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Oscars Gown Showdown: Hilary Swank vs. Jennifer Lawrence -- Pick Your Favorite!

Feb/14/2014 at 09:45 AM ET

Oscar Gown Showdown: Hilary Swank, Jennifer LawrenceAFP/Getty; Frazer Harrison/Getty



The Showdown: Hilary Swank in Guy Laroche (2005) vs. Jennifer Lawrence in Calvin Klein Collection (2011)
The Editor’s Pick: Jennifer Lawrence
Who Made the Call?: Catherine Kast, Writer-Reporter
Why She Chose It:
Today is totally the battle of the bold, yet minimalist. No frills allowed, no sparkles, no nothing. And it’s awesome. I had even forgotten about how amazing Hilary looked in this dress because, like many people, I have Jennifer Lawrence tunnel vision.

Check out the full Oscars Gown Showdown bracket here!

Though Jennifer ultimately wins for me, Hilary’s midnight-blue Guy Laroche dress brings back memories … to a time when actresses knew how to show off their box office toned bodies sans super-sheer paneling. Hilary was in the gym over four hours per day for her role in Million Dollar Baby and gained a whopping 19 lbs. of muscle. This look was the perfect way to show off that transformation without taking it too far.

The low, asymmetrical back with a train that’s arguably the perfect length — manageable yet stunning? Phenomenal. In 2009, The Office even devoted an episode to figuring out if Hilary Swank is hot or not. This look totally begs off that question. Hot, yes, but definitely refined.

Still, I go for Jennifer’s 2011 Baywatch babe Calvin Klein Collection moment. Ah yes, it’s basically prehistoric times — we might as well call it “2011 BC.” That’s Before Christian [Dior] for all those keeping a timeline on J.Law’s fashion, which obviously I am. Sometimes when I need to remember a time before our staff could predict which Dior dress she was going to don, I Google “Jennifer Lawrence Calvin Klein First Oscars” and I feel instantly rejuvenated.

After her nominated role in Winter’s Bone called for exclusively oversize tees, bombers and beanies, stepping out in this body-con (but not banal) dress made everyone wonder, “Who is that girl?” This is the look that gave us the confident movie star we know and love today, and for that reason, Jennifer gets my vote.

Voting is now closed but click here to see who came out on top — and to weigh in on today’s matchup: Cameron Diaz vs. Sandra Bullock!

Jennifer Lawrence's Doritos Dust Almost Ruined Her American Hustle Wardrobe

Jan/29/2014 at 01:36 PM ET

Jennifer Lawrence AMerican HustleFrancois Duhamel/Annapurna Productions

Not many actresses can say they came by their curves with the help of neon-colored snack food, but Jennifer Lawrence is not most actresses. The star indulged in everyone’s favorite after-school snack, Doritos, on the set of American Hustle — and she had the orange fingerprint-smeared dress (and panicked costume designer) to prove it.

At an event celebrating Diane Von Furstenberg’s “Journey of a Dress” exhibit in L.A., costume designer Michael Wilkinson recalled being grateful that he’d made a few extra copies of Lawrence’s plunging white gown. “I’m kind of glad we did,” he said, “because Jennifer Lawrence is a very, let’s say, raw and intuitive young lady, and she’s not against eating Doritos and snack food in her costume. So we were glad that we had a couple [backups].”

RELATED PHOTOS: See Lawrence’s SAG Awards gown and more star styles here!

He also shared that the dress was meant to look like something Lawrence’s slightly unhinged homemaker could have created herself — right down to the $3.99 per yard fabric. “David really had it set in his mind that she would be wearing this dress that she just poured herself into,” Wilkinson said. “He wanted to see every single lump and bump. There had to be a sense of, ‘Is she going to fall out of it?’ It had this dangerous feeling to it, which matched her own dangerous mental landscape.”

For more from Wilkinson on the costumes for the film, visit VanityFair.com, and tell us your thoughts on Lawrence’s dangerous-to-clothes Doritos habit!

–Alex Apatoff

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What Should Jennifer Lawrence Wear to the Oscars? We Shop the Dior Couture Runway On Her Behalf

Jan/22/2014 at 09:00 AM ET

Jennifer Lawrence Oscars 2014People.com Photo Illustration; Photos Provided by Getty

They say only two things in life are certain: Death and taxes. We feel fairly comfortable adding one more thing to that list: Jennifer Lawrence will be wearing Dior Couture at the Oscars on March 2. And she’ll have a whole fresh batch of Dior gowns to choose from, since Raf Simons just showed his latest collection at Paris Couture Fashion Week Monday. Though it’s more than likely she’ll wear something custom-made, we thought we’d give her a bit of a head start by drawing up a wish list for her straight from the runway. And for the best possible results, we envisioned the dresses actually on the star, making one of her signature goofy red carpet faces.

RELATED: Have you SEEN our awards show coverage lately? All the gowns, glamour and gossip right this way!
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Does Amy Adams's Critics' Choice Awards Gown Look Familiar?

Jan/16/2014 at 09:26 PM ET

Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence Lester Cohen/WireImage; Dimitrios Kambouris/WireIm

If you tuned in to the Critics’ Choice Awards Thursday night — or even if you just caught up on the highlights this morning — you probably had a strong reaction to Amy Adams‘s hot pink gown. At first, you might have gone “Wow, that color is awesome. Who says redheads can’t wear pink?” And then you might had said, “Wait, why am I getting a strong sense of déja vu?”

RELATED PHOTOS: All the drop-dead gorgeous looks from the Critics’ Choice red carpet!

The first feeling you can attribute to Roland Mouret, who designed Adams’s off-the-shoulder stunner. And the second you can attribute to Adams’s co-star in American Hustle, Jennifer Lawrence, who wore a very similar look (by Oscar de la Renta) to the 2011 SAG awards. In fact, we were just reminiscing about how much we loved Lawrence’s look here, which is why it was top-of-mind.

Obviously it’s not a direct match, but something about the vibrant hue, the asymmetrical draped top, the black ribbon at the waist — and oh yeah, the stunning stars wearing them — made us stop and say “Wow.” We only wish we could hear what their arch-rival characters in American Hustle would have to say about this moment.

What do you think of the two looks? Let us know below!

–Alex Apatoff

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Throwback Thursday, Awards Edition: Oscar Nominees' Most Memorable SAG Looks

Jan/16/2014 at 05:53 PM ET

SAG dressesRon Galella/WireImage (2); Jeff Vespa/WireImage; J

In honor of Sunday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards and our favorite holiday, Throwback Thursday, we remember some of our favorite moments from the SAGs red carpets of years past.
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Every Single Lipstick Worn on the Golden Globes Red Carpet (Well, Practically)

Jan/13/2014 at 02:01 PM ET

By now, your Pinterest boards are flooded with gorgeous photos from the Golden Globes. And you’re probably dying to give at least a few of the beauty looks a shot. But often, it’s nearly impossible to recreate the star’s exact makeup look unless you have a team of A-list pros working on you for hours in a suite at the Four Seasons. The one thing you can replicate, however, is the lip color. Here are all the lip looks we want to swipe — check out the full lipstick report below (stars are called out left to right, top to bottom) and let us know which will have you running to Sephora.com! Read More

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Golden Globes 2014: What Happens When Our Emotions GIF the Best of Us

Jan/13/2014 at 11:52 AM ET

Jennifer LawrenceCourtesy Christopher Polk/NBC/Getty

Every year during awards season, there are celebrity style and beauty moments that give us such strong reactions that we can only express ourselves through the magic of GIFs. Check out the moments from last night’s Golden Globes that had us shocked, laughing or just downright confused.
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