Jennifer Lawrence, one of the most famous and successful actresses in the world, has added a new credit to her résumé as a model by serving as the new face of Dior. The move for Lawrence to release a professional photo campaign after the alleged nude photo scandal was, indeed, a smart move by the young actress and her team.
The Dior fashion line has been featured in Ms. Lawrence’s career on multiple occasions. At the 2013 Academy Awards, the actress took her infamous fall up the stairs of the stage to claim her Oscar. Lawrence’s ominous white gown that she toppled over in was a piece by Dior and while the actress did praise the dress for its beauty, she did accuse it of being the main culprit for her untimely collapse.
The 2014 Academy Awards featured Lawrence as a nominated actress once again. The Oscar-winner sure enough wore another design by Dior, a simpler and less bulky red strapless gown. However, The Hunger Games star still managed to tumble over, yet again. This time her fall occurred before the ceremony even started, upon her arrival at the red carpet. Lawrence unfortunately did not win the Oscar that night, but did serve as a presenter for the awards, presenting the Best Actor in a Leading Role trophy. No tumbles occurred during her presentation.
Lawrence’s latest Dior ad campaign features no colorful, flowing gowns but rather a jet black pant suit, giving Lawrence an authoritative presence to her photos. The actress has been made up to appear rather androgynous with her short, pixie hair slicked back and light, smoky eye make up.
Jennifer Lawrence models as the new face of Dior for the fall and winter handbag collection by the famous fashion house. Lawrence expresses her love for designer, Christian Dior’s, bags by stating that she is always traveling and loves the Dior line for the bags’ sizes and the fact that they make her feel “chic”. Lawrence is seen modeling the house’s iconic leather handbag of various softened color palettes.
The unique look that Lawrence sports could have been chosen to further the point the actress makes in her “behind the scenes” video. Lawrence makes a bold statement about what makes a woman powerful. According to the actress, a powerful woman has much confidence in herself and can grow a tough skin, all whilst exuding fairness and kindness.
Jennifer Lawrence praises photographer Patrick Demarchelier for his work and for his keen eye on captivating beauty. The Silver Linings Playbook star also puts her acting skills into play when shooting this campaign by stating that she always garners either some type of emotion or style of character whenever she is behind the camera being photographed. Lawrence continued to explain that her reasoning for doing so is that the aforementioned act will bring something into one’s eyes, making it much easier for the photographer to capture an enticing picture.
Jennifer Lawrence can be seen later this year in the highly anticipated The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 reprising her star-making role as Katniss Everdeen. Lawrence will also star in the period drama, Serena, opposite of Bradley Cooper, but the film has not received a U.S. release date.
With Jennifer Lawrence putting herself forward as the new face of Dior, she is undoubtably determined to continue her reign in the world of Hollywood. It seems as if nothing will stand in the way between Lawrence and the road to success. The “behind the scenes” video for Lawrence’s latest Dior campaign can be viewed below.
By Cody Collier