Style Icon: Jennifer Lawrence

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by Caroline Kreul

While her 2010 role in the film Winter’s Bone (which earned her an Academy Award and a Golden Globe nomination) is considered to be her true breakout role, most of us probably recognize Jennifer Lawrence from her more recent role as heroine Katniss Everdeen in the film adaptation of the popular novel, The Hunger Games. Along with her hunky co-stars Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson, her work in this box office hit quickly propelled Jennifer into the A-List of young Hollywood. She has since performed in films including House at the End of the Street, released this past September, and has covered major magazines from Rolling Stone to Vogue. Her classically beautiful, youthful look and on-screen talent have also lead to her first deal in high fashion, as she was announced as the new face of Christian Dior in October.

 

However, Jennifer turned heads in the fashion world much before this merger after confidently showing off her curves in a fitted, red Calvin Klein gown at the 2011 Academy Awards. Her natural makeup paired with the bold simplicity of the dress made her stand out from the crowd as a total bombshell. And her subsequent looks don’t disappoint. She knows how to flatter her ladylike figure, showing off her curves in a sophisticated way while still staying on trend. Jennifer often opts for structured, fitted dresses with waist-cinching details, like the cutouts in “that gold dress” by Prabal Gurung she wore to the LA premiere of The Hunger Games. Off the red carpet, whether she’s on The Late Show with David Letterman in a fitted Altuzarra minidress, or walking down the street in a simple cardigan and leggings, Lawrence always looks put together and knows how to dress for the occasion.

Jennifer Lawrence is the embodiment of what a style icon should be. She has a sassy attitude, impressive acting talent and a fabulously flattering wardrobe to boot. After all, every generation needs their Marilyn Monroe, a role that this naturally blonde bombshell fills all too well.

 

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