Jennifer Lawrence in floral Dior at the Met Gala: awful or not bad?

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence wore Dior to co-host the Met Gala last night. At this point, I feel like Dior is playing JLaw hard. They usually put her in their worst designs, and she probably knows it. This relationship is strictly one of convenience for her. Jennifer doesn’t like to be bothered with styling decisions, which is fine. She’s not a fashion girl, and the industry treats her like one. Last night’s selection tried to fit the theme with a floral top stacked on top of a plain black skirt. The runway version had a shorter skirt that was pretty cute. They fancied-up the outfit for a gala, which translated into a matronly effect. The bib is perplexing. JLaw has new hair extensions now, and her spray tan has faded a bit, but her makeup is too cutesy.

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence

Olivia Munn‘s J.Mendel gown had a weird ombre effect that reminded me of a Rocket Pop. With the halter neck and belly cutout, this dress is one big miss.

Olivia Munn

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley‘s body never stops. This Versace gown impeccably fits her figure. She looks gorgeous, especially from the back. A bolder color would have been more fun though.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Uma Thurman decided to wear a Grecian toga-inspired white Versace gown. The one-sleeved detail is confusing and possibly an attempt to fit the theme.

Uma Thurman

Hannah Davis wore a strappy J. Mendel dress that’s notable for color only. SI: Swim models rarely make a splash at the Met gala. She accessorized with Derek Jeter.

Hannah Davis

Karlie Kloss didn’t dress for the event. Her black Versace is serviceable but nothing special.

Photos courtesy of WENN & Getty

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  1. MG says:

    I love Jlaw’s dress. Far from the best of the night but pretty.

    • Livealot says:

      The back of jlaws dress saved it for me. the bronze couple Hannah and Derek look good. No comment regarding anyone else.

    • Loulou says:

      I actually think JLaw looks great. Love the hair.

    • qwerty says:

      I think it’s meh which is even worse than “not pretty”. But it’s J.Law and Dior so it’s to be expected at this point, I’m surprised it’s not a strapless wedding gown…

  2. Dhavynia says:

    Just no to all of these, sorry ladies

    • Judyk says:


      • kittykat says:

        Agree as well. JLaw’s dress looks like it came from Kmart. Really awful!

    • Don't kill me I'm French says:

      Totally agree. The worst of the night ( for me) was Lawrence.Ugly hair,ugly make-up ,ugly tan ,ugly dress.She looks almost cheap almost a Jersey Shore woman

      • Zwella Ingrid says:

        I love JLaw but IMO her dress was one of the worst of the lot. Fail Girl!

    • enike says:

      JLaw´s dress if fug
      I love Uma´s look, she looks somehow different, confident, a real woman:)

  3. Kath says:

    The ladies have really been troweling on the make-up for this event, huh?

    • Shambles says:

      Right? I have so much love for my J-Law…But… No. That makeup is doing absolutely nothing for her. The lip color is all wrong, whatever they did to her eyes is extremely unflattering… Just no. It makes me so sad.
      And it looks like whoever styled her hair didn’t even care to try.

      • mädchen says:

        Always wondering why is it so difficult for MUA to do her makeup. She is pretty, it can’t be so hard. Yet only Jillian Dempsey does her makeup right, especially eyes, unfortunately she wasn’t there.

      • Belle Epoch says:

        Agree with SHAMBLES. And the dress would have been better without that peculiar bib. So weird.

  4. Jag says:

    Olivia Munn‘s dress would be absolutely stunning had it just been black and red, and not had the expanse of white at the bottom. I love the risk she took!

    I agree with your assessment of the rest of the ladies, and do not understand why they put Lawrence in a weird bib. 🙂

  5. Sabrina says:

    I liked JLaw’s make up and hair. She looks so young

  6. bella says:

    what about jeeter…
    no one mentioned how gorgeous he looks!

    • Kitten says:

      Sox fan here but I have to admit that Jeter looks incredible. Retirement agrees with him.

      • Pedro45 says:

        Kitten, I just made the same comment below! Should have refreshed the page but obviously great Red Sox minds think alike!

      • bella says:

        oh…make no mistake.
        i’m a SOX fan…you do mean red sox, right?
        but also a jeeter fan…which has nothing to do with baseball…

      • Kitten says:

        Yay, Sox people!

    • Norman Bates' Mother says:

      I can’t look past all the sleaze to get to the hotness.

      • Livealot says:

        Lol. Funny , I think the same of A-rod.

      • Kitten says:

        Yeah don’t confuse him with A-Rod. Jeter is a decent dude. With a case of herpes apparently.
        But you know…he doesn’t have any herpes on his face, right? At least not at the moment.

        I’ll see myself out now.

    • Nayru says:

      It’s hard for me to find Jeter attractive with the rumored herpes he gives to all his partners.

      • Boston Green Eyes says:

        Exactly the same thought here. This guy has a strain of Herpes named after him.

    • Pedro45 says:

      I am a huge Red Sox fan but even I have to admit that he is aging really well. Retirement suits him.

    • Pedro45 says:

      Bella, I actually never found him that hot when he was younger and not just because he was a Yankee. But to me he looks better with age.

  7. Kiddo says:

    Laurence’s dress is a mess, IMO. Or it looks a mess on her. When I first saw it, a laugh escaped. Too much patchwork quilt. Maybe on someone else? It just looks awkward on her.

    • Abbott says:

      Dress Barn glamour.

    • Kitten says:

      Yes very Dress Barn, but I also have a strong aversion to flower prints so maybe my personal bias is showing. I’m wearing my hair exactly like hers today so I can’t hate on the bun.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Yes, hated it. It looked somewhat better short, but it’s awful on her. Her head is pretty, though.

      • Anne tommy says:

        Not keen on J- law’s, she has such a lot going for her it shouldn’t be difficult to make her look fab. Rosie thingee always seems quite boring but that’s probably just the jealousy speaking, as she looks amazing. I also think Uma looks a knock out. Not covered on the site I think,but worst look of the weekend for me was Beyoncé at the boxing. Just far too much tit. Not classy. Nothing wrong with a bit of cleavage a la Vergara, in the right time and place and dress just go for it. But Beyonce’s was just OTT.

  8. Akua says:

    Dior, she doesn’t look happy

    • Franca says:

      She got 40 million for representing them, she should look happy.

      • Abbott says:

        40 MILLION?!?!?

      • Alice D says:

        I’m not surprised – she gets a level of coverage that dwarfs almost anyone else, and any other fashion house would probably snap her up. (They’d probably dress her better too – Calvin Klein would do wonders with her.) Dior may not be getting value for money, but that’s their fault, not hers.

  9. H says:

    Rosie looks stunning, the dress didn’t fit the theme but it fit her body perfectly. That’s how you look sexy, yet classy. Kim K should go to Rosie for dressing advice.

  10. OhDear says:

    Oliva Munn’s dress is interesting (in a good way). Everyone else’s dress is meh, but Rosie Huntington-Whiteley looks stunning.

  11. Jayna says:

    Jennifer’s dress is just blah. You would need a model to work that dress too make it something other than just nice, which is how she stands and wears it for the cameras.

    Rosie is just one stunning girl who wears clothes beautifully.

  12. Nessa says:

    J. Law’s styling is always off to me. Every single time. She’s such a beautiful girl, but they just can’t get it right.

  13. BendyWindy says:

    Karlie Kloss seems to have lost a significant amount of weight. I didn’t even recognize her!

  14. Alice D says:

    I’ve seen some hard-core fashionistas online give a thumbs up to J-Law’s outfit, which I don’t get. I think it just doesn’t work, and sucks all the appeal out of her. Dior cannot work out how to dress her, and they are wasting someone who should be an enormous asset to them. Compare this outfit to the one she wrote to Rihanna’s after-party later on (apologies for the Daily Fail link): There she looks ten years younger in a simple, streamlined metallic dress which shows off her curves, which presumably she chose herself. I think her personal style is getting better and better, but Dior are completely failing to harness her vibrancy.

    • Don't kill me I'm French says:

      She looks well better.She’s even sexy.The hair,the make-up ,the metallic simple dress ( even her tan looks better)

      • Jbap says:

        The difference between her outfits is extraordinary – she looks like a different person, seriously sexy in the after-party look.

      • Franca says:

        She looks like a early 2000s prom queen in the metallic dress. The tan is ruining everything.

      • Gill B says:

        Franca, you’re joking, surely? She looks gorgeous in those pics!

  15. Kath says:

    Aside from the ass & boob triplets and those who ignored the theme entirely, I must say I’m relieved at the lack of cheesy Chinese caricatures among the guests. They’re not all in red, no one is wearing a Mao suit, no silly hats, and I didn’t see a single dragon motif!

    Even better, no one wore a kimono or dressed like a geisha in the quest to look ‘Chinese’….

  16. Jensbend says:

    Olivia Munn’s dress was one of my favorites of the night. Go figure.
    When I saw Uma Thurman all dressed in white, I thought, “Oh, white for mourning.” White is the color of mourning in South Asia. This is obscure, but her Tibetan scholar dad would get it. It’s been 55 years since China took over the independent nation of Tibet and the world looked away.

    • Adrien says:

      Oh, black is color of mourning. People in Asia, well most, wear white in funerals because black=sad. Anyway, Zhiyi Zhang wore white dress too.

  17. Jess1632 says:

    JLaw looks disgusting. Nothing more I can say

    • Diana B says:

      That’s a little much, don’t you think? She doesn’t look good but I wouldn’t call her disgusting. It’s not like she’s a Kardashian.

      • Gill B says:

        Yes, calling her ‘disgusting’ is a little OTT, surely? She looks well – great figure – even if the dress is unflattering and the make-up sketchy.

  18. lucy2 says:

    Uma looks amazing…if only the sleeve wasn’t there.
    I hate J Law’s dress, Dior never puts her in anything nice. That double curve around the stomach area is never a flattering design on anyone, even someone with as great a figure as she has.

  19. Naddie says:

    I like Oivia’s dress, a lot. Rosie looks beautiful, but very try-hard and pretentious.

  20. Cali says:

    Lately Jennifer looks like someone snuffed the sparkle out of her. She always looks sad or dead in the eyes. She used to seem so vivacious. The dress is okay but not great.

    Olivia Munn is always ugh.

    • Gill B says:

      J-Law still seems her vivacious self in other settings. I saw some photos from the Serena premier a few months ago and she seemed to be having fun. I suspect this time round she wasn’t loving her outfit and was stressed by the co-hosting job – nothing like having to deal with Anna Wintour to squish your spirit.

    • Rita says:

      In the red carpet videos she’s very fun and vivacious

  21. Moec23 says:

    So many dress fails on this page! Eek

  22. Tough Cookie says:

    I just don’t “get” J Law. I’ve never been able to make it entirely through one of her movies and I think her pairing with Dior is laughable. Hideous dress, as usual with her. Now that I know she “co-hosted” the Met Gala it makes me think it must be like a fancy bowling tournament.

  23. Jbap says:

    J-Law has looked great in Dior before – not least when she won her Oscar. This dress doesn’t work though, and I suspect she knows it. Her personal style is fine, IMHO.

    Rosie looks incredible.

    • Don't kill me I'm French says:

      Lawrence’s personal style rarely looks good .This weekend,she was photographed with a 600€ pull top and she looked cheap. She looks better when she wears simple outfit and that she looks natural

  24. Lola says:

    I only liked Olivia M. dress, JLaw’s was distracting… what was the top part of the dress? I mean, no. That part messed the rest up.

  25. bns says:

    Lmao J. Law. That look is all kinds of no.

  26. MonicaQ says:

    I still think Olivia Munn and Aaron Rodgers are the most confusing pairing. Like, how did they even meet?! /football nerd.

    • Jessica says:

      It’s not that confusing. If the rumors are true, he needed a beard and she loves and wants publicity. No way was she going to pass up an opportunity to be seen around with one of the most famous players in the NFL. She sure as hell hasn’t been able to happen on her own. And she looks ridiculous and try hard as usual.

      Jennifer Lawrence on the other hand, while I don’t love the dress, I think it’s the best she has looked in awhile.

  27. original kay says:

    I can’t unsee the farting, giving the finger, doritos everywhere, hiccup mess that is Jennifer to me.

  28. Jayna says:

    Her after-party dress and look was sexy. She looked great.

  29. oneshot says:

    This is terrible and low-rent. But it’s Raf’s Dior so that is no surprise, and it doesn’t help that Jlaw so obviously doesn’t care about fashion or red carpet styling at all.

    Can we please get her to dump this stupid Dior contract and jump ship over to Calvin Klein or some other designer who would actually give her clothes that suit her body and personal style?

  30. Ana says:

    It’s very ‘meh’ I was expecting more from JLaw. This whole Met Gala has been an utter disappointment for me tbh.

    But I don’t know if it’s my imagination and I haven’t paid attention to her in the past, so I think it may be recent. She looks very dead in the eyes in the recent pics I’ve seen….

  31. **sighs** says:

    Ok, I don’t know if it’s her make up or her hair or some Botox, but JLaw’s face looks weird. Am I the only one who sees this?