Jennifer Lawrence in navy blue Dior at the Met: perfect & lovely or too classic?

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence is under contract with Christian Dior now, so it’s no surprise that she wore Dior on the red carpet at the Met Gala last night. Upon very close inspection, this gown is practically a confection in its lovely attention to jewel-encrusted detail with a slim, classy little belt, and the strapless look is one that JLaw can pull off well. The birdcase veil is the perfect accessory here, but the look overall doesn’t match up well with the “punk” theme of the event.

If one throws the theme out the door, however, Jennifer is utter perfection in this dress except that the dark color disappears a bit on the red carpet. Her makeup is gorgeous and appropriate with bold red lips, soft eyes, and a pop of color on the cheeks. Those diamond earrings are very classic too. She’s gorgeous!

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence

Amanda Seyfried

Amanda Seyfried went very brash in Givenchy (of course) with a bold print that she was working like crazy. The draped back of the dress is more interesting than the front, and the train of the gown is just right without going overboard. Amanda wisely toned down the makeup, and her slicked-back hair knew not to distract from the overall look. If this dress and jewelry combo didn’t match the event’s theme, it would have been too much, but Amanda wins this one.

Amanda Seyfried

Katie Holmes

Katie Holmes gave it her all when gliding into camera view with this flowing Calvin Klein halter gown in the purest of whites, and she looks quite beautiful here but not very punk at all. There’s just too much dress here! Further, the gown doesn’t flatter Katie’s figure and makes her look a little bit frumpy, which is odd when one considers the bit of side boob on display. Her hair and makeup are quite dramatic and nearly appropriate to the event though. Nice effective smoky eyes.

Katie Holmes

Katie Holmes

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  1. Pastyousayyouneverknew says:

    Jennifer looks really pretty here but definitely not punk enough. Amanda looks great too but it’s the same thing, that ensemble doesn’t really scream “punk”. They just both look really glammed up and pretty. That’s about it.

    • LadyMTL says:

      I agree, they look gorgeous but it’s not about looking gorgeous when the theme is punk. Still, I can’t find anything bad to say about Jennifer Lawrence…I even like the bird cage veil.

      • Amelia says:

        Jennifer seems to really suit the birdcase veils, I think there was one in that strange Harper’s Bazaar (?) bird photoshoot last year.
        I’m not really a fan of dresses ending above the ankle, though. Either go full length or go shorter.
        I think Amanda is the overall winner of the night, so far. Liking the eye make-up.
        And major points to Katie Holmes for owning the spotlight. Even though I intially though the dress was a little toilet paper-y, I’m still hoping Tiny Tom is throwing his lifts at the ceiling somewhere.

    • Kasia says:

      True. I think Jennifer would look awesome in a punk-inspired outfit. Personally, I don’t think Dior suits her at all. Dior is too sweet for her. She should try something more edgy, less girly.

    • Bored suburbanhousewife says:

      Am I the only one who thinks Jen looks just like Evan Rachel Wood in this pic? Including the True Blood hat and dress.

    • Mila says:

      Jennifer looks beautiful. I think its punk how she photo bombed SJP.

  2. LadyJane says:

    In a few years time, no one will care if the dress matched the theme. Look at Anna Wintour. They will only remember how amazing you looked on the night. Jennifer nails it here – in fact what could be more punk than flouting the dress code? Love her. And Katie Holmes looks amazing too.

    • V4Real says:

      They look pretty but award show pretty. This was a punk theme for the night at The Met, it’s like they didn’t even try. This is the one time you can dress crazy and have fun with it and they failed miserably.

    • Adrien says:

      But you only have this opportunity to be punk in a gala ball so might as well join the fun and go with the theme. You can always look great in other red carpet, formal events.

    • Ja'mie says:

      It’s booooring. This is the Met Ball. Go big or go home.

    • Me Three says:

      Katie just doesn’t have “it.” No matter what event, I just don’t see any style from her, even when she’s wearing something that is stylish. I thought she looked boring and older than her years. She looked frumpy but she always looks frumpy. I’m glad for her that she has money because I don’t think she has much of a future in movies ahead of her. She is just so blah!

  3. LL says:

    The looks are nice but where is the punk? Its like only a few people understood the theme while others didn’t really care at all.

    • don't kill me i'm french says:


    • sarah says:

      I saw the live feed of the Red Carpet and when they asked JLaw about her dress and how she picked it, she made a flip comment about how the designer (who was with her) told her to wear it so she did. It didn’t seem like she knew/cared that there even was a theme. When they asked if she had ever had a punk phase, she scoffed and said that she was a cheerleader in high school. :/

  4. Deb says:

    Jen looks flawless , that is all

  5. Jane says:

    Bland and boring

  6. Aiobhan says:

    Nothing punk about any of these ladies but they still all look good. I kind of like Amanda’s dress the most.

    Katie still looks like a beautiful robot.

  7. Faye says:

    J. Law looks so pretty, I’ll give her a pass on missing the theme. Not sure about the veil, though — a bit too “mafia wife.” Still, she looks amazing!

  8. Jayna says:

    Boring. And I hate that style dress on women, that 50’s full skirt above the ankle. It cuts you off lengthwise and is so unflattering with the big skirt coming to that length.

  9. mkyarwood says:

    Anna was the worst dressed.

    • Mia says:

      Love Bedheads options for Jennifer prefect or classic ….. I too think she looks gorgeous, dress, belt, jewelry, everything right, shoes, make up and it’s a shame not to wear a veil when you have a face like that.
      I think going so demure and classic when the theme is punk is more of a risk then , wearing something more out there.

  10. lady mary. says:

    jennifer ,kstew ,emma dressed up more as goth than punk

  11. MisJes says:

    Oh she looks absolutely stunning. The detail on that dress is amazing, and I LOVE the make-up and veil – it’s perfection. This is easily my favourite look of the entire night.

    • Luli says:

      The veil very in this season … Think she looks so pretty , just classic, favorite look of the night.

  12. don't kill me i'm french says:

    did JLaw go to a funeral?

    • Another Ann says:

      Either funeral or Goth Prom.

      It’s a shame, young stars like JLaw are the ones that should have really brought it for the punk theme, and instead she dressed in something more appropriate for her mother’s generation. While Jen looks fine, it’s dull and misses the mark for the theme.

      • MisJes says:

        I don’t that just because she is young she should be expected to go crazy with the punk theme. I am her age, and I would be more comfortable wearing that dress than say, the one Miley wore.

        Maybe punk just isn’t her thing, and she decided to go with what she had more confidence in – I know I would with hundreds of photographers and attention.

        It’s a matter of your own taste in fashion, not how old you are.

      • Another Ann says:

        You don’t have to “go crazy” with it. But if you accept an invitation to the Met Ball, you should make the effort to go with the theme. If you don’t want to play, stay home.

        For those afraid to not look “pretty”, they could follow Sienna Miller’s example. She used elements of punk, but still looked feminine.

      • MisJes says:

        I still feel that you should wear what you feel good in. Perhaps it’s true you should “play”, but that being said, I doubt that the organizers are bothered enough by the theme to enforce it, given that the host herself wore Chanel flowers. It’s more of a guideline.

  13. teekay says:

    Where the Hell are all the Vivienne Westwood concoctions?!? Nobody thought to find Betsey Johnson either? I miss Galliano and McQueen. Everyone I have seen completely disregarded the memo about ‘punk.’ I cant believe Im saying this, but at least Madonna took a risk and I think she pulled it off, the only thing she is missing is the paper bag that goes over her head.

    • LadyLupton says:

      Thank you! Where are all the Vivienne Westwood dresses I was expecting? Did anyone wear VW?

      • Kayla says:

        I think Christina Ricci wore westwood

      • Liv says:

        Westwood would have been the obvious choice for everyone. I am surprised that most designers didn’t even try to be edgy or risky. It was like a normal red carpet!

    • Eleonor says:

      I was waiting to see (at least) KStew in her beloved sneakers and sleazy t-shirt, or stuff like that.
      Gwen Stefani could have wore something punk, she knows it.
      Instead we have all these celebrities dressed like they were going to the prom.
      Madonna, Miley, and Sarah Jessica Parker (and in part JLO) nailed it.

  14. carol says:

    jen looks so much better when she doesn’t smile – not trying to be mean, some women look more beautiful with a serious face.

  15. Christina says:

    Navy blue? I know colours don’t always photograph well, but that dress looks black to me.

    Anyway, it’s a beautiful dress, but not on Jennifer. Her collaboration with Dior has been a disaster from day one. She is just not Parisian high fashion – she’d be far better suited to a slightly edgier ‘younger’ designer like Calvin Klein. She looked 100 times better in CK at the Oscars after party than she did in the frou frou Dior gown that make the poor girl trip when walking up to recieve the award. Surely that was a sign that she and Dior just aren’t a good fit?

  16. gatinha says:

    jlaw looks gorge but i’m sick of seeing her in strapless gowns….i think the best she has ever looked is in the red calvin klein when she was nominated in winters bone, i think she should reference that beautiful look soon!

  17. Rosie says:

    why is none of these women looking punk?

  18. lucy2 says:

    I kind of like all 3. Amanda’s dress not as much, but she looks great.

  19. FreeSpiritedGirl says:

    I like JLaw’s dress. Wish it was up to knee length.

  20. Jegede says:

    The Church Lady called the she wants her look back Jen.

    Dior misses Galliano badly. Hot Mess

    Amanda Seyfried is showing sisterhood by wearing a similar couch setting to Kim K.
    Only Kim will be vilified for the look and Amanda venerated. Funny huh?

  21. Cece says:

    I think Katie Holmes’s hair looks too Bride of Frankenstein. She looks ill at ease, and I’m surprised she went. I like the dress a lot and white was a fun color choice, but she looks so darn old in it (and please, please retire the stupid side boob).

  22. Tessa says:

    I love JLaw, but frankly I’m almost offended for the event organizers by what she wore. Like, theme, what theme? I’m gonna wear what I want! She didn’t even try…at all…which seems kind of douchey.

    • Sammy says:

      “Kind of douchey”… I guess you haven’t seen what the event honcho Anna W wore, or that her daughter looked she was going to the prom ….Jennifer looks edger going the complete opposite , classic & perfect , then doing the half harded punk shit that most tried, either do the unexpected , like Jen .. or go for it like Madonna , but please the limp punk crap made them look stupid or slutty.

  23. Christina says:

    Amanda Seyfried is another one who is just NOT a good match for aParisian high fashion house. Seriously, are there no elegant French actresses or models around these days? What is this obsession with French deisgn houses recruiting every young American actress, no matter how unsuitable? Anyone else remember Mila Kunis’ disastrous collaboration with Dior?

  24. Carys says:

    Fishnet stockings (especially torn ones) were very punk. Do you think Jennifer Lawrence was attempting to wear fishnets on her head?

  25. Merman says:

    I guess punk must be a very confusing theme.

  26. Athena says:

    Love Jennifer, love the gown…damn, Lawrence is a beautiful woman!. Loved her reaction to SJP’s fauxhawk (LOL!). Amanda looked good….Katie….pretty, a tad dull, but pretty.

    • Really says:

      What was her reaction?? I love j Lawrence, I want to be besties with her and drink wine, smoke weed, and maybe let her set me up with Bradley cooper. SJP’s dress is horrible.

  27. Athena says:

    @LadyJane: +1,000,000. I couldn’t agree more.

  28. Harpreet says:

    JLaw looks sad.

  29. Kat says:

    JLaw looks flawless. Just gorgeous.

  30. truthful says:

    Amanda looks good here and I love Katie’s look, simply gorgeous to me.

    She’s out of the darkenss and into the light, she looks happier and I like this Calvin Klein number on her.

    hmm, just think how frustrated she’d look w/TC by her side, smdh.

  31. Kristine says:

    JLaw looks amazing. I actually really love Amandas dress. Holmes looks terrible.

    • Micki says:

      I find Amanda’s dress most beautiful I’ve seen on MET-posts today.Doesn’t match the theme but who cares..

  32. Elly says:

    Jennifers dress is super sweet, she looks really good, but the ugly shoes ruin the look a little bit.

    The theme “punk” confuses people… Jennifer looks goth.

  33. Isa says:

    No one looks very punk.
    The top of Jennifer’s dress looks like it needs to be pulled up.

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  35. Liz says:

    All very pretty but not punk.

  36. BooBooLaRue says:

    Wow Amanda is just the strangest looking person ever.

  37. CC says:

    The dress in nice, and Punk as a theme? First it’s stupid, secondly, the mere notion of a dress throws out the punk theme. So whatever, just take it for what it is.

  38. RobN says:

    I tend to think that Jennifer thought about the theme, said that’s not my thing and I’ll just look like a try-hard, and went with a classic look instead. My only problem with it is that the dress looks like it’s having problems staying up and that always seems like a big distraction to me. Makes me a little nervous.

    • Sammy says:

      That’s how Dior Couture does strapless, no Pamela Anderson boobs in the face…. It you look all the strapless Dior gowns this season they all cut low with the natural shape of the breasts , not the 90’s push up bra that’s become the norm with strapless.. ie Blake Lively dress at this event.

      Just remember Jennifer’s wipe out on the Oscar stairs, that Dior strapless held without any problems, they have built bras.

  39. Irin says:

    Lets talk about Katie Holmes that girl is so gorg. And the dress is cute from certain angles not the best choice for this event but so many people got it from so who cares. I don’t care it’s not a punk,I was just happy to see her enjoy the fashion world without Cruise.

  40. serena says:

    Love Jennifer look but too classic and not punk at all, not even an inch of punk. Also the lenght of dress bothers me, it makes her look short -which she isn’t-.

    I’m happy about Katie Holmes big return, she looked stunning but apart from hair and make up no punk at all too. Still, good considering this is Katie we’re talking about.

  41. FLORC says:

    All these posts and pics have taught me 1 thing. Celebs do not know how to dress punk and most of their stylist have no grasp on the concept of punk.

    A faux hawk and thick eyeliner/shadow does now make an evening gown turn punk. Ugh!

  42. Nicolette says:

    Love Jennifer’s dress, it’s a classic style. Beautiful! And Katie Holmes! She looks fantastic, dumping Tommy has done wonders for her look. Go Girl 🙂

  43. Jayna says:

    Jennifer is the biggest miss of the night for me,no matter how pretty she looks. Who comes to a punk-themed couture night and ignores it and decides to channel a whole other era? She is channeling Audrey Hepburn. Talk about missing the right era and being so far off.

  44. Emily says:

    Lawrence looks like she dressed up as Audrey Hepburn. I’m sure someone is less punk than Audrey Hepburn, but I can’t think of who. It makes me want to claw my eyes out. Lawrence should have worn the t-shirt and jeans she was wearing in those pics where she was smoking a blunt. That would have worked.

  45. KellyinSeattle says:

    Jennifer looks really good; so does Katie, though I don’t like her dress as much. But she looks looks good!! Eat your heart out, Tommy!

  46. taxi says:

    Kate’s shoes look dangerously ill-fitting.

  47. kc says:

    PUNK! The theme of the night is PUNK! This is not the Oscars, it’s a COSTUME GALA. AAARGGG!!!! JLaw — love her, love her but wish she had some fun.

    My best of the night — thinking PUNK (not what I’d wear) – Miley C (CANNOT believe I think this), Sienna M. AnnE H. and SJP.

    Worst: Katie H., Maggie G., The Olsen Disasters

  48. LaurieH says:

    Jennifer looks pretty, but vintage isn’t punk and this 40’s throwback look (which I happen to adore because I’m an old chick) is too old for her. Katie also looks beautiful, but again – not punk.

  49. Olivia says:

    I wonder what lionsgate thinks about the lead in their franchise ignoring a lot of THG promo. She doesn’t show for MTV, which I know are lame awards but it seems a lot of other a list actors understand that it does feed a demographic and she was a noshow at Cinecon in Vegas but she shows up in NYC for the great Gatsby premiere and the met gala. I get that she has a secure career but I would think that lionsgate would want this very popular and very talented actress to appear enthusiastic for this franchise. Maybe they don’t think it needs any help. She bailed on the house at the end of the street premiere too which I am sure was disappointing to the studio. I wonder if she had promoted it properly if it would have done better at the BO. Most horror films do pretty well at the BO regardless of the content but this film tanked which i think is odd becuase she is the “it” girl.I guess my point is that she doesn’t appear to be a team player and it seems she makes an effort at the high profile stuff. Harvey obviously taught her well.

  50. xxx says:

    Gah! Again, the “theme” for the Met Gala does not mean you rock up like you’re going to a theme party. It means that you wear something with punk influences from the high fashion / couture world. Everyone can have their own take on it. You don’t have to rock up looking like a genuine punk; that’s not the point.

    BUT, even if it was the point… I was waiting for a friend recently for 45 minutes, right next to the entry to a punk ball. A genuine punk ball, not people dressing up as punks for fun, but modern punks and goths. There was so much variation in the looks, it was really amazing. There was definitely a lot Dita von Teese with a darker twist going on, and girls who wouldn’t have looked out of place with a twinset and pearls on, but they were wearing black, with those earlobe discs and tats. It was very interesting. Punk takes many forms, it’s very creative. It is not this narrowly defined thing that I think a lot of people think it is.

    Jen looks like some amazing punk bride. I love it. The beautiful bride of death! I think she looks gorgeous, although I do want to give her dress a big yank up so it sits properly on her bust.

    I think Seyfried is quite bland but the dress is pretty cool.

    Katie… well, okay that is not anyone’s twist on punk! She has just picked a dress she likes then tried to make the make up and hair a bit punk. The problem is that the dress isn’t really that flattering or great. Imagine if she’d worn something super tailored in dark colours, with geometric panels of say, sheer and velvet with that fantastic short haircut she was rocking a few years ago?? That would have been perfection. She looked so much better when Posh was influencing her style.

  51. bridget says:

    Most of these celebrities are there specifically as the +1 of the designer that dressed them – and I would imagine that with many of these pairings they’re at the mercy of what the designer chose. For example, last year Gwyneth and Carey wore what they were gievn by Prada, with no input. And it sounds like that’s whats going on with Jennifer and Dior. Its not exactly the kind of event where they can say “well my stykist has some other choices”

  52. bridget says:

    Most of these celebrities are there specifically as the +1 of the designer that dressed them – and I would imagine that with many of these pairings they’re at the mercy of what the designer chose. For example, last year Gwyneth and Carey wore what they were gievn by Prada, with no input. And it sounds like that’s whats going on with Jennifer and Dior. Its not exactly the kind of event where they can say “well my stylist has some other choices”

  53. Ava says:

    @jane ….Why because she doesn’t look like she put her make up on in the dark or decided not to wear a Halloween costum , I think she looks beautiful and wearing the opposite of punk , classic, allows her to stand out even more from the pack , without standing out because she looks awful , like so many did that night…..

    Amanda Seyfried.. It’s not too bad when her hair is down, but put back like this and she has a egg head, so weird , and then those big eyes.