Dior explains Jennifer Lawrence's confusing dress
January 29th, 2013
10:09 AM ET

Dior explains Jennifer Lawrence's confusing dress

Jennifer Lawrence had some weird things going on with her Christian Dior Couture gown when she accepted an award at Sunday's SAG ceremony, but it wasn't a wardrobe malfunction.

Many presumed that to be the case, thanks to the very clear separation of fabric that occurred when Lawrence walked up to the stage to accept the honor for best female actor in a leading role.

The dress seemed to cleanly split into two, exposing a sheer fabric holding the two pieces of navy blue fabric together, but like an accordion the gown soon righted itself.

Now Christian Dior Couture has issued a statement confirming that what viewers saw wasn't a rip, or even a malfunction.

"The dress is made with different levels of tulle and satin and that is what the viewers saw when Jennifer lifted her dress slightly," the fashion house said in a statement to USA Today. "It was not ripped and there was no malfunction ... it was the design of the gown."

If you missed it, or if you don't recall the memorable moment, start watching this clip of Lawrence's acceptance speech around the 30-second mark:

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urXvx34NV2A&w=560&h=315%5D

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  1. Rock

    Im guessing the dress is what is keeping me from being able to see her jugs..

    February 19, 2013 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  2. If you have to explain a dress

    there is something wrong...

    February 15, 2013 at 6:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Brian$$seller

      I'm with you Saggyroy, when someone needs to explain address on CNN.com, this is a sign there is a severe lack in worldly news to report.My only problem is that I wasn't whatching at that moment :-(****

      February 15, 2013 at 7:46 am | Report abuse |
  3. saggyroy

    If you have to "explain a dress", there is some thing wrong.

    February 15, 2013 at 6:12 am | Report abuse |
  4. cick clack


    February 12, 2013 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jen

    the gown does not look comfortable.

    February 11, 2013 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  6. DDSilks

    Forget the dress. What about the opening "nyah-ha-ha" comment she made-"I beat Meryl!" So you think who you are Jennifer, eh? Yeah, maybe in five years you can shine Meryl's shoes!!
    Jennifer WHO???

    February 11, 2013 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
    • RJ

      look moron, it was a quote from a movie “The First Wives Club.”

      In the film, Bette Midler’s character says to Goldie Hawn’s character, “Once you were a terrific actress. You even got an Oscar to prove it.” Bette’s character sees and touches the golden statue in the scene, saying, “‘I beat Meryl.’ That’s what it says.”

      February 12, 2013 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Cinna

    Should've had her dress designed by Cinna.

    February 11, 2013 at 6:11 am | Report abuse |
  8. GeneK

    It was only a matter of time before someone decided to make an outfit that deliberately looked as if it was malfunctioning. Free advertising.

    February 2, 2013 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  9. Umeshu1

    When it looks like a "malfunction" it IS a malfunction and it doesn't matter if the designer was Dior or what the objective was tulle-wise! It looked as if she was losing part of her dress. She's a beautiful young woman who doesn't need Dior to begin with. These "legendary" design firms design for themselves and not for the women they dress.

    February 1, 2013 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
  10. Mitch

    She should have gotten her gown from WalMart.

    January 31, 2013 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • captain tightpants

      why? so she could wear a dress made by sweatshop workers in a third world country? Anyone who shops at walmart is essentially buying themselves out of a job.

      February 1, 2013 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  11. Bontonio

    Q: How many werewolves does it take to make a fur coat?
    A: None. Werewolves can't sew!

    January 31, 2013 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  12. JaBOOBly

    Remember that old werewolf movie from the early 80s starring the guy from the old Dr. Pepper commercials? I like Dr. Pepper.

    January 31, 2013 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  13. David-O

    It's not about the dress, people - it's what's UNDER the dress that's important.

    January 31, 2013 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  14. ziggybab

    The dress did what it's supposed to do. Now everyone has Jennifer on thier mind. You're all naive if you think it wasn't on purpose.

    January 31, 2013 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |
  15. Martha Fedoriw

    Hello C Dior!!!! Of course, it was a wardrobe malfunction! Didn't ayone bother to check what would happen when she would lift the dress to walk up stairs – something we all do when we navigate stairs! How stupid of Dior/designer! And what a lame excuse........

    January 30, 2013 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  16. videowatcher

    i think the speech was the best out of the video

    January 30, 2013 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  17. liquidheaven

    Maybe Dior has a werewolf on staff and it slashed the gown on accident?

    January 30, 2013 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
    • Soumatra Goon

      try something fruity big fiffy with the moron and you ain't going to like it much!

      January 30, 2013 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
    • scotpond

      They used see-thru tulle for the top of the under skirt! How cheap can you get, DIOR? Why not a matching colored piece of lining fabric? Anything that wouldn't have exposed her legs. TOTAL design MALFUNCTION!

      January 30, 2013 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  18. Peace

    Lol, design of the gown...yes, it was designed to do that to her.

    January 29, 2013 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  19. Jeff

    I'd be a magic werewolf where that mean girl couldn't hurt me with her bow and arrow.

    January 29, 2013 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  20. Imelda

    malfunction or not...NO BODY would want something as embarssing as that happening to them. No Christian Dior!

    January 29, 2013 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  21. Dan

    I agree. Werewolfs are cool. If I was a werewolf I probably wouldn't have to do homework or take test. I'd eat really good stew everyday and like in a cobblestone house in Europe.

    January 29, 2013 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  22. Big J

    Werewolfs are cool because they can leap right over moats and gobble up all the people living in the castle town. Plus they are good eaters and always clean their plate. My mom says its good to be s good eater and not waste your food. Lots of hungry werewolf kids out there that would love to have that last bite of asparagus.

    January 29, 2013 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  23. Like poor thing...

    nice gown...

    January 29, 2013 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  24. Big J

    I thought she got attacked by a werewolf and it gobbled her up.

    January 29, 2013 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  25. Jitterbug

    I thought she said the train got stuck under chair, made her fall, & tore? (not that I really give a hoot)

    January 29, 2013 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |

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