and Miley are over for now.

    • marie says:

      I’m sorry, Vera but JLaw doesn’t get away with awful outfits. You have to be stunning to do so and she’s very homely looking.

      • Christina says:

        Not sure about ‘homely’ but I once got criticised on this thread for saying that I think Jennifer is maybe only slightly above average looking – but with the benefit of great hairstylists, make-up artists, photographers etc. In fact, I think her ‘averageness’ is part of her appeal. She’s pretty, but I see equally pretty girls on my way to work every day. She’s no Charlize Theron or Monica Bellucci, that’s for sure. And that’s fine.

  12. Catching Fire says:

    Jen and Liam looked super hot standing next to each other.

  13. Dawn says:

    She looks pretty, so young, so talented.

  14. dani89 says:

    LAWSWORTH!!! and let the rumors begin lol

  15. Anna says:

    I feel like I am simultaneously cheating on Chris AND Team Miley, but DANG Liam looks good in that white shirt!

  16. smee says:

    Jumpsuit with tapering legs pants and huge wad of fabric on her mid-section – not flattering.

    Love the strapless dress – white looks surprisingly great on her.

  17. Reece says:

    I hope Sam Clafin is a really good actor because he just does not do it for me. All I see in the pic are stinky feet!
    Liam is looks damn good!

    Jenn that first Dior is wrong in every way. The second is nice but… *sigh* I think I agree with the some comments above though Dior doesn’t seem to be a good fit for her. It’s not even a case of the clothes wearing her. She looks like she’s in them because she’s contractually obligated not because there’s any anything.

  18. Chrissy says:

    I agree with everyone’s comments above.
    When I think of Dior/Paris, JLaw doesn’t really fit it. That’s probably why she always looks terrible in Dior to me.

  19. TOPgirl says:

    I love the dress but that shirt…eww.

  20. Athena says:

    I love both looks, and absolutely LOVE her hair. Also, this bares repeating: Holy Chemistry Batman!…..Jennifer and Liam look lovely together.

  21. Athena says:

    #Bettyrose: Yes, this +1,000,000. I mean, dayuum! (LOL!).

  22. j.eyre says:

    I love JLaw’s hair as well. And I think she looks stunning in the dress. I would not be adverse to strapless jumpsuits quietly disappearing altogether.

    I know I am still about the only one but I hold high hopes for Claflin. I think he is adorable in a mischievous kind of way and I do think he will pull off Finnick. And, heaven help me, I find his shoes here darling.

    • Tessa says:

      I have seen him in Pillars of the Earth, and I have no doubt that Sam will make an amazing Finnick. He’s so badass in that series, and a really great actor to boot. He is handsome as all get out, and the camera loves him. The biggest casting mistake was casting Liam as anyting other than Finnick or Peta. He isn’t the main romantic lead, and he isn’t the best looking guy in Panem, he’s just Gale, and it throws everything else off.

    • Anna says:

      I like Claflin, who by the way nurses a major crush on CHarms (just watch the SWATH interviews). Dragonfly King must get so jealous!

  23. Jules says:

    Jennifer Lawrence looks gorgeous, such a beautiful, talented young woman. I think Claflin will be great as Finnick, he’s a good actor and adorable (love the shoes, and the highwater pants! (LOL!)I just can’t wait to see the film!. Oh, and I agree with the comments regarding how good Lawrence and Hemsworth look together…damn, indeed!.

  24. Nicolette says:

    The dress looks great on her, and I like the hair and make up.

  25. valleymiss says:

    The white bodice dress is gorgeous on her, and for once her makeup looks perfect and not overdone. BUT the hair is just bad. It’s looking overly limp/shapeless. I think maybe she’s been washing it too much or something. She needs it up, or back in a low ponytail, or something.

  26. Jennifer12 says:

    Jen looks great- haircut is pretty and sophisticated and the clothes look beautiful on her. Love the red pumps with all black outfit.

  27. serena says:

    Like JLaw second dress but the first..ugh, it’s so terribly awful. Her make-up is terrible too, I don’t know why nobody can put a decent make-up on this girl.

  28. Asdfg says:

    I think she got it right this time! :)

    As for Liam and the other dude, meh… I hate when guys wear short pants!

  29. Isa says:

    I don’t care for the outfits but I love her make up in the first one. She looks really beautiful.

  30. Deslia says:

    I must be the few but I don’t get this actresses appeal. Yes she can act but her acting isn’t anything special. Same goes for her looks. Her Oscar was totally undeserved and I have a feeling she will dissapear in a few years to come.
    Also, Atleast Mila looked great in the Dior ads, Jennier Lawrences looks out of place. I don’t know about the rest of the world but Jennifer isn’t very well recognized in parts of Europe. I think she is mostly famous in the USA and Canada still. I personally don’t think she is an international superstar of any kind.

    • Laura says:


      she has only been famous for a few years and is guaranteed fame for at least 4 years more with all the movies she has coming up. She is well known, really well at least in the UK, Canada, and US. France obviously knows her in Raf Simmons asked her to represent Dior. And she is only going to get bigger….
      She has an Oscar, the franchise, the money, the fame, etc.

      • Deslia says:

        So what if she has a franchise? Lots of other actors do, far more succeful and famous then hers.
        Jennifer Lawrence will fade away mark my words. She will live off the Oscar Glory + THG triology for a few years, but then what? I don’t she is really what the media hypes her up to be. Most of her fans are young adults or younger. She also ins’t very pretty one offence. Dior will fire her like they did with Mila.

    • Laura says:

      And, its ok you know, to NOT like her. I don’t like every actress out there either. Don’t particularly care for Angelina Jolie or Charlize THeron. But i am not going to deny their superstar status at this point, some things are just evident.

      • Deslia says:

        Jennifer Lawrence is not Angelina Jolie or Charlize Theron type famous as far as I know. Anyone would agree with me on that. I live in Russia, and she is not very well known here. Just giving my two cents. I won’t deny her fame, but after all the oscar glory wears off and TGH triogly ends, I doubt she will be very much relevant. I think she peaked early and already she seems to have a big head. I heard she would not attend her House on the Left premiere but has no problem attending the Great Gatsby premiere? When she had nothing to do with the movie? She would not come to an MTV event for CF but has no problem going to Cannes for CF( wonder why they are even promoting a film like CF).
        I don’t buy into hype, which she is. Love her all you want. Some people aren’t put under her spell .

      • MisJes says:

        Well, I’m not going to hold missing an MTV awards ceremony over her head, especially since she was NEVER even confirmed to attend in the first place, due to her shooting schedule. MTV threw her under the bus there. Come on.

  31. Loira says:

    That Clafin guy is handsome, but too hip-py for these pants. I remember reading an Article about how he almost always chose the most unflattering pants…

  32. Glaughy says:

    J.Law gives me a Jennifer Tilly vibe here, wow. So gorgeous. Hate the first outfit though.

  33. Tasha says:

    I guess I’m the only one who dosen’t think Jennifer L beautiful. Their nothing special about her, her looks average like lot of other celebrity and non-celebrities out there.

  34. Norman Bates' Mother says:

    I love the second make-up on her. Very flattering colours. The first one isn’t half bad either. That’s a nice change after all those horrible make-ups she wore during the Oscar season.

  35. Ida says:

    It’s not Dior, it’s certainly not Raf Simons – the man is hugely talented, it’s Jennifer Lawrence: she seems like a sweet kid but she cannot for the life of her wear couture, much less the kind of very high-end, challenging couture that Raf Simons specializes in – a heady mix of minimalist restrain and baroque opulence. She does not seem to appreciate the clothes she’s wearing, which is a shame; does not seem to be particularly interested in design and/or fashion more generally; she always looks uncomfortable in Dior. Look at the same outfits on a catwalk model, they are exquisite. The Dior outfits are wasted on her.

  36. Laura says:

    she looks amazing. i agree , kaiser. the hair and makeup in both looks are stunning. it flatters her face and makes her look really youthful. much better now. and i love them in both the beachy wavy and straight variations.

    both looks flatter her body really well too.

  37. Lizzy says:

    I agree she needs to get new stylists, wadrobe make up etc. If you look at pics of just a year she seemed so much fresh and younger. I believe she has a gorgeous face. If you watch her in SLP with makeup she looed stunning. But the make up lately is doing her a diservice big time

  38. Rinny says:

    She looks thinner and more tan to me.


  39. chalkdustgirl says:

    I’ve said it before; I’ll say it again: from the waist down to the ankles, Sam Clafin looks like a chick.

  40. Ginger says:

    I adore her hair and makeup! The pants suit… not so much. BUT that dress is to die for! She looks fantastic!

  41. bridget says:

    Whoever dressed Sam Claflin should be fired. Just No. You know how Laney talks about Robert Pattinson ‘s mothering hip? That’s all I can think about looking at that pic.

  42. xxx says:

    Seeing her standing between these two guys, it shows to me how badly they miscast Peeta. She looks good between two tall guys. Poor Josh always looks like the little midget brother standing with this lot – and Peeta is supposed to be tall and strong! Just wrong, wrong, wrong. If you are going to cast a taller, larger Katniss – and I don’t mean that to say J-Law is large, I love her beautiful figure so much better than most; but she is larger than Katniss as described in the book – then don’t cast a teeny Peeta who just makes her look like a giant.

  43. M. says:

    Love the hair, makeup and Dior on Lawrence. Wonderful actress, as well.

  44. Original A says:

    Ugh. Clafin. Every time I see him, I think of how it could have been Jesse Williams or Garrett Hedlund or a few of the other candidates that were far more suited. He’s a good actor, but a pale, skinny, pasty English boy isn’t the best pick for what is supposed to be a guy who is incredibly handsome and spends all his time in the water.

  45. Moonlighthead says:

    I think right now Jen hardly will find someone young in the same level as her. I don’t really care much for Liam but ever since i saw their pictures during all satuday promotion the only thing i can think is that they have to do it. The way they looked at each other just scream desire. They don’t need a relationship. Just have hot sex together already!

  46. jk says:

    You know that the rumors will be coming as soon as the catching fire promotion starts in full speed but Laim has to make offical his break up from miley or Jen people will shot down those rumors.

  47. Original A says:

    Am I the only one who thinks Clafin is seriously thirsty for fame? Hasn’t he tried out for like every major franchise role? If he isn’t in a relationship, watch him try and float some rumors about him and JenLaw. I think she is way more likely to get back with Nicholas Hoult, though.

    • Tessa says:

      He’s engaged, and yes he’s tried out for roles, but he’s also been cast in the roles. You can’t fault him for that. He’s been cast in the parts, and he’s still not all that famous, so maybe he’s the opposite, and not all that interested in fame, just the work.

  48. Cece says:

    On a totally different topic and I’m sure this will be covered but I heard JLaw has a stalker. And he wasn’t really following her all that much, but instead was trying to have contact with her brother to get to her. Creepy!

  49. Cece says:

    @Bridget: Mothering hips lol!

  50. GirlyGirl says:

    She really is cultivating that “dull townie” look eh?

    yawn, all three of them = cream of boring

  51. Athena says:

    @Cece: I read about that…apparantly he made over 200 hundred phone calls to her brother….Jesus, how creepy. Glad to know he’s behind bars.

  52. Thora says:

    She’s not even close to being the best looking woman in the entertainment industry and she’s not the most talented actor going around. Yet somehow she manages to be greater than the sum of her parts.