Fugger: Jennifer Lawrence

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.

[Photos: Glamour]


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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Well Played, Jennifer Lawrence in Dior

Well. I think this is GREAT on her:

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Streamlined, classic, elegant, unfussy. IT FITS. (Is the bar that low? Hmm. Yeah. The bar might be that low.)

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Recent Fugs and Fabs: Winter Coats

It’s COAT PORN SEASON, everyone.

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Fug or Fab: Jennifer Lawrence in Dior

In which it seems like Dior is basically all, “uh, sure, whatever. We don’t know. Um, we kinda actually forgot you had another movie coming out this year and accidentally took a real long nap after Mockingjay Part II: The One Where Everyone Hides In a Fur Leggings Emporium For Like 35 Pages came out. How about a nightgown? It’s a really nice nightgown. Just wear it. It’ll be fine. Listen, have you seen our Us Weekly? We have questions about Yolanda Foster.”


I mean…it’s fine? Weirdly, my reaction to this was, “she sort of looks like Amy Schumer here,” and when I took to The Google to find out if they are in fact playing sisters in that movie they’re writing together (they are), I learned that J Law allegedly wants them to wear literally identical dresses to the Golden Globes, where they are nominated in the same category. I ASSUME this was just a tongue-in-cheek piece of silliness — it seems like the sort of crack J Law would make — if only because I don’t know if you can honestly go ahead and prank the red carpet while you are also making an alleged fifteen to twenty million bucks for a deal that requires you to wear a specific luxury brand on the aforementioned red carpet, ostensibly because you wear it well. (I FIRMLY believe Jennifer Lawrence thinks the Hollywood dog and pony show is dumb, but she’s also smart enough to know that said dog and pony show is currently making her HELLA RICH.)

Whether she IS wearing it well is, of course, a point of much contention:

"Joy" New York Premiere

Sure! Fine! Whatever!

On the other hand, maybe she and Dior are BOTH just waiting out the end of this deal, and she’s deciding to go out with a BANG.

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Fugs and Fabs: The NYC Mockingjay Premiere

Jennifer got another furlough from the House of Dior, and for the first time, I might wish she’d gone back to it.

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