Jennifer Lawrence in cheeky Dior for ‘Catching Fire’ LA: avant garde or fug?

Jennifer Lawrence

Last night was the premiere of Catching Fire in Los Angeles. I streamed the red carpet, and when Jennifer Lawrence finally arrived, there was a huge round of screaming from the crowd. I don’t think they were screaming about her dress — just that her car had arrived and everyone knew it was her.

Jennifer wore Dior again of course. She’s been gradually going more daring with each red carpet on this tour (with sideboob and frontboob in Paris). Now we’re seeing a sheer, knitted, grey-blue gown with … a swimsuit underneath. I guess it’s more of a bodysuit, right? Her body is fantastic even if the back view is a little bit cheeky. She must have felt slightly conscious about her booty hanging out because she kept checking to see if it was still there.

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence

JLaw’s hair and makeup looked good. I think the hair could have been piecier and gone better with the dress, but her makeup is rosy and perfect for the occasion.

Jennifer Lawrence

Elizabeth Banks killed it in this orange Versace gown that was strapless with some cool metallic details around the waist and bodice. She looks absolutely stunning here and got every detail right. Check out the back view. Damn!

Elizabeth Banks

Elizabeth Banks

Jena Malone chose an embellished Nicholas Oakwell gold gown with sheer panelling and ombre details. The dress is fine. I think she looks pretty washed out in this color, but it could be the bottled blonde contributing to the look. Her hair looks greasy, and her makeup is whack.

Jena Malone

Jena Malone

Meta Golding (Enobaria) tried to work it like Angelina’s leg in Georges Hobeika. I love the color of this dress, and she looks very sexy.

Meta Golding

Willow Shields (Prim) was age appropriate in a flowery Katie Ermillo strapless gown. She’s so pretty and fresh.

Willow Shields

Kiernan Shipka is so bloody cute. She wore a Miu Miu top and skirt with Jimmy Choo pumps.

Kiernan Shipka

Ashlee Simpson went for glamour in a full-on Amanda Wakeley gown. She looked like a member of the RHOBH cast.

Ashlee Simpson

Lenny Kravitz finally attended a premiere! He wore Saint Laurent and some super funky shoes that only Lenny could pull off. Zoe was with him to support both her father and BFF JLaw. She wore an airy Balenciaga frock, which was admittedly cool too.

Lenny Kravitz

Liam Hemsworth wore Dior Homme. His brother Luke was there too, and I included a photo in the gallery.

Liam Hemsworth

Josh Hutcherson brought it in Dolce & Gabbana. He looks great in a three-piece suit.

Josh Hutcherson

Sam Claflin’s hips don’t lie in this Alexander McQueen “Prince of Wales” jacket and pants. I don’t even think his hips are the main problem! Maybe pointing those feet forward would do the trick.

Sam Claflin

My boo Donald Sutherland was full of aplomb.

Donald Sutherland

Woody Harrelson, I love you, but you look like sh-t.

Woody Harrelson

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet & WENN

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  1. pretty kitty says:

    jlaw needs to fire Rachel zoe and hire brad goreski!!!
    he will work twice as hard .
    she is completely fug this whole press tour!!

    • emmie_a says:

      It’s not necessarily Rachel’s problem. The problem is she’s the face of Dior so she has to wear their clothes, which are mostly all wrong for her — but I do like this one. It’s fun & fits her personality.

    • Spooks says:

      I like the dress, and I hate to bring this up, but when Kristen Stewart wore a similar dress that showed her body, she was torn apart. I can’t help but find this a bit hypocritical.

      • Dingo says:

        + 1 with the KStew

      • Diana says:

        +1000! I don’t like KS but she was torned apart for the exact same dress JLaw is wearing and I HATE the double standard.

      • Tig says:

        Keep reading- folks aren’t liking it any more than KS’ sheer mess of a dress.

      • homegrrrl says:

        kstew wore similar on the wave of cheating scandal. it just didn’t translate well. Jlaw is dressing more modern and has a near flawless rep, so it’s viewed as “young” vs “homewrecker”

      • deehunny says:

        @Spooks– I thought the same thing. For Kstew it was bad timing but still hypocritical. Just shows you that JLaw can do no wrong on the gossip sites.

        I get that she is the face of Dior but can’t she go vintage if she doesn’t like the latest collection? I wonder if she chopped her hair off because it fits well with the new Dior’s style (besides the obvious trend of the pixie cut)

    • Josephine says:

      I disagree — I don’t like this particular dress at all, but for the most part, she has looked fresh, young, and fun. Her hair and make-up have been consistently great. She glows, she looks comfortable, and she looks like she is having fun promoting the movie.

      I loathe that Rachel Zoe, and the other guy would probably work harder, but I can’t fault the styling on this tour.

    • Miss Bennet says:

      I agree with you Pretty Kitty. Jen’s clothes have been horrible. Ill fitting, fighting her body type, cheap looking and tacky. The worst of these faults is the ill fit on the clothes. Does Zoe not arrange for proper fittings? It’s time for a change, Zoe had her chance and she failed miserably, turning a gorgeous young actress into a low rent mess. The last dress is just awful. This look is all wrong. She appears to be wearing underwear from the fifties while standing behind a screen door. I love Jennifer Lawrence, but even I have to admit this promotional tour has been, clothes wise, a complete failure.

      • emmie_a says:

        There is only so much you can do about the fit if the item is a mess to begin with. And most likely these items are on loan from Dior so you cannot dramatically alter them. I’m not a big Zoe fan but bottom line, it’s not all her fault. She is working with what she’s been given, which isn’t much.

      • Hally says:

        But we can still blame her for Anne Hathaway’s Oscar look, right? I feel like Zoe’s lost her touch, or is spread too thin or something. The only person I think she is styling well is Jennifer Garner(?!) of all people.

      • Spooks says:

        Am I the only one who really loved Anne’s Oscar look, minus the nipples?

      • emmie_a says:

        Hally: ha! Yes we can blame Rachel for Anne’s Oscar dress — but I will also blame Anne since I am not a fan! But yeah, Rachel isn’t perfect by far – some hits, some misses.

        As for the double standard or being hypocritical with Jennifer’s dress vs Kristen’s dress, I don’t even know why people are comparing the two. First, not all sheer dresses are the same. I can like one sheer dress but hate another. Also, personality and styling has something to do with it. I like Jennifer so I might like a dress she’s wearing or I might give her fashion choices more leeway. I don’t like Kristen so I might be more critical of her choices.

  2. LadySlippers says:

    TBH it’s both cheeky & fug.

    Banks looked nice. But the other women don’t look that great.

    ETA: Golding looked nice as well. The gold disaster should come with a warning though. That takes the FUG crown.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      Banks looks great and I’m happy for that. She’s had her own set of missteps lately.

      Ashlee Simpson looks ridic. Really really terrible.

      • Hally says:

        why is ashlee simpson even there???? I thought we got rid of her?

      • Meredith says:

        That may be Ashley Simpson but it sure doesn’t look like her. Had some cosmetic surgery perhaps? Too bad – she’s too young to be messing with her face so much.

    • Liv says:

      I never noticed that Banks has curves like that!

    • mally says:

      Banks looks like she should star on a remake of Dynasty. That dress is tacky as hell.

  3. Gina says:

    Avant garde. She looks great. She’s young, has a great body. Why not wear something so fun.

    • The Original Original says:

      I love it too and I hated this look on Kristen. Hers was too much. The color maybe? This soft grey really appeals to me, plus Jennifer is not a pouty bitch. LOL

    • dahlianoir says:

      Exactly ! I think it’s a funny but interesting dress, and girl looks fierce !

    • Tulip Garden says:

      I see your point but all of this sheer business has gotten tired. Although I would love it if someone showed up in their flannel pajamas and was all “what? this is Avant gard, I know because the designer told me so!”

  4. serena says:

    I get the feel that Jena Malone was trying to act like Rooney Mara … girl, please don’t. There is nothing good about it. Also please do something about your make up and eyebrows (ugh!).

    • Erinn says:

      Ahahha, I thought she reminded me of someone else – that’s exactly what it was.

    • emmie_a says:

      Yes! and Yes! w/the eyebrows. Too severe for her features.

      I like Jenna’s dress. I can picture Rosie Huntington-Whitley wearing it.

    • Lucy says:

      Nah, Jena isn’t some stuck-up rich girl who takes herself too seriously. Quite the opposite, actually (at least that’s the impression I get from her interviews and stuff). I do agree with the makeup thing, though. Not her best.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      I think Jena is fully embracing being a character actress and not an ingenue. It is a good strategy for her, she is a great actress and has a lot to offer. Might as well set herself apart, you know?

    • Hally says:

      omg, yes! budget rooney! and i hate when people say someone is too thin, but she might make kate bosworth look fat, im a little concerned.

  5. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    Elizabeth Banks from the back and Zoe win, I think. Jennifer’s face looks pretty, but what has happened to Dior? That dress is just stupid.

  6. D says:

    Woody Harrelson looks so stoned lol

  7. Arock says:

    *cue “the leg, an awards season must*
    Woody harrelson wore it best. Truth- it’s hard to love any of these dresses, not terrible, just meh. JLaw has a pass from me right now and while I don’t love her dress I like the idea of it, but girl, I’m fickle so don’t pull another candy crush monstrosity or were breaking up.
    Wtf Charro hair on the girl in the black dress. Did she get her wig stuck in the car door?

  8. Florc says:

    Woody is so high here.

    I love the dress on JLaw and Banks never gets it wrong.

  9. blue marie says:

    While he does look like crap I still love Woody Harrelson (hey, at least he didn’t wear hemp clothes)
    I like Jennifer from the neck up but I am not feeling that dress. I didn’t like it (or a variation of it) on KStew and I don’t like it on her. Jlaw does have a nice booty though.

    Josh keeps looking better and better. And I love that Lenny is rocking the silver shoes.

  10. Jackson says:

    It was fug and trashy when KStew did it and it’s fug and trashy when JLaw does it. All of this use of sheer fabric is just so lazy on the part of the designers. The look reminds me of the granny-panty outfits that chick kept making on Project Runway a few seasons ago. I don’t care who makes it or who wears it, it’s not a good look.

  11. judyjudy says:

    Kiernan 4-Evah !

  12. IrishEyes says:

    I personally like it, although I dream of her being dressed exclusively by Calvin Klein. I thought it was fun. I did appreciate the constant bum checks. I think I’d be doing the same. Banks wins. She looked incredible.

  13. ag-UK says:

    Are her cheeks not the ones on her face meant to be poking out like that? You’d think with big knickers they wouldn’t. Not too keen on the dress Banks looks great love the colour but… LET LOVE RULE Lenny still hot.

  14. mia girl says:

    The sheer fabric on Jennifer’s dress looks more like is belongs on
    super-cool “retro” lawn furniture in the Design Within Reach catalogue
    than on a red carpet.

  15. Gretchen says:

    Ok, so I think I peed a bit with “Sam Claflin’s hips don’t lie”. Admittedly, the cut of that jacket does nothing for his pear shaped figure.

  16. Nessa says:

    I didn’t like her hair at first, but it has grown on me. Her hair and makeup look awesome. That dress is all kinds of wrong, though.

  17. Jegede says:

    Oddly it reminds me of the mustard gold Zuhair Murad outfit Kristen Stewart wore for her premier.
    Complete with underpants very much on show!

  18. SuSu says:

    Bad: Jennifer Lawrence, Jena Malone, Ashlee Simpson, Sam Claflin, Woody Harrelson

    Good: Elizabeth Banks, Meta Golding, Zoe Kravitz, Willow Shields, Kiernan Shipka, all other men

    Jennifer´s dress looks similar to some see through-dresses Kristen Stewart wore at several premieres in the last year.

  19. Size Does Matter says:

    Ashlee Simpson as in Jessica’s sister? Why is she there? And can we please please please find a way to stretch Josh Hutcherson?

  20. lucy2 says:

    And I continue to hate this sheer over body suit trend. It never looks good, and seems uncomfortable to wear.
    Banks looks amazing, that is a killer dress. I like Meta’s also.
    Jena Malone needs some styling help.

  21. Lucy says:

    I wish you’d covered Lynn Cohen (District 4’s Mags) and Stephanie Leigh Schlund (Career Victor from District 1 Cashmere)!

  22. bns says:

    LOL this is a disaster.

  23. Megan says:

    I’ve only like one of jens dresses so far. I find her to have a horrible sense of fashion.

    That being said, HOLY COW Elizabeth Banks FTW!!! She was queen of the red carpet that night.

  24. j.eyre says:

    I am disappointed because I like the shape of Jennifer’s dress very much but I cannot sign off on the sheer trend. I am giving this completely to Elizabeth and Zoe.

    The men all look very good (Woody being the obvious exception, although I do like the contrast. And Sam is not great, I’ll admit)

    And thank you for the shot of Hems the Senior – I just adore him.

  25. mk says:

    This is like the time KStew wore a see through black lace onesie.

  26. Arock says:

    I just had and another look at the line up and Elizabeth Banks looks so good. Her tailoring is well done and figure flattering- helps that her body is killing it.

  27. blech says:

    This is where I struggle…all this quit judging bodies and then BAM LOOK AT MY BODY. Seems a bit disingenuous

  28. jess says:

    Jen needs some serious help in the fashion dept. Im glad im not the only one who thought of kristen stewart after seeing that dress. Jenna looks à hot mess as well. See through is never à good look.

  29. smee says:

    Just say NO to the sheer skirt/dress. It NEVER works. It’s always unflattering. I think JLaw would have looked so much better if she just wore the little swimsuit thing alone. Sorry, but that sheer business gets me cranked up.

  30. Cristina says:

    Elizabeth looked the best. Jennifer also looked great, her body is amazing and her new cut looks cute on her.

    Such a shame you did not post the photos of Jaden & Willow Smith. Just saw their pose on the red carpet and laughed my ass off :))

  31. Dimebox says:

    Holy Esther Williams swimsuit!

    • Tulip Garden says:

      Exactly my thought… And as far as I am concerned this “look” is completely ridiculous!

  32. HoustonGrl says:

    I really like this “dress” thing. The grey skirt looks really cool/sculptural/futuristic. But aesthetically, I don’t get the point of the peek-a-boo skirt. It breaks the continuity and just looks weird. It’s not sexy in my opinion. You can see a swimsuit granny panty underneath, so what?

    • Josephine says:

      Good point – with a solid skirt, this might be awesome. I’m with the others who have argued that it’s time to put this sheer phase to rest!

  33. Megan says:

    That dress looks like something KStew would wear.

    • SMT says:

      KStew actually wears tasteful sheers. This thing is tacky as hell. And she is not helped by the Wonder Woman pose.

  34. Franklymydear1 says:

    It would be fine for the x-man premiere!

  35. davidbowie says:

    I refuse to believe that is Finnick O’dair!!!!! He should be flirty and sexy…not something you find guarding a “pot o’ gold”.

    • Lucy says:

      Well, technically, that’s not Finnick Odair, but the actor who portrays him…who, by the way, does a fantastic job in the movie.

  36. Lucy says:

    Considering the fact that she was/is ill, I think Jen looked pretty good last night. Yeah, the dress may not be great, but it’s not the worst thing I’ve ever seen, either, and I doubt she even picked it herself. Actually, I think all the CF ladies looked lovely. Also, I want Zoe’s dress!!!

  37. Reece says:

    Dior really NEEDS to get over the sheer sh*t. They just do!
    Elizabeth, Meta, Willow and Kiernan all look good. I love that shade of orange!

  38. Josephine says:

    I like how Donald shows the other guys how it’s done!! Liam also looks nice, but I don’t care for the 3 piece suit.

    Lenny is in a class of his own — he looks awesome!

  39. Anna says:



  40. Morgan says:

    Aw, the third Hemsworth is so wee! (Actually, probably not, but he looks like it compared to how tall Liam is.) I feel his pain — I’m the oldest and my siblings all turned out much bigger than me, too.

  41. JudyK says:

    OMG, that dress on JL has to be a joke. I’d believe it on Kim Kardashian, though.

    Trashy, try-too-hard stupidity.

  42. Ninks says:

    Is Josh is shrinking, or is everybody else getting taller? He looks like a leprechaun beside his castmates.

  43. Bianca says:

    Is Jena Malone trying to impersonate Cara Delevigne?

  44. flavia_deluce says:

    “…she kept checking to see if it was still there.”


  45. Hally says:

    Who at Dior hates Jennifer Lawrence? Serious question, because everything they put her in has been terrible. Then again all her styling has also been off, don’t even get me started on her Kate gosselin hair. It takes effort to make her look shitty, so i’m assuming this is intentional. And she doesn’t look that comfortable either, so i’m hoping something changes.

  46. Janet says:

    Elizabeth Banks’ dress is gorgeous. I’m not a big fan of orange but it totally works in that dress.

    Jena Malone’s dress is okay. It looks good on her. I’d like to see a back view.

    Jennifer Lawrence… no. Just, NO. A fisherman’s net tossed on top of a 1940’s bathing suit is not a dress.

  47. Claudia says:

    Jena Malone looks anemic. That eyebrow fullness and shape are overwhelming her very thin and narrow face.

    As for Jennifer’s dress– I think it’s gorgeous. Kristen Stewart did a similar look last year, which I also really liked. This is how you do sheer.

  48. MavenTheFirst says:

    Appallingly fug. I’m disappointed. She has a creepy stylist who needs firing.

  49. truth is hurt says:

    JenLaw from sweet and funny Kentucky-native turn into your average fame hungry media manipulative attention seeker. Her dress is epitome of low class, looks like cheap hoo*ker. Sad.

    • Mary says:

      A dress makes her a “cheap hook*er”. She is still a sweet and funny girl by all accounts. Wearing a dress means nothing; it’s just fashion.

  50. Mabs says:

    Welcome to the Thunderdome. I get it. It’s still a fugly dress though.

  51. Tig says:

    I totally agree with the statement that someone at Dior hates JL- this is awful! Elizabeth B is hands down the best dressed at this event and all the other ones for that matter.

  52. Axis2ClusterB says:

    Jena Malone’s sylist must absolutely hate her.

  53. Ruby says:

    This dress is awful but I actually think the biggest problem with this look is her make-up.

  54. lw says:

    These girls are beating a dead horse with all of the sheer dresses. It’s done…over… Let it go already. She looks ridiculous. And uncomfortable. And behind the trend, even if it is Dior.

  55. Lark says:

    I despise the sheer look, but what’s even more crazy is that this is an “old” look. Jennifer should be dressed in the most cutting edge clothes, and yet they plop her in dresses that look like last season. She’s a pretty girl, but Dior does not suite her at all. Someone like Rooney Mara or Zoe Saldana could “maybe” pull this off but even then…no. She needs to go back to Prabal Gurang, Calvin Klein, and more streamlined looks.

  56. K says:

    I love JLaw, but God, do I hate her clothes, to the point I was delighted when the Oscar two were completely inoffensive.

    How hard can it be? You have Elizabeth Banks looking a goddess (which, in fairness, the woman is) and then this lovely young girl in an outfit Kristen Stewart looked equally awful in.

  57. homegrrrl says:

    did they purposely style her co-stars in either outdated or unflattering by comparison?

  58. homegrrrl says:

    perhaps wH needs some protein. he looks disoriented and gaseous

  59. Mandy says:

    Jennifer and Elizabeth both looked gorgeous!! PERFECTION.

  60. Mila says:

    I always feel bad with all these people in the background (and the male actors) with huge coats and the actresses with “summer” dresses… Brrrr!

  61. aquarius64 says:

    Jennifer’s dress is a silver knock-off of Kristen Stewart’s BD2’s Hollywood premiere dress. Jennifer won’t get much buzz about it because she is in not trying to come off a cheating scandal with a married director.

    Jaimie Alexander should have worn Jena Malone’s dress at the Thor premiere. This is how you work sheer cut outs on a gown without looking cheap and try-hard.

    • SMT says:

      The more people bitch about KStew for doing the exact same things Jennifer does the more I am liking her. Double standards piss me off and I am falling off the JLaw train pretty fast. Looking back at her interviews she’s not funny, just loud and crude. And the fact that she skipped most of the press line yesterday doesn’t sit well. It’s a big promotion. Most actors are sick by this point in promo but they suck it up.

  62. kingkayski says:

    Kstew looks good in that the same sheer dress though ,scandal and all.Sheer dress are made for slightly build people like Zoe Zaldana ,Kstew,Camille Belle andso forth.

  63. chloe says:

    Not a fan of the dress, not just because it’s an expensive swimsuit coverup, but the design on the sheer material doesn’t photograph well, and since it’s out there for all of us to see she has a nice butt. I’ve not been impressed with the Dior dresses and I was not a fan of that huge mess she wore to the Oscars, but I guess if she loves the clothes that’s all that counts.
    It also cracks me up that Woody shows up in jeans and an old t-shirt, he just doesn’t care and God love him for it.

  64. Ginger says:

    JLaw’s makeup is flawless but yeah, her dress looks like a couture beach cover up. Elizabeth Banks looks gorgeous but uncomfortable? I don’t know she looks like she’d rather be somewhere else. And Lenny’s there! Hooray!

  65. lol says:

    Elizabeth Banks looks like Jenny McCarthy in these pics

  66. kitty-bye says:

    When I see dresses like these I cringe thinking how itchy and uncomfortable they may be!

    In a word : AWFUL

  67. Dorothy says:

    Jennifer you are great, really. Please don’t succumb to the Hollywood machine and change!

  68. Baskingshark says:

    Oh god, NO, Claflin, first rule of buying jackets; if you are not broad you CANNOT go double-breasted, it makes you look like a little boy playing dress-up with his dad’s wardrobe.

  69. aish says:

    Elizabeth looks phenomenal. but the hair colour kinda washes her out. Jennifer’s dress is not bad, i dont hate sheer skirts but the granny panty has to go.

    Dior has fail every of its celebrity and representative even Charlize (girl barely pull it off. not her fault tho). they hv one or two moderately beautiful clothes they churn out every other season but the rest are so bad that a 6 year old could do better. Raf should either find other fashion house that fits his aesthetic or at least try to understand how to dress a human being.

  70. livinglavitalola says:

    Love JL, hate her haircut. She looks about 10 yrs older than her age. It takes a woman with a certain face to pull off a short/pixie cut—JL is not one of those women. Her body is great though; it is nice seeing a woman who has a little meat on her bones in Hollywood.

  71. Corrie says:

    Jen looks hot! So does Zoe!!!!

  72. taxi says:

    JLaw’s dress is awful. Why do people think see-thru mesh skirts are attractive? Yuck.

    Kravitz, with her tennis-sock tan line, and Meta, with her banged up scabby legs are very good examples of why women should either use concealing make-up on their legs or wear stockings when dressing up. Otherwise it’s the beat-up ragamuffin in a costume look . Chic, sleek, & groomed look so much better.