Jennifer Lawrence in Oscar de la Renta at the Elle event: gorgeous or garish?

Jennifer Lawrence did not wear Dior last night to the Elle Women in Hollywood event. I’m pretty shocked but pleased to see her step outside the comfort zone. JLaw didn’t walk the red carpet either. She was on hand to present an honorary award to Elizabeth Banks.

Jennifer looked stunning in white lace Oscar de la Renta dress. You can see the (unlined) runway version here. Jennifer’s version looks better than the runway. She looks fresh and pretty. The dress borders on lace doily madness but doesn’t go overboard. Did Jennifer switch makeup artists recently? That red lip looks fantastic, and those beachy waves are gorgeous. Her shoes are Louboutin.

Tina Fey wore a Calvin Klein LBD. This dress is perfect for her. The effect is classy, and her styling reminds me of Winona Ryder. Tina can do no wrong here.

Tina Fey

Amy Poehler fared slightly less well in Calvin Klein. This dress looks a little pilgrim-y to me. The belt is huge and the sleeves look uncomfortable. What puts it over the edge is the white (wool?) panel. Cut it off, Amy!


Julianne Hough wore Calvin Klein too. It was a Calvin kind of night. This eggshell-blue dress was decent but a little wrinkly and bunched around the waist are. I’m not crazy about whatever Julianne’s doing with her hair lately, but at least she isn’t relying upon extensions.

Julianne Hough

Michelle Monaghan wore a shapeless apron as a dress. She’s so pretty but downplayed her looks here. He pulled-back hair is a bit too severe.

Michelle Monaghan

Molly Sims looks really good here. Is she overdressed? I like the white t-shirt effect with a slight fishtail on the black skirt. Her belly’s showing, which adds some fun to the ensemble.

Molly Sims

Photos courtesy of Getty & WENN

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  1. Pandy says:

    LOVE the ODLR on Jennifer Lawrence. Julianne Hough’s hair is too silver. Very Frost N Go.

  2. sarah says:

    I think we are approaching her “sexy” grown up phase now.

  3. TX says:

    Hallelu, looking great JLaw! She needs out of that Dior contract asap.

  4. Alex says:

    Love the ODLR on Jen. It looked great and she looked you fb and fresh. Sometimes her Dior looks age her way too much. Glad to see her looking happy last night with Liz.
    Tina was another standout. Her dress was classic. Can’t go wrong there

  5. Luciana says:

    Very pretty!!! I was just watching an old picture of her in another Oscar de la Renta dress and she looked amazing. She’s being paid millions to wear Dior, I know, but it doesn’t suit her.

    No pictures of Elizabeth Banks?

  6. Ollyholly says:

    OHHHHHH my GOD, J law looks amazing! This is the first time I have flat out loved her look! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh finally.

  7. Etheldreda says:

    I don’t like the dress at all. I think it looks like something left on the rack at the department store after the Xmas sales. On the model, without the lining, it looks OK, but on Jenniffer it just looks cheap.

    • Nina says:

      Yes cheap is the word and her hair and makeup look ridiculous.

    • sigh((s)) says:

      I like the original one. JLaw’s looks like a wedding dress that got the bottom eaten off by a terrier and had to be shortened the day of the ceremony.

      • Etheldreda says:

        Lol! Or else it looks like a thrifty woman wanted to get more than one wear out of her wedding dress, and had it shortened to make a party dress! Still wouldn’t have been a nice wedding dress to start with though!

        And yes, her hair is ugh, and her make-up looks OK from a distance but clownish in close up.

    • Lexie says:

      Yes, it does look cheap. And the dress distracts from her lovely face – all you see is the dress. Not good.

  8. Katrine says:

    JLaw looks fantastic! And the video of her presentation is one of her best! I think the press turn for Mockingjail will be very good

  9. paola says:

    I’m probably the only person in the whole world to not see what is the appeal in Jennifer Lawrence. I mean..she is pretty but not exceptional. I think she is overrated as an actress as well. I’m very confused because I can’t see what everybody else see in her

    • Ollyholly says:

      I get when people don’t like her, there are plenty of celebrities that I don’t like. What I don’t really get is why they seem to care that other people do like her.

      Like, why does it matter? Let people like her. It’s not hurting you in any way.

    • Roger says:

      She’s an amazing actress, one of the best if not the best of her generation. I think that it’s her unique personality that makes her special and loved

    • Annie says:

      Don’t worry, you’re definitely not alone! She wouldn’t really bother me if media didn’t push her down people’s throat as the “next Meryl Streep” (simply ridiculous) or promote endlessly her relatable-goofy schtick (but she’s really just annoying).

    • Luciana says:

      She’s pretty like other millions of girls in this world. She’s a good actress, not the best, not the most talented. The only difference between her and other actresses is PR.

      • Charlie says:

        I completely agree. She is the actress with the best PR in her generation.

      • Nessa says:

        Agreed. Everything about this girl is PR driven.

      • zambo says:

        She’s an exceptional actress, with a range greater than most of her peers. Her reputation isn’t just based on hype – she’s already produced 3-4 performances in her career that are up there with some of the best big screen acting over the last few decades.

      • Jess says:


        Lmao. You’re too funny

      • Ali says:

        @ Zambo

        3-4 best perfomances of the decade? Lol. Wow, you’ve just proved the point.

      • zambo says:

        Name me a better performance than she gave in Winter’s Bone, to start with!

  10. whatsmyname? says:

    Jennifer looks the best here. Amy needs to burn that dress and shoes now.

  11. reba says:

    Very pretty! The belt cinches it, for real.

  12. QQ says:

    JLaw Looks Cute but for me here Molly Sims is the MVP…who woulda Thunk it!

    • littlestar says:

      Yeah, she looks great! Even with the gahd awful belly cupping (which should be illegal to do on the red carpet imo).

  13. Catriona says:

    Lovely! 🙂

  14. Zimmer says:

    Good thing the ODLR looked great b/c I don’t think I could say it looked bad after today’s news.

  15. Jackson says:

    I’m sure I’ll be in the minority here but everything about JLs look is a fail: wrong shade of red lipstick, hair is flat on top and rather frumpy, and that dress is just ridic. It’s like Vegas stripper bride. No good at all.
    Tina looks fab. Amy….eh, it’s an interesting dress but both the waist and the length hit her in the wrong places. I like that she tried something interesting/off-beat though. MMs look is pretty bad. It looks like a beach cover up. She might be able to get away with it in July, but not the end of October.

  16. Bee says:

    Oscar de la Renta just passed away. So I’d say it was rather apropos.
    RIP to one of the greats.

  17. Eleonor says:

    Oscar de la Renta is going to be so missed, he knew how to dress women beatifully.

  18. the.princess.leia says:

    I couldn’t even tell that Molly is 5 months pregnant until I saw her from a side angle! She really is glowing. I think this is the best she has looked in years.

  19. LDUB says:

    Molly Sims is like, 4 months pregnant here!

  20. lucy2 says:

    I think everyone looks good here, though I dislike Julianne’s hair.

  21. serena says:

    Her makeup and hair game improved, for sure. I’m really glad about that, she kept awful hairstyle and make-up for a while.. Anyway she looks cute here.

  22. Liz says:

    Jennifer looks lovely, really like Tina’s dress as well.

  23. Lucy says:

    Jen looks great from head to toe!!!

  24. Danny says:

    Jen is proving once again that the 20 millions Dior is paying her is a totally waste to fashion. She always looks better without Dior. How can’t they see that is beyond my understanding.

  25. melain says:

    Jennifer looks beautiful. This is great hair and makeup.

  26. Helo says:

    Gorgeous!…the introduction speech that Jennifer Lawrence gave for Elizabeth Banks was terrific. Lawrence can really bring the laughs….I loved the “Elizabeth changed her name from Mitchell to Banks because she’s money!”.