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Oscars Fug Carpet: Jennifer Lawrence in Dior and Alexander Wang

Jennifer caused quite the uproar by missing the televised red carpet. She claims she was sick – which she also said last year, which, hey, maybe she just has terrible luck. Or maybe she cried wolf last year and then this time the wolf ate her. She DID look queasy during her category, but that could be because: a) the movie looks terrible, b) the worst remedy for active pre-partying has to be sitting in an auditorium on TV for three and a half hours; c) she’s genuinely sick; d) she had to sit next to Charlize, in a far superior Dior; e) she was trying to snag the last interview of the night but nobody told her ABC would be off the red carpet by 5:15, and she felt bad; f) several of the above.

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Recent Candid Fugs and Fabs: Jennifer Lawrence

Of course J Law owns a jean jacket that proclaims her a “perv.” Although, in fairness, how do we know that’s not an acronym? It could stand for all kinds of things: Placid Eloquent Responsible Vixen; Professional Educated Romantic Ventriloquist; Perfect Entertainer Racing Vultures. Anything, really.

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Oscar Luncheon Fugs and Fabs: The Lead Actresses

I hate to disappoint you, but Cate Blanchett ditched. I assume she’s off making sure that she’s sufficiently radiant on the 28th?

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Golden Globes Post-Party Fug or Fab: Jennifer Lawrence in Versace

I read a really cranky Blind Item (that was barely blind) implying that an industry exec is impatient with (I’m paraphrasing this person’s words) J.Law’s crass side, and bemoaning that her after-party outfit gave off the aura of changing into her play clothes. Once I saw the dress, that description rang in my head.

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I can’t even go anywhere else with this post. That’s exactly what this resembles. That thing is full Gap Junior. Was that Dior REALLY so imperiled at the parties that she couldn’t just keep her dress on and save this for a run to Ralph’s later in the week?

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Golden Globes Well Played: Jennifer Lawrence in Dior

You guys, she kind of did it!

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I just couldn’t resist starting with that one. It’s like her reaction is, “wait. What? You like it? AWESOME. Okay, I’ll stop and listen to your praise.”

And here it is, not in action:


I mean, listen. Am I in love with those hip cutouts? No, although something about them reminds me of this amazing one-piece bathing suit for which I DIED in eighth grade, and which my mother would not allow me to have — in retrospect, she was totally correct — and that makes me feel a little burst of irrational fondness. But the OTHER iconic item of clothing of which this reminds me is Lawrence’s own red famous Calvin Klein tank dress, the one we’re always yelping that she needs to look to as the platonic ideal of her own red carpet style, and that is a brilliant Pavlovian response to attempt to create in an audience. In fact, this dress is rather as if that frock had a baby with J Law’s (disastrous) Met Gala dress, and the co-mingling of those very different DNAs made a totally charming baby. I think we’ll keep it.

All that said, I would like to declare something publicly, and it’s that I am slightly concerned that J Law has found herself in thrall to David O Russell, much in the way that Rooney Mara was in thrall to David Fincher (remember how bizarre that was?), although not to the same extent. She clearly enjoys working with him — and he with her, given that he consistently miscasts her roles way too old for her that she pulls off only through sheer force of will– and their pairing has been successful for both of them, but her speech last night praising his unparalleled majesty kind of gave me the weirds. I can only hope that Amy Schumer regularly reminds her that he’s a noted a-hole and suggests she take a wee break.

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Fug or Fab the Cover: Jennifer Lawrence on Glamour, February 2016

A Fug National just sent us an article about the various poses you tend to see most often in fashion spreads, most of which seem to belittle or just generally weaken the female subject. It was interesting to go from that article right to writing about this cover — which, for whatever flaws it has, does not lack for confidence and self-assurance.

Nuggets from the interview, which is a Q&A with editor Cindi Leive:

I liked the beginning, when [Joy] wants more than what life has bestowed onto her. She has this frustration that’s not very likable, to lie next to your children and say, “I feel like I’m in a prison.” But it’s true. Everybody has this idea: You have children, and your entire life is complete. [...] But you can have children and love them with all your heart and soul, and love your family, and it’s still OK to have a fire in you. That doesn’t have anything to do with your family. That has to do with you.

On fashion:

CL: So how would you describe your style now?
JL: “Slutty power lesbian.” That is literally what I say to a stylist. [Laughs.] [...] Dior is its own house that’s very feminine and beautiful; this past press tour every dress was just phenomenal. So you don’t see me as a slutty power lesbian on the red carpet a lot, because I’m embodying the Dior woman, which is an honor.… But [also] I’ve got tits and an ass. And there are things that are made for skinny people—like a lot of embroidery, or it covers a lot—and those make me look fat. I have to show the lumps.”

On the success of Hunger Games, a franchise with a female hero:

JL: Yeah, we broke that [box office] record, and I didn’t even realize. As women we don’t know we’re at a deficit because we have vaginas. It wasn’t until they had a headline like, “Even though she’s a woman!” And I was like, “Oh. I didn’t know to be looking out for that.” [Baby voice] “How did this wittle vagina manage that? I carried a whooole movie.” [Laughs.] “How did I do it, getting a period once a month?”
CL: [Laughs.] How did you do it? Give some tips.
JL: We had to take a week off every month.… I had to go to my red tent in the desert and wait it out. [Laughs.]…[But] I think there was this studio mentality for a long time that women and girls can relate to a male hero, but boys and men can’t relate to a female hero. But that’s simply not true. And so we’ve fortunately proved that.

On klutziness:

JL: I spilled milk this morning. Last night I spilled red wine all over the rug. All I want to be able to do is just walk from one place to another without falling! It’s so annoying, honestly. And now I’ve gone from the charming, like, “Oh my God, whoops, I fell”—now it really pisses me off. ’Cause it’s embarrassing now. So now I fall, and I’m like, “Stop looking at me! Don’t take a picture!”
CL: But what about the conspiracy theory, that it’s all [fake]?
JL: That’s why it’s embarrassing! That’s why I want to be able to stop doing it. When I fell the second year at the Oscars, I was just like, “F–k.” ’Cause I would think the same exact thing. I know it looks like a gag. It’s really, really not.

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2015: Jennifer Lawrence’s Year in Dior

Okay. The Dior contract is still alive. But as we flew through Mockingjay Part 2 and Joy, it started to feel like the crazy had leveled off a tad. And then I wondered, is that TRUE, or is it some kind of Stockholm Syndrome? So I present to you Jennifer Lawrence’s Year in Dior, and we can adjudicate whether we think things are getting better or we’re still stuck in the same old muck.

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