2013 Was Jennifer Lawrence’s Biggest Fashion Year Yet

In the past year alone, Jennifer Lawrence won an Oscar, starred in the second installment of the blockbuster Hunger Games series, and became everyone’s favorite imaginary BFF. She’s refreshingly candid, totally poised, and, thanks to a little help from her stylist, Rachel Zoe, one of the most style-savvy ladies in the game. “I really would not call myself a fashion icon,” she told E!. “I would call myself somebody who gets dressed by professionals. [It’s like], ’Dance, monkey, dance’ right on the red carpet.’ I would call me more of a monkey.” LOL, girl, you so humble.

Even though she hasn’t quite nailed down a signature look yet (unless, of course, you count her racks and racks of Dior as a face of the brand), J. Law continues to kill it with risk-taking gowns, two-pieces, and a variety of silhouettes. In honor of her MAY-JAH year in both film and fashion, we’ve rounded up our top 10 favorite J. Law style moments of 2013.


Jennifer Lawrence at the 13th Annual AFI Awards.
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She doesn’t often do graphic prints, but when she does, she does them with really cool matching shoes. In January, back when most of us were reluctantly pulling on parkas and sweater tights, Jennifer showed up at the 2013 AFI Awards in BARE LEGS and a colorful, figure-flattering sheath dress with metallic tweed stripes by Prabal Gurung. Her coordinating cap-toe pumps, which boasted a mirrored heel, mesh straps, and neon-pink piping, came from Gurung’s line with Casadei. Sidebar: Remember when her hair was SO LONG?


Jennifer Lawrence at the Independent Spirit Awards.
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The day before the Oscars, Lawrence attended the Independent Spirit Awards in a slinky, asymmetrical dress with a knotted belt and crystal choker by Lanvin (the choker is separate from the dress, FYI). From the front, it appears to have small cut-outs at the sides—but then this thing goes and gets RULL sexy in the back, where it’s barely held together by some super thin strings. Jenn finished off her skin-bearing look with a messy top bun and strappy sandals by Giuseppe Zanotti.


Jennifer Lawrence for Dior.
Photo: Dior

Back in October 2012, Lawrence was named the new face of Miss Dior. “Her youth and her classic beauty, but also her force of character [in films] and the complexity she’s capable of embodying at such a young age, are, for me, both unique and very moving,” said Raf Simons, Dior’s creative director. Jenn appeared in two sets of ads for the brand in 2013. The first came out in February and raised a LOT of eyebrows for its overzealous Photoshopping. Don’t get me wrong, the girl looked incredibly chic. But she also looked incredibly, um, smooth. But the second campaign, which came out in September, depicted a more bare-faced, believable J. Law looking effortless with a messy low bun and a classic grey peacoat.


Jennifer Lawrence at the Oscars
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This is the princess dress to end all princess dresses. And boy, did she pick the right night to wear it. At the 2013 Academy Awards, Jennifer glided down the red carpet in a stunning blush-pink, leaf-print couture ball gown by Christian Dior. Romantic, dramatic, and incredibly voluminous, Lawrence’s form-fitting dress made her look every bit the A-list Oscar-winner that she’d soon turn out to be. She kept her accessories minimal, with dainty Chopard jewels, a low bun, and smoky eyes.


Jennifer Lawrence at the Met Gala.
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At the 2013 Met Gala, where the theme was Punk: Chaos To Couture, Jennifer Lawrence looked ladylike and decidedly not punk in another elegant gown that came courtesy of Christian Dior. Although if you think about it, going against the grain/theme is sort of punk? IDK. It was a confusing theme. Regardless, her retro, navy couture gown looked gorgeous and sophisticated with the addition of a netted veil and Brian Atwood-embellished peep-toe pumps. “You too can look like this if you have the designer tell you how to wear it!” she joked to Vogue.


Jennifer Lawrence at Dior’s Paris Fashion Week show.
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Lawrence attended Dior’s Haute Couture Fall/Winter fashion show in Paris this summer and got decked out in a coordinating two-piece outfit from the designer’s 2014 Resort collection. The lines on her pale-pink crop top continued down the right leg of her pants, which, while somewhat visually confusing, turned out to be a risk worth taking for the then 22-year-old. Questionable? Maybe. Enviable? Totally. But seriously, what do you even call a garment that’s a half-culotte hybrid (which, BTW, we’ve only seen the likes of Miley Cyrus wearing since)? Cu-legged? Straight-lottes? #FASHUN


Jennifer Lawrence for Vogue.
Photo: Vogue

You know you’ve made it when you land your first Vogue cover and it happens to be for the most highly anticipated issue of the year. (Winning a Best Actress Oscar is ~also~ a pretty good indication, but this definitely helps clear up ANY discrepancies.) Lawrence landed on 2013’s September issue of Vogue (which was shot by Mario Testino) in a look from Calvin Klein’s fall 2013 collection. She sported her newly shorn bob, a smoky eye, and a single signet pinkie ring. FLAWLESS. Our BFF is growing up so fast! *weeping*


J. Law debuts her pixie ’do.
Photo: Jennifer Lawrence’s Facebook

“Can you imagine getting your hair cut and then finding out on the news?” Lawrence asked Jon Stewart after she made the chop seen ’round the world. “That was the weirdest thing that’s ever happened to me.” In November, Jennifer quietly debuted a very dramatic pixie cut via her official Facebook page. Granted, she’d been slowly chopping inches off throughout the year, but this drastic, textured ’do basically broke the internet, a testament to the strength of her celebrity.


Jennifer Lawrence at the Paris premiere of ’The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.’
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Va va VOOM. For the Paris premiere of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Jennifer made goth look RULL good in a racy black couture gown by *drum rolllll* Christian Dior. While the skirt of the dress was lined with modest, ankle-grazing pleats, the bust featured a sheer, diagonal panel and a generous helping of sideboob. Is it hot in here or is it just me? *fans self* Lawrence slicked down her pixie and accessorized the sultry look with a dazzling diamond ear cuff and a swipe of crimson lipstick.


Jennifer Lawrence at the L.A. premiere for ’The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.’
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For the L.A. premiere of Catching Fire, Jennifer pulled off her most daring look of the year: a stunning sheer number from (you guessed it!) Dior Haute Couture. I say number and not dress because it’s really more of a bodysuit that just ~happens~ to have a bunch of see-through lilac fabric covering it. “She’s a great actress, and she’s going to constantly evolve,” Catching Fire’s costume designer, Trish Summerville, told USA Today when asked about her choice for the Los Angeles premiere. “And I think that’s going to happen with the films that she does and with the way she dresses. And cutting her hair. I think it’s fantastic.”

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