Jennifer Lawrence is an American actress and the toast of Tinseltown. Known for her girl-next-door charm and Oscar-caliber acting chops, she's a stellar actress that's a real box-office draw, as evidenced by her films which were able to gross over $5.5 billion worldwide. She's included in many amazing franchises like The Hunger Games and part of the "new" generation of the X-Men franchise, portraying the young version and alternate universe version of the mutant Mystique.
She's also the highest paid actress in the world in 2015 and 2016. She even appeared in Forbes Celebrity 100 in 2014 and 2016. The young Helen Mirren look-alike and famous Hollywood klutz Jennifer Lawrence is a great representative of the millennial generation. She's been described as the nerdy girl stuck in the prom queen's body for good reason; she is a charming bundle of contradictions.
Although she is part of the generation known for their selfies, their obsession with social media and their love of memes, she takes her acting roles quite seriously. She's been quoted as saying, "I'm not trying to be a GIF. I'm not trying to be a picked-up-on-Twitter quote. All I'm trying to do is act." Known most for her role in The Hunger Games as Katniss Everdeen, J-Law has carved quite a career for herself over the years, with her ending up with one major role after another. With that said, here are the most stunning red carpet looks that J-Law has as a red carpet veteran in her own right.
18 This Edgy Look At The Vanity Fair Party In 2016
During the Vanity Fair party after the 2016 Academy Awards, Jennifer donned an Alexander Wang gown and wore Anita Ko jewelry to go with it. This is to be expected of the star of the film The Hunger Games, which is based on a popular sci-fi young adult book series by Suzanne Collins that combined reality TV with a seemingly post-apocalyptic world. Her portrayal of Katniss Everdeen really fleshed the character out and made her a part of the present pop culture.
She's also a regular mainstay of the Academy Awards, what with her getting her third Oscar nomination after appearing in the 2013 film American Hustle. She also won her first BAFTA award and second Golden Globe for the same performance after previously winning Best Actress for Silver Linings Playbook. She's the youngest actress to receive four Academy Award nominations, three of which were for Best Actress, while one was for Best Supporting Actress.
17 Looking Like An Old Hollywood Star At The X-Men: Apocalypse Red Carpet In 2016
In regards to her dress at the X-Men: Apocalypse premiere, she ended up dazzling everyone with her cut-out silver Dior Haute Couture silk crepe satin gown that accentuated her beautiful body and came accented with jewelry by Pomellato, Meira T., and Jacquie Aiche. It's almost surprising how she wasn't a runway model first before becoming an actress, which was the case with the original movie version of Mystique, which was played by fashion model turned Hollywood actress Rebecca Romijn.
In regards to J-Law, she doesn't only succeed Rebecca's role by having supermodel good looks. She also adds her acting capabilities to the mix, as should be the case of the second youngest Best Actress Oscar winner for her role in Silver Linings Playbook. Incidentally, the prestige of being the youngest Best Actress Oscar winner goes to Children of a Lesser God lead actress Marlee Matlin, who's also the only deaf performer to win the award.
16 Her Feather And Lace Gown At The Oscars In 2016
At the Oscars 2016, Jennifer had a daring combination of colors on her stunning dress. While wearing a blonde bob, she made many people gawk over her sheer lace Dior gown adorned with black feathers and a plunging neckline. This allowed her to become one of the best-dressed celebrities of the prestigious night when push came to shove. The avian garment was simply mesmerizing to behold.
As expected of the Oscar nominee at the time, who got the nod after her performance in 2015's biopic film Joy. She was also the highest-paid nominee at the 88th Academy Awards, making $52 million from 2014 to 2015. In second place is Leonardo DiCaprio, who's a perennial Oscar nominee who drew in $29 million. As for third place, it went to Matt Damon and his $25 million earnings.
15 This Gothic Look At The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 Premiere In NYC
At the New York City premiere of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, Jennifer wore a sheer dress by Christian Dior, with a mostly see-through top followed by a long, flowing skirt that skirts between a nightgown and an actual ballroom gown. This daring turn of events showcases how much she has grown as an actress and as an avid attendee of all sorts of red carpet events. She after all needed to represent strongly for her most renowned franchise yet.
Thanks to her starring role as Katniss in The Hunger Games film series from 2012 to 2015, she was able to establish herself as the highest-grossing action heroine, beating out other luminaries like Sigourney Weaver's Ellen Ripley in the Alien films, Angelina Jolie's Lara Croft in 2001's Tomb Raider, Uma Thurman as the Bride in Kill Bill or even Milla Jovovich's Alice in the Resident Evil series of video game movies.
14 This Ethereal White Gown At The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 Premiere In Los Angeles
As for the Los Angeles premiere of the same movie, Katniss has decided to dress from a devilish temptress to an immaculate angelic goddess. While her Christian Dior black dress exuded control, power and allure, her all-white dress is more formal but still has a hint of flirtatiousness to it with the plunging see-through neckline that goes all the way down to her waist. It certainly gives her 2013 Oscar's princess gown (revealed later) a run for its money in terms of elegance.
This kind of wardrobe also makes perfect sense for a known and prominent advocate of gender equality and feminism. She's the kind of feminist that doesn't punish women for showcasing their sensuality while at the same time her numerous acting accolades and awards also prove that women are more than just their looks but are also their capabilities as well. She even supports various charitable organizations with her enormous wealth as the founder of the Jennifer Lawrence Foundation.
13 This Stunning Netted Dress At The Mother! Premiere In London
At the premiere of Mother! in London, Jennifer donned a netted sparkling sheer dress that showcased her slim physique that gave even more credence to comparisons between her and the lovely Helen Mirren (who herself is known for her body, which she got to show off in several films including the infamous film Caligula). She looked nothing short of spectacular there in the classy venue.
In regards to her role in Mother!, Jennifer plays one half of a young couple (opposite Javier Bardem) whose tranquil life was interrupted by a mysterious older man and his wife. It's directed by the inimitable Darren Aronofsky, who himself directed various surreal hits like Requiem for a Dream, the biopic of real-life boxer Mickey Ward called The Fighter, and the psychological horror film Black Swan starring Natalie Portman.
12 Her Iconic Red Dress At The Oscars In 2011
She went with the simple and sweet combination of a red dress by Calvin Klein collection and her natural blonde locks. She looks like a million bucks or probably more, what with her earning $34 million, making her the second highest paid actress in 2014, according to Forbes Magazine. She could afford as much if not more, although the colors alone make her stand out more than the brand name.
All throughout her childhood, she wanted to become an actress. She even performed in school musicals and church plays. Then, in New York City, a talent scout spotted her. She soon moved to L.A. and began her acting career by playing TV guest roles until she got her first major role in The Bill Engvall Show as a main cast member. She's now living the dream and she's looking the part of her dream to boot with fashion looks like this.
11 This Classy Empire-Waist Gown At The Venice Film Festival In 2017
As for Jennifer's Giambattista Valli dress at the Venice Film Festival in 2017, it's something that's less eccentric and more glamorous. The silver and black shimmering dress with frills proves that J-Law certainly knows how to dress for the occasion. She exudes an aura of confidence and sophistication with her beautiful brand name dress, which is to be expected of someone who's practically a regular on the red carpet. She found a way to go beyond black and red, leading to something pleasing and brand new.
She has won or got nominated for many an award, after all. From the Oscars to the Golden Globes as well as a BAFTA Award for 2013's American Hustle, where she played the troubled wife. Although some critics claimed she was trying to fill in shoes too big for her to handle in the movie, most critics disagreed with that assessment and she ultimately got recognized for her efforts.
10 This Edgy Crop Top And Midi Skirt Combo At The Seoul Photo Call For Passengers
Passengers is a 2016 sci-fi/romance film starring two superhero movie heavyweights J-Law and Chris Pratt (known most for his role as Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy). During the Seoul photo call for the film, she bared her toned abs with her $295 Cinq à Sept crop top, wore a $495 Cinq à Sept blush-pink and black-lace mini skirt and trendy black heels with clear toe straps and floral ankle straps to complete her look. She looks sporty yet trendy with the expensive ensemble.
As can be seen with her portfolio, she can do superhero movies. She can do young adult book adaptations. She also has enough hustle to gain nominations and win awards. She's beloved among many teenagers, who look upon her as a role model. She has really captured how teenagers of the 21st century, the New Millennium, and even the New Tens quite well. At the same time, many adults respect her for her acting ability, which showcases that she isn't yet another forgettable It Girl or teeny-bopper.
9 This Stunning Two-Piece At The Berlin Photo Call For Passengers
This time around, J-Law decided that the best option for her red carpet look at the Berlin photo call was to go the polka dots route. She pulled out all stops with her matching crop top and skirt set full of eye-catching black and white dots that's paired up with sheer black pumps. Jennifer is never halfhearted when it comes to her red carpet beauty look, upping the drama with smoky eye makeup and wearing her hair down in waves.
It's all for the sake of promoting her 2016 film Passengers, which involves two Earthlings traveling aboard the Sleeper Starship Avalon on a 120-year trip to Homestead II, which is a colonized planet many lightyears away. When Jim Preston, played by Chris Pratt, is awakened by his sleep pod that has malfunctioned, he believes he will be alone forever. This is why he awakens Aurora Lane, played by Jennifer Lawrence, to share his fate.
8 This Modest But Eye-Catching Dress At The London Photo Call For Passengers (Versace Dress)
At the London photo call for Passengers, Jennifer donned a long-sleeved and black and red Versace dress. It also comes complete with a high-low hemline and a velvet belt embellishment around J-Law's thin waist. Thematically speaking, the dress is quite the chaotic piece of wardrobe, which best reflects the feelings her character Aurora had when she found out what Chris Pratt's character Jim did.
The Academy Award-winning actress is someone who knows the importance of thematic presentation, which is why the Louisville native learned how to dress in accordance to not only the film she's representing but also in light of the places she's doing her photo calls at. She has indeed gone quite far from having her first big break in The Bill Engvall Show sitcom starring the titular Blue Collar Comedy Tour comedian Bill Engvall (she played Lauren, Bill's eldest daughter in the show).
7 Her Princess-Like Gown At The Oscars In 2013
Even when tripping, Jennifer maintained her poise and grace with a look that's worthy of someone like Grace Kelly, who herself actually became the literal Princess of Monaco. Actually, klutzy princesses who are nonetheless graceful and beautiful are a common theme in Disney films, so perhaps it's not a stretch to imagine J-Law becoming a Disney princess in her own right. She's already living the life of one, after all.
6 Her Dusty Pink Dress At The British Academy Britannia Awards In 2016
The renowned actress from The Hunger Games came to the 2016 British Academy Britannia Awards in full regalia, her famously shapely body accentuated by a bluish-pink Elie Saab dress with an intricate, strap-filled neckline, soft pleats all over the skirt and a thick belt around her slim waist. She was certainly dressed in her Sunday's best for the special awards ceremony. She's also fashion-savvy enough to not go overboard with her makeup.
Therefore, her neutral look matches the soft look of the gown she's wearing, particularly her shimmering pink lip gloss that's almost the same shade as the gown she's wearing. She's as pink as a carnation in that event, which is appropriate for the actress who got her first Academy Award nomination for Best Actress for the 2009 drama Winter's Bone. She's supposed to look like a superstar. And as we can all see in this photo, she looked exactly that.
5 This Bold Black Dress At The Independent Spirit Awards In 2013
As for her look at the Independent Spirit Awards 2013, she wore a cut-out black dress from Lanvin that really showcases the boldness of her independent spirit. This red carpet look showcases how in control she is of her femininity. While she received great recognition for her role as Mystique in 2011's X-Men: First Class, 2014's X-Men: Days of Future Past, and 2016's X-Men: Apocalypse, she's an independent actress by heart and by craft.
She's box-office gold for sure since she's mostly known for her role as Katniss Everdeen, but she never forgets that she's an actress first and foremost and a superstar second. It's only natural that she'd attend events like the Film Independent Spirit Awards (established since 1984) since she has starred in a number of independent films as well.
4 This Stunning Lacy Black Gown At The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 Madrid Premiere
As for the Madrid Premiere of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, Jennifer wore an all-black gown with a plunging neckline back in 2015. Alas, her neckline wasn't the only thing plunging at the venue. She had fallen once again, as she did at the 2013 Oscar Awards. Some might argue that Jenny was doing a publicity stunt yet again seeing how well-received her first fall at the Oscars was.
However, there are times when people should stop acting so cynical. Accidents do happen. It's not her fault that she's so graceful and talented that people excuse her fall as charming klutziness when others would feel like they had pie on their face. She's just built that way. She really does appear like a genuine fish-out-of-water kind of gal from Louisville that somehow ended up becoming a Hollywood superstar in L.A., like something out of the Beverly Hillbillies TV show.
3 This Modern Take On The White Pantsuit In Madrid's Photo Call For Passengers
Rather than dress up like she's going to the Oscars, Jennifer decided this time around to go for the working woman look that really demonstrates the feminist aspect of her character. She has the glam CEO look of a major corporation down pat, or at least the daughter of a CEO who's about to take in the reins from her parents. As expected of the high-caliber, serious actress, she pulls off the businesswoman look quite well.
Through no fault of her own, she looks a bit like a teenager playing dress-up with the wardrobe because she was only 26 years old at the time of the Passengers premiere. This is also because of her youthful looks, the Shirley Temple effect wherein most identify her for teenaged or young adult roles, and her ability to portray the vulnerabilities of a teenager by her natural demeanor. With that said, she's maturing like fine wine and her star continues to rise at the present day.
2 This Trusty Crop Top Look At The Governors Awards In 2017
Jennifer's Alexander McQueen Resorts 18 dress for the Governor's Awards 2017 is a wonderful mishmash of casual and chic. Up top looks like either floral sportswear with an open midriff or conservative swimwear and at the bottom looks like part of an unfinished gown. It's an esoteric and experimental choice to say the least, but Jennifer is quite the daring girl.
This is evidenced by her collaborations with director David O. Russell as well as her Oscar-winning performance as a bipolar and depressed widow in the film Silver Linings Playbook. The second-youngest winner of the prestigious Academy Awards showcases her acting range and capabilities. Her experimentation with red carpet fashion also shows similar creativity and depth, such that she isn't limited to run-of-the-mill choices.
1 Her Knockout Transformation For The Silver Linings Playbook Premiere In 2012
Silver Linings Playbook had audiences really taking notice of her. Even back then, she made the effort of looking her best with a more subdued look. She had dark hair and was wearing a Christian Dior Couture that looked quite flowery to say the least. She must've had a feeling that the film role was something big and life-changing in light of her special outfit. That feeling soon came to fruition in the form of an Oscar Award nomination and win for her.
She had grown quite a lot from her film debut in 2008's Garden Party. In fact, just two years later, she was able to showcase her acting abilities in a breakthrough role playing an impoverished teen in 2010's Winter's Bone, which is an independent drama. Although she'll always be known to the mainstream audiences for her roles in the newest generation of X-Men films or as Katniss from The Hunger Games, her portfolio of award-worthy performances showcases her true depths.