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

01/22/2014 at 09:00 AM ET

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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.

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The Dream Dress: Let’s be honest. She’s not going to wear this. She prefers Dior’s more avant-garde stuff, and this is just a tad, well, conventional. But how fabulous would this look showing off her newly-exposed shoulders thanks to her recent pixie cut? With some gorgeous diamond earrings and an amazing bracelet? Not happening? Yeah, we didn’t think so either, but we can dream.

The Likely Candidate: This silhouette really works for her, as we saw at the SAG Awards. The lines are simple, but the print is whimsical and eye-catching. She’ll be able to dance in it all night — and should she win another Oscar, it’ll be perfect for showing off her guns and it’s unlikely to trip her on the way up the stairs.

The Out-of-Left-Field Meme Generator: One of Lawrence’s Dior gowns has already inspired a legion of copycats on the internet, and lightning isn’t likely to strike twice. But if she is feeling a little saucy, what better to get her name trending on Twitter than this particularly bold cocoon-shaped gown with feathery pailettes and a full train.

So which of these would you like to see her try? Or if you could design any dress for her, what would it look like?

–Alex Apatoff

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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deeda on

The white one is the ok, but the other two are too plain for the Oscars. Try again People Magazine

FAYZE Mag on

She can do better than that, and hopefully she will because her award style hasn’t been that intriguing. Too many strapless gowns with not enough interest in silhouette.

Aria on

This girl cracks me up with her facial expressions.

Kerry on

The black one is beautiful and would look stunning on her, but not for the Oscars. I predict a dior ball gown, similar to her dress from last year but maybe with a different pattern or texture.

echoingraven on

Those facial expressions, though.
These gowns look quite non-Jennifer Lawrence-y.

Anna on

The one on the left is not a dress, it has pants, so I highly doubt that would even be considered for the oscars.

J on

Although pretty, she can do better! She always stuns with something so beautiful!!! I am always excited to see what she will pick. She will look gorgeous no doubt.

kass on

FAIL on all three. None of these are Oscar worthy.

Paris on

Anything but a strapless number!!! They look great on her but I’m sick of seeing the same type of dresses on her.

Leanne on

Maybe some colour for our young starlett????

Enough of the white dresses.

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