Jennifer Lawrence in tailored businesswear for Miss Dior: stellar or tired & greasy?

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence graces this questionable editorial within the new fall/winter issue of Dior magazine. We already discussed the cover a few weeks ago. Dior mag isn’t available on newsstands, but it can be found exclusively in Dior boutiques. As the resident die-hard JLaw fan, I find myself very conflicted about this spread. JLaw is meant to appear elegant in this black-and-white shoot for Miss Dior, which highlights outwear and tailored businesswear. Instead, she seems bored and over it.

Poor JLaw has been greased up and (presumably) drugged up with NyQuil. She looks utterly apathetic and on the verge of a possible nervous breakdown. Granted, this particular shot is **BAM** amazing.

Jennifer Lawrence

This rest of the shoot? Not so much.

Jennifer Lawrence

Mostly JLaw looks exhausted in these ads. Instead of appearing pretty and natural like she did in the Dior handbag ads, Jennifer looks like she needs a good nap. Bad styling and way too much oil.

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence

Photos courtesy of Dior

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  1. Liz says:

    The pic of her standing is pretty great but the rest are a little underwhelming.

  2. Anna says:

    I like the second to last photo, but in all the other ones she gives the SAME b*tch-face. Sameness is the worst part.

    • M. says:

      @Anna: Right, because if there is one thing Jennifer Lawrence is known for giving it’s….bitchface. subdued, perhaps, but definetly not bitchface. I think Lawrence pulls it off (the look, boy chic) very well here.

      • Anna says:

        Oooh, I respectfully disagree: I think JLawr is beautiful AND a delight, but that top photo is ANGRY. I dont like looking at it at all.

    • Babalon says:

      Yeah. The fourth one is lovely.

    • Kat says:

      I don’t know how to describe Jennifer, maybe as the girl next door, not beautiful or breathtaking, just average girl next door features. When they try and make her look exotic, her face looks bored. I liked her looks better when she first arrived and then she was made to lose the weight that she stated she never would bow down to Hollywood skinny girls but she did. I think the weight loss and the magazine covers trying to make her into something she’s not took away from her charm.

    • SpankFD says:

      +1

      I would totally wear that jacket because I am in love with the edgewise lapel. But then again, I’d never spend a month’s rent – no mayter how classic, timeless or fabulous – because I have my priorities in line. Sorry, House of Dior.

  3. Lindy79 says:

    Not loving the shiny face/wind tunnel hair combo.

    She looks in a slight state of confusion or bewilderment.

    • MrsB says:

      +1. It’s like they were actively trying to make her look as bad as possible.

    • LadyMTL says:

      Yeah, I really don’t understand why they made her look like she dipped herself in baby oil. The clothes themselves are awesome…if only they’d styled her properly, alas.

    • Suzy from Ontario says:

      Ditto. Her face looks greasy to me in this photos and the expressions are strange. Not a fan of the shoot.

  4. LB says:

    Was Charlize Theron a Dior spokesmodel too? I ask because these pictures remind me of an ad she once did though these are not quite as good.

    Jennifer Lawrence’s face is too youthful for this type of theme, IMO. I still love her though.

    • Kit says:

      Maybe you’re thinking of her j’adore ads, for Dior? This shoot reminded me of those.

      • LB says:

        Yep. That was it. Same styling (clothes are different, but same hair, similar makeup). Thanks!

      • GrahamFan says:

        I agree with her face being too youthful for the theme. Either Charlize Theron or Tilda Swinton would be a good fit for this campaign.

  5. Tessa says:

    Disagree. I think she looks incredible and the clothes look fantastic, which is sort of the point. She’s not an airbrushed doll, there’s a bit of a story in these pictures. She’s human, she’s got actual skin and not airbrushed porcelain. She throws her hair in a knot, but she also wears Dior. I like it.

    • MisJes says:

      +1, I completely agree. She looks amazing, as always. I’d kill for that body!

    • Gwen says:

      I agree too. Well put :D

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Also agree. A lot of Dior ads feature a woman who appears to be in a “moment” of her life. She’s posing in an office, looking tired and bored and trapped in her high powered position while wearing beautiful and elegant clothes. She’d rather be surfing, but she just closed a multi- million dollar deal, but she’s exhausted and over it. Or something. I think it’s on purpose.

    • Belle says:

      Not airbrushed? Just photo shopped then…. once again, her moles seem to be missing.

  6. bns says:

    She is so plain.

    • cs says:

      ITA,
      I’m probably in the minority on this site. But I don’t find anything about this girl that’s exciting or interesting. I think she’s more Banana Republic than CD. I really don’t get her appeal.

      • loveisthecoal says:

        Hey, don’t be hatin’ on Banana Republic. About 80% of my work wardrobe is from there! ;)

        Seriously though, I love Jennifer and I think that she is lovely as well, in kind of a wholesome, approachable way. That being said, I just don’t think Dior is a particularly good fit for her. That’s not meant as a slam on her in any way-I could see her more easily as the face of say, Ralph Lauren or Michael Kors…maybe even Marc Jacobs? That might be interesting.

      • BooBooLaRue says:

        I’m standing with you on this.

      • cs says:

        @loveisthecoal

        I’m not hating on Banana Republic. I shop there at times also. I’m just saying she’s not a high-end type brand girl. Without make-up or Photoshop she’s so Bland, Plain, Beige.
        I never like her Red Carpet attire either. I guess that’s her appeal, she’s not intimidating in the looks dept.

    • Juliet says:

      I don’t get the hype, she sounds fake and not interesting at all. She doesn’t have range, I still don’t understand the whole oscar thing.

  7. Anna says:

    Actresses please stop modelling. She looks so tired even photoshop couldn’t erase it.

  8. IrishGirl says:

    I like the spread…I think she looks beautiful. It’s just different from what we have seen before…but I love the spread.

  9. Elodie says:

    The top pic is nice.

    If they really wanted the editorial to be top notch, with the hairdo and slender frame, Tilda Swinton could have done it.

    I get the whole she’s a normal looking girl that can wear Dior, the whole different approach, but unfortunately, not all looks suit her.

  10. M. says:

    “apathetic and on the verge of a possible breakdown”???…c’mon, knock it off. That was silly. It’s just a different kind of look, that’s all. Personally, I think she looks beautiful as usual.

  11. Daaahling says:

    I love her, but she is obviously an actress, not the next Gisele lol! How did her people let this happen? How did SHE let this happen?! She has clout (maybe?) and she should have been like, uhhh, is this a NyQuil “before” shot and the sleeping scene is next?

  12. Rhea says:

    Beautiful as always but kinda meh with her face expression. It’s basically the same in all of the pictures only with different poses. Nice pictures but not striking and memorable.

  13. Abby says:

    I think she looks younger and “tired” because her makeup is not overdone. I don’t actually think she looks tired, she herself looks great. That said, I think styled this way she looks too young to be in these clothes. Teenager in a power suit? I’ll pass…. Maybe I’m just getting too old, but it is starting to really bother me when super young looking models are used for clothes aimed at grown ups. 22 year olds don’t wear/ can’t afford Dior business wear (for the most part). Charlize in these clothes I would have believed. Now kids, get off my lawn :)

  14. glaugh says:

    So boring.

  15. PunkyMomma says:

    Eh. Meh. She looks like she has Vaseline all over her face.

  16. Snarky says:

    Why didn’t they photoshop out the glare on her forehead in the first shot??

  17. blue marie says:

    She looks fresh faced and pretty. I’m not a huge fan of the hair but I guess it works with the clothes.

  18. Toniko says:

    She’s not Dior girl, never will be. Calvin Klein, on the other hand..

  19. Sile says:

    @Blue Marie: +1. I agree.

  20. smee says:

    She looks lethargic and greasy.

    She also looks very thin. Not in an eating disorder way, but noticeably thinner.

  21. Dawn says:

    Oh man how can you not be envious of that long slim body in that 2nd picture? I like her, I find her young and hip and for whatever reason refreshing. I think the makeup looks greasy but I love her hair, clothes and poses so I think this is a win.

  22. juliebear75 says:

    I think she actually does look sophisticated and beautiful. Maybe not elegant per say but definitely sophisticated. A little Anna wintour esque

  23. Christo says:

    She looks great. It looks like she borrowed a page or two from the Tilda Swinton minimalist book of beauty. I like it.

    And with regard to the “greasiness,” anything with a outward curve and sheen on it will capture and reflect light more so than an angular, flat surface(think those convex, round parking mirrors vs a flat bathroom mirror). That could be why the shiny look appears more pronounced on her than someone like Kate Moss or Milla Jovavich.

  24. Talie says:

    She should be in a Ralph Lauren ad.

    • Belle Epoch says:

      Yes! She is known for being robust, outspoken, etc. this high couture stuff is not right for her.

      This shoot puzzles me. No one wearing those fabulous clothes would EVER, EVER show up at the office looking hungover and unshowered. It’s a fantasy shoot that doesn’t work.

      Having her lie down makes her look like she’s going to fall sleep!

    • Green Girl says:

      I agree with you both. Obviously, CD is a great campaign to do, but it doesn’t seem to go with her image of being the girl next door. I agree that RL would have been an interesting choice, as they do evening wear as well as jeans and sweaters.

  25. Easterling says:

    I can’t help but think that Tilda Swinton would’ve rocked that outfit.

  26. DaisyChain says:

    @Christo: Exactly!… exactly what I was thinking regarding these photos (Tilda-esque, very sophisticated, etc.,). I love the photos…I love her hair, especially!. When my hair was shorter, I would try to style it just like Lawrence has it styled here but, unfortunately, I ended up looking like Eraserhead. Anyway, I think Miss Lawrence looks lovely as usual.

  27. poppy says:

    stylist tried too hard to make her look dewy. pic 4 she looks the best but the rest of those shots need photochop glare reduction.
    the pants in 2nd pic are awesome.
    what sort of business are you in when you lounge on a sofa in a leather trench coat? bdsm flasher?

    • Kiddo says:

      She’s pretty, looks good, but they overdid an attempt at dewy, as you said, and got greasy or sweaty instead.

  28. bettyrose says:

    Ugh why are they trying to de-sweet JLaw? Even if her image as a strong Kentucky girl with a small town heart is totally contrived, this spread just feels like a false attempt at sophistication.

  29. eliza says:

    She is a beautiful girl. This photo shoot, not so much.

  30. Tia says:

    I love Jlaw and dont think she looks as bad as this article says. But what strikes me is that she is looks very young and not quite as sophisticated as like say a Cate Blachett, Marion Cottilard or Vanessa Paradis does in these type of ads. Dior is a very high end brand with that kind of grown up sophisticated woman look. I think JLaw would be more suited to be the face of a younger, sassier and fresher brand.

  31. IrishGirl says:

    @bettyrose: You know, I really believe Lawrence is “the strong Kentucky girl with the small town heart”. I don’t get the feeling it is contrived.

    I’ve noticed that Jennifer Lawrence’s photo spreads have been getting a lot more sophisticated and believe that it has a lot to do with the fact that, as an actress, Lawrence is moving into more adult roles.

  32. drea says:

    I can see where the stylist is going with this shoot. Imagine someone like Linda Evangelista or, among actresses, Cate or Marion, doing this spread. Cool, right? I still think Dior is trying too hard to force these high fashion looks on Jennifer, even when they don’t all suit her.

    I do like that second shot, though.

  33. Wendy says:

    grab a bun and stick her on the grill

  34. Virgilia Coriolanus says:

    She looks like she’s sick. Maybe she shot these during the last awards season??

  35. themummy says:

    I think she looks stunning as always. And the photos are wonderful. There is one that I think is sort of blah, but for the most part–awesome.

  36. nikzilla37 says:

    I love everything but the makeup which does look greasy.

  37. Happy21 says:

    I like the photo where she is standing best but think it’s still nothing that special. However, I’m very, very glad to see a female modeling with her damned mouth shut!

  38. SuSu says:

    the second pic is the best. Sadly i have to say she´s an awful model. Jennifer´s so pretty, but boring (sorry). She has only one facial expression in every single fashion/glamour shoot i´ve ever seen of her. She looks the best smiling in teenie magazines. That´s the real Jennifer.
    These photos here for Dior show she does it only for the money

  39. loma says:

    She looks like she’s wearing too much night cream. Wish they’d have had her smile.

  40. TherapyCranes says:

    She looks greasy. Like.. Megan Fox greasy. She needs to remedy this immediately.

  41. Carabell says:

    I like her, as an actress and she seems so down to earth and likeable. But it must be a bummer to have to be expected to front a fashion house and take photos when you are the new IT girl and when you aren’t photogenic like she is. It’s a drag that today they can’t just ACT, but are expected to model too, when some, like JLaw look best on screen and in person, but do not take good pictures.

  42. Megan says:

    I’m sorry I might get stones thrown at me for saying this, but she is very average looking. Her acting is some of the best out there and her cute, down to earth attitude makes me love her, but looks wise she is a cute next door neighbor, not a bombshell. When I see shots like this, up close minimal make up it just makes that fact more obvious.

    Sorry to the fangirls, don’t worry I’m already showing myself to the door!

  43. meh says:

    I think the hair is freaking awesome and she looks one billion times better with subdued makeup. I don’t think she’s a very good model at all but for the first time since she became the “IT” girl, I actually think she looks pretty. Maybe she should just always be in black and white?

  44. Aud says:

    The second image resembles an outfit that Yohji Yamamoto would have designed in the 80s. LVMH appears to be relying more on celebrity endorsement [a Marc Jacobs thing] rather than design. I’ve noticed how all the commenters are focusing on Lawrence rather than the outfits themselves. Or in other words, LVMH use celebrities to distract from the fact that the designs are either recycled from another era and another designer. Lawrence will look like whatever the marketing department of LVMH want her to look like and she’ll happily accept the pay.
    I don’t know what it is with the LVMH labels. They are appearing to be more standardised now, with lacklustre designers [more like middle managers of a corporation than creative designers]. But what can be expected under the Marc Jacobs years. A mediocre designer if ever there was.
    Ever since Galliano was sacked, Dior has gone down the gurgler in terms of innovation.

  45. ABOUN says:

    This gal is just average looking.. That’s all nothing spectacular about her..