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See Jennifer Lawrence Make the Red Carpet Her Playground

Now that’s how you do award-winning style.

By Tamara Palmer
Jennifer Lawrence's Style Evolution

Jennifer Lawrence has a knack for stealing the spotlight, and her latest role is sure to be one of her most provocative. According to Hollywood Reporter, the Oscar winner is set to take on the role of Zelda Fitzgerald, America’s first flapper and the complicated wife of The Great Gatsby author F. Scott Fitzgerald. The outfits alone are sure to be a lot of fun for J-Law, who loves playing with and evolving her style. She’s already done so pretty dramatically, as you can see from her playful choices at special outings over the past decade. Let's review. 


Jennifer was in her teens when she first came into American households via the TBS sitcom The Bill Engvall Show, in which she played a therapist’s daughter from 2007 to 2009. She tried out age-appropriate looks, including a prom-like strapless dress for the Movieguide Faith and Values Awards in 2007. And, she wore an early incarnation of the flower crown for 2008’s Teen Vogue Young Hollywood party.


Her lustrous locks became an increasingly key part of her look at shoots in 2009 and 2010, and she worked increasingly intricate styles on the red carpet. Jennifer turned up at the Los Angeles premiere of The Burning Plain, a drama starring Charlize Theron, with an intricate series of knots and romantic, loose tendrils.


The big guns came calling for Jennifer in 2011 in the lead up to The Hunger Games. Stella McCartney dressed her in a strapless gown, which left little to the imagination, for the Orange British Academy Film Awards. (Note the early revival of the choker.) With help from Calvin Klein, she proved that red is her color at the Oscars. And for the SAG Awards, she chose a hot pink, flirty gown by Oscar de la Renta


In the years following her Hunger Games debut, Jennifer's hair got darker while her dresses got more vibrant. For the Silver Linings Playbook premiere and party in Toronto, she wore beautifully patterned styles by Dior and Alexander McQueen


Sure, she's a face of Miss Dior. But wearing the label also seems to bring Jennifer a little extra luck. She wore dresses by the French fashion house when she nabbed her Golden Globe and her Oscar. She also wore edgy, black Dior for The Hunger Games Parisian premiere.

That year also marked Jennifer's first appearance at the Met Gala. She wore a glittering black gown by (of course) Dior, and capped the look with a dramatic veil by Jennifer Behr.


Short hair, don't care! Her shorn style was the perfect accessory for more scrumptious Dior at the Golden Globes and SAG Awards. Later in the year, she wore a longer style and a lacy, Oscar de la Renta frock at Elle's Women in Hollywood event.


Jennifer loves exploring the many flavors and nuances of basic black and white. Schiaparelli Couture memorably dressed her in a chick, gothic look for the New York premiere of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt. 2. She went prim in white Dior for the film's LA debut, and wore a daring patterned style for the movie’s UK premiere.


This year has seen an abundance of edgy yet elegant fashions. Dior draped her in a jeweled red dress with cut-outs around the waist for the Golden Globes, and a flouncy nude and black gown for the Academy Awards.

Meanwhile, she leaned on designers like Alexander Wang and Altuzarra to outfit her for the Oscar after-party and other late night sojourns. Dare you to guess what’s next!

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