Jennifer Lawrence in Dior for ‘Mockingjay 2’ in London: awkward or amazing?

Jennifer Lawrence

At last night’s London premiere of Mockingjay – Part 2, Jennifer Lawrence was at the mercy of the Dior people again. She has pushed for a more grown-up look with new stylists, but she didn’t make a big movie-star entrance like she did in Berlin. This Dior dress was rather somber, and the print reminded me of Sarah Paulson’s awful bedbug dress from a few years ago. There are also weird gaping sections (with bizarre gold-ropey connections) on the sides which reveal too much, and the effect is unflattering. However, JLaw’s hair and makeup look polished and beautiful. From the neck up, this look is a winner.

Jennifer Lawrence

Elizabeth Banks is usually amazing on the red carpet, but this time, perhaps she made a misstep. What do you think? She wore a pant-sy Razan Alazzouni look covered with a sparkly, embroidered dress coat. This ensemble doesn’t bowl me over, but I appreciate the risk taking aspect. If her hair was more polished, that would have balanced out the poufy-coat effect.

Elizabeth Banks

Natalie Dormer fared better than she did in Berlin. I wasn’t sure at first what I thought of this black-and-white Ong Oaj Pairam gown, but it’s not that bad. It reminds me of a giant, swirly, asymmetrical zipper. It’s different without being too “modern art,” although she got a little lost in all that fabric.

Natalie Dormer

Julianne Moore wore an Alexander McQueen monstrosity. Too many tiers, too many fringey ruffles, and her messy hair only added to the “too much” vibe. She needs new stylists, but this is nothing new. Fringaholic!

Julianne Moore

Just like last time, I put the dudes in the gallery. There’s a good chance that either Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Liam Hemsworth, and Josh Hutcherson will ring your bell. I’m also pleased to see Woody Harrelson at this premiere. He’s such a goofball, but he made the most amazing Haymitch the films could have hoped for.

Woody Harrelson

Photos courtesy of WENN

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  1. Betti says:

    Loved Jlaw’s dress for the Berlin premier – this one is meh. I like Natalie Dormer as an actress but she interesting taste in dresses – thou i think she wears them to stand out.

    • sarah says:

      Her body is insane.. shes so tall, with a small waist yet a super athletic figure..
      I think the dress would look better if her hair was up in a bun.. her haircut stops right where the shoulders of the dress starts, creating a short neck (though her neck is pretty long).
      Nothing ever looks tailored for her too.. her frame is very specific, you would think tailoring would be the 1st thing to happen whenever a dress/outfit is chosen

  2. lisa2 says:

    I like her hair and makeup.. not the dress

  3. Franca says:

    Jennifer’s dress looks like an apron with slits on the sides. I like her makeup, but not her hair.
    Elizabeth usually looks sooo very bland on the red carpet, but I reall like this dress/pants combo.
    Natalie looks fine.
    I LOVE Julianne’s dress. It looks like something Keira Knightley would wear. Her hair and makeup are great too.

    • MG says:

      I agree about Julianne! She looks gorgeous! I like Elizabeth’s dress too. Everyone else, meh.

      Woody looks handsome!

    • Bae says:

      I like Julliane’s dress too. It’s very her.
      Elizabeth doesn’t look good to me, she always looks like the dress is wearing her.
      Natalie and Jen are just fine, nothing special. Natalie has that special look, she could wear clothes that are much more interesting.

    • Kitten says:

      Yeah I didn’t get the criticism of JM’s dress. It’s not amazing but it’s definitely her style and I like that she went with black shoes.

    • Nina says:

      Agree with all. Loved juliaanes look; cute and quirky. Not crazy about jlaw dress. Elizabeth banks dress is cute and different and reminds me of those old I love Lucy 50s coats over pants. Love it.

  4. Div says:

    I feel like I’m the opposite. I LOVE Jennifer’s dress and hated the Berlin dress which reminded me of something Joan Collins would wear on Dallas and not in a good way. Natalie looks amazing

    • Marny says:

      I totally agree. I don’t think she does it any favors by her weird poses but the dress is great and her last dress was AWFUL!
      I think Julianne looks the best though. Her dress and styling is amazing!!

    • Magpie says:

      Yup. Hated the wine colored dress, slicked back hair, 40 something from the 80’s mess that was Berlin. Not that this look is a 10, but much trendier and fashion forward. If the hair was a wee bit longer it’d be great.

  5. SloaneY says:

    Again, the men are killing it and the women….just awful. Except for Natalie Dormer. I like this dress.

    • Don't kill me I'm French says:


    • Shambles says:

      Dude… The Boys of the Hunger Games. Killing it. My eyebrows hit the ceiling when I scrolled down and saw that picture of Woody. How bad is it that I would absolutely, without question, hit that, at any time of the day?

    • Kitten says:

      They do look great but how hard is it to f*ck up a suit? Yes, we’ve seen it done a million times *side-eyes Johnny Depp* but these rich men really don’t have any excuse to not be wearing an amazingly tailored suit.

      I think it’s much harder for women to find the right dress and a lot more pressure too. On the flip-side of that, women have way more options so…I guess it’s a double-edged sword.

      @Shamby-Oh in these pics? I SO would with Harrelson–and that’s a first for me!

  6. Don't kill me I'm French says:

    Apparently Lawrence’s dress looks better in real but in pics,it is just another dreadful Dior dress .In DailyMail,you can see the large gaps and her side boobs and how Jennifer looks tired/puffy

  7. missmerry says:

    I don’t get the side-boob…put it away.

    Dormer looks great!

    pants under an incomplete dress, Banks? I’m not into it…

  8. missmerry says:

    I don’t get the side-boob…put it away.

    Dormer looks great!

    pants under an incomplete dress, Banks? I’m not into it…

  9. Sez says:

    I just saw photos of Emily Blunt over on the Daily Fail wearing a GORGEOUS Dior. Why the hell is J-Law getting stuck with this stuff?!

  10. anna2222222 says:

    I don’t think Dior does a terribly good job of dressing J Law tbh, she looks so awkward in this. I wish we got to see her in other designers because she’s stunning but the dresses are doing her a disservice.

    I love Julianne’s dress though. So cool.

  11. smcollins says:

    This dress is okay. Not terrible, just okay. It definitely pales in comparison of her Berlin dress. I have no words for Julianne’s dress. She’s such a beautiful woman, and that dress is just…No words.

  12. Claire says:

    Ok…..let’s start it:

    I love Nat’s dress and makeup. I think her dress for the Berlin premiere was on point. Berlin is an avant garde city regarding art and fashion.

    Jen’s dress is an improvement but she needs to leave Dior.

    My favourite one is Elizabeth’s. ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!

    As for Julianne….oh, dear…such a gorgeous lady in that monstruosity!

    • mia girl says:

      I love Julianne so much but, wow. Maaaybe it could work on someone younger/taller.

      I’m on my iPhone and I didn’t think her dress could get any worse until I scrolled down and saw the length.

      The whole look hurts my eyes.

  13. Ben Ding Dover says:

    I think she looks amazing. The dress is a beautiful colour. Is it me or is the British red carpet in general a more deeper, burgundy red?

  14. vauvert says:

    Oy vey. For every single lady on the RC this time. Yes, the makeup and hair team did great for JLaw. But pretty much everything else is a major WTF.
    And just being a practical soul here… isn’t it cold in Berlin in November? Why wouldn’t you ask your team of stylists and whatever other sycophants you employ to provide some sort of weather appropriate clothing? How can anyone smile, be gracious, speak with any intelligence if you are freezing your t*ts in the cold? Don’t now about anyone else but when I am cold my nose turns red, I start sneezing and I get goosebumps. Not the most glamorous look, let me tell you.

  15. Fluff says:

    Nice to see that Woody’s wearing a poppy. I guess he did his research, coming to London in November.

  16. lucy2 says:

    I would like Jennifer’s if it didn’t have those awful roped off side cut outs. Who thought that looked good?!?
    A rare misstep from Banks, but a common misstep from Moore, who is lovely but always wears the worst fashions.

  17. De says:

    I love this dress to be honest.

  18. anniefannie says:

    Love Julianne but she ALWAYS wears dresses that wash her out!
    Jennifer looks as though she feels awkward and is posing hard to try to get the dress to fit correctly.
    Conversely Dormer looks comfortable bringing the drama.
    Elizabeth needs Jennifer’s hair & make up team.

  19. Jellybean says:

    Well Woody looks nice…

  20. What's inside says:

    Tragic red carpet except for Woody – that suit looks awesome on him.

  21. Nicolette says:

    Did any of them both to look in the mirror or did they just take the word of their stylists who told them they looked fabulous? Woody on the other hand looks great.

  22. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    Natalie Dormer always makes such a sour puss face. She is grating on my nerves. Was she good in this movie? She was meh in GOT, I thought.

  23. tracking says:

    I just don’t think this dress is the right silhouette for her figure (and she has a lovely one). Dormer looks fabulous, Moore tragic.

  24. GlimmerBunny says:

    God that’s a terrible dress. I can’t believe she’s want to wear that on the final tour…

  25. Crumpet says:

    Julianne, what the hell??!

  26. Sarah01 says:

    I’m not a fan of Dior or jlaw, but I like beautiful dresses and hers is not nice. I like the silhouette but not the fabric. Natalie’s is best, again it fits her properly. Colour and Pattern are right up my alley.

  27. suzanne says:

    Woody looks awesome!!! Finally, a guy who hasn’t succumbed to bad plastic surgery/gimmicky clothes/general nastiness over the years.

  28. belle de jour says:

    I love the IDEA of a Lana Turner-esque narrow black cigarette pant and elaborate, dramatic coat – but the neckline + sleeves are so uninteresting and tame here that it ruins any potential glam.

    By now I expect JM to wear something goofy that’s trying to be avant garde; maybe I’m just getting accustomed to her. Mostly, I’d like to send her wandering about my home like a Roomba to take care of any potential dusting.

  29. tealily says:

    I like JLaw’s dress, but as for the rest of them it looks like they got together and decided to wear frumpy dresses.

  30. Chaucer says:

    Are you guys going to have a separate post for Sam and Laura? Why didn’t you include Brienne of Tarth here? They looked way better than JLaw.

  31. Grant says:

    Banks is usually so forgettable on the red carpet. Here she just looks disastrous. Love JLaw’s hair and makeup. I don’t mind the dress that much but she didn’t knock it out of the park quite like she did in Berlin.

  32. Mei says:

    Jennifer looks like she’s playing her waxwork at Madame Tussaud’s, what is all that makeup?? Jesus. She could have some incredible looks if Dior put some better dresses her way, this is awful. Anything that you look that uncomfortable in is not good.

  33. LAK says:

    It’s been decades, but I still think of Woody Harrelson as his dim character on ‘cheers’.

  34. MizFabulous says:

    Best Dressed on this Red Carpet = Donald Sutherland.