The two looks you see Jennifer Lawrence wearing above are both by Dior. The one on the left was in Paris, where she was headed to a Dior fashion show, and the one on the right was earlier this month at the Toronto Film Festival, where she also debuted darker (Katniss-ready?) hair. We think J.Law and the fashion house are a match made in heaven because she looks divine in their clothes. That’s obviously been something that has been marinating in the heads of the big decision makers at Dior as well, because the actress has just been unveiled as the face of the house. More specifically of the Miss Dior bag. Like we said, this obviously has been in the works for a while, because look at the bag she’s carrying in the photograph on the left — it’s a Miss Dior bag!
Raf Simons, who is the creative director of Women’s Fashion at Dior is effusive in his praise of her, saying, “Like everyone else, I first discovered Jennifer Lawrence in the roles she played in action movies. I was, of course, struck by her incredible onscreen presence in these blockbuster films, but also impressed by her powerful interpretations of subtler, more rounded characters. Her youth and her classic beauty, but also her force of character and the complexity she’s capable of embodying at such a young age are, for me, both unique and very moving.” It’s true — she’s only 22, so she pretty much is Miss Dior! And of course, it’s a mutual admiration society, with Jen saying, “I’m very excited at the idea of working with Dior and wearing Raf Simons’ new creations. His debut ready-to-wear and haute couture have distilled all the glamour of Dior into the modern era.” Honestly, with the way she photographs, we can’t wait to see the campaigns, because they’re definitely going to be memorable. Congratulations, Jennifer! This is quite the fashion coup!
The prospect of John Galliano in prison isn’t a pretty one; he’d be ruling with an paisley fist before you’d know it. High-waisted orange palazzo pants as far as the eye can see! Since French law considers anti-Semitism a crime, John Galliano faces jail time for his anti-Semitic slurs. If convicted, Galliano could be looking at six months in prison and more than $31,000 in fines. Galliano already looks like The Joker; maybe it was only a matter of time before he started lording over the underworld. Just let him get that purple suit and green bow tie dry-cleaned and he’s good to go!
Now that he’s looking at prison time, Galliano issued an apology for his comments…well, sort of. “I completely deny the claims made against me and have fully cooperated with the police investigation,” John said. “A number of independent witnesses have given evidence and have told the police that I was subjected to verbal harassment and an unprovoked assault when an individual tried to hit me with a chair having taken violent exception to my look and my clothing. For these reasons I have commenced proceedings for defamation and the threats made against me.” Sure, because why wouldn’tGalliano declare “I love Hitler!” when getting into a street brawl? “However, I fully accept that the accusations made against me have greatly shocked and upset people,” Galliano admitted. “I must take responsibility for the circumstances in which I found myself and for allowing myself to be seen to be behaving in the worst possible light.” We guess if he wasn’t seen making racist statements, Galliano wouldn’t feel so contrite. Ah, but if people don’t see him, how will they know about his cutting-edge fashion sense? Merde, it’s a Catch-22!
Dior designer John Galliano was arrested last Thursday for allegedly incitement of racial prejudice and assaulting a couple in Paris. Galliano reportedly grabbed the hair of a woman at a bar and said that she had “a dirty Jew face” during an an argument, and later insulted her date. Galliano was taken into police custody and administered a sobriety test where it was determined that his blood alcohol level was over twice the legal limit.
Though he denied making any racial slurs that night, the situation has unfortunately brought forward additional racist accusations, including a damning video of Galliano telling fellow café patrons on a separate occasion “I love Hitler” and that “People like you would be dead today. Your mothers, your forefathers would be f—ing gassed.” Galliano has been suspended from his position at Dior which he has held since 1996. Prior to this, Galliano’s most striking attribute was his resemblance to Captain Hook. You can watch the video, filmed by another bar patron, after the jump.
Is too late for the Academy to review Natalie Portman’s Miss Dior Cherie ad before casting their Oscars votes? We’re kidding, of course; you know they’ve all voted for Natalie anyway. So let’s think of her commercial more of a victory lap, a reminder that not only is the Black Swan star pregnant, engaged to be married and this season’s most acclaimed actress, she’s also getting paid to blindfold a hot male model. After seeing this, we’d vote her into Congress if we could get her on the ballot.
In addition to bathing in her sunglasses and trying on her man-friend’s tie, Portman shows a little skin as she zips up her couture gown. Any chance we can save some of this elegant gorgeousness for next year’s Oscar race? Natalie’s next big film is Thor, and we doubt running around in the desert while mythical gods battle it out is really going to cut it as far as awards season 2012 is concerned.
Natalie Portman was unveiled as the face of Parfums Christian Dior last year in December. She photographs like a dream so we were looking forward to see what stylistic route they would go with. Now that the advertisement is out, we’re not complaining one bit. The topless—and newly preggo—Portman glows. It’s classy and she looks like a coy ingenue here. We’re glad they went with clean, simple lines.