If ever a dress could be credited for boosting an actress’ career, then it has to be the red Calvin Klein gown, which a relatively unknown Jennifer Lawrence wore to the 2011 Oscars.
Before she wielded a bow and arrow as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games movies, Jennifer had roles in smaller movies like Like Crazy and The Poker House.
But all that changed when she was nominated for an Academy Award, aged 20, for her role in Winter’s Bone.
Jennifer arrived at the 2011 Oscars in her striking red number and the rest, as they say, is history. A lucrative contract with French couture house Dior followed and Jennifer has been making it onto every best dressed list ever since.
Now affectionately referred to as J-Law, we’ve watched her red carpet prowess gain momentum as her career has grown – here we take a look at her style journey.
In Alberta Ferretti at the 2008 Venice Film Festival
Shimmery but lacklustre at the 65th Venice Film Festival in 2008
Jennifer was always adorable but back in 2008 she wasn’t exactly noted for her fashion prowess and she missed the mark in this pretty, but unmemorable Alberta Ferretti gown.
In strappy red Calvin Klein at the 2011 Oscars
A fresh-faced J-Law at the Oscars in 2011
Aged just 20 Jennifer was nominated for her first Academy Award for her role in Winter’s Bone, her breakout role.
Her strappy red Calvin Klein gown was the perfect choice and she caught the gaze of the fashion press.
Looking like a screen goddess in strapless Dior at the 2013 Oscars
J-Law became the face of Dior
It was a very different Jennifer Lawrence , who appeared on the red carpet at the 2013 Oscars.
Now the face of Dior, she wore a stunning structured gown made for her by the French couture house, with a pair of Nicholas Kirkwood heels and a Roger Vivier clutch.
It was the year that she famously fell when she tried to get up onto the stage….a fall which was to be the first of many for an accident prone J-Law.
In a stunning red structured Dior gown at the 2014 Oscars
In red structured Dior at the 2014 Oscar Ceremony
Nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category for her role in American Hustle it was a confident JLaw that walked down the red carpet in a red structured Dior gown at the 2014 Oscars.
Red carpet tumble aside, nothing detracted from her amazing Dior gown and she made it onto every best dressed list.
Jennifer Lawrence in a slinky black Alexander Wang outfit at the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party
In a sexy Alexander Wang number at the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party
It was the slinky black outfit she wore to the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar party that really got everyone talking. Having walked down the red carpet in Dior couture, the actress decided to let her hair down and change into this bra top and sexy side-split skirt combo for the after-party.
Sexy, sleek and stylish, J-Law looked more confident than ever.
Looking pretty in Gucci paisley print at the London X-Men photocall
Jennifer in Gucci at the X-Men Apocalypse photocall
With her shorter, blonder and sexier bob, Jennifer seems to be experimenting more and having fun with her fashion choices.
Here she is at the London X-Men photocall in a surprisingly feminine and girlie paisley print dress by label of the moment – Gucci.
In daring cut out Dior at the X-Men global fan screening
In a sexy cut-out Dior gown at the X- Men global fan screening
It was a much more playful and daring J-Law, who wore a very daring cut-out Dior gown at the X-Men global fan screening. Joking that she couldn’t wait to stop tensing her stomach and take off her heels, she was clearly having fun.
In a sexy corset style dress at Tape Night Club in London
In a sexy corset style dress for a night out at Tape Night club
Later that evening, she changed into an incredibly revealing corset style number for a night on the town.
J-Law, we can’t wait to see where you go with your style next…