The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Press Tour, Part 2

Fire is catching, dear readers. And if we burn, celebrities burn with us! 

JENNIFER LAWRENCE at the Paris premiere
dress by Christian Dior, shoes by Christian Louboutin

Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty

YES, KATNISS, YES! Gimme all the goth-chic you’ve got, girl, because this is EVERYTHING. That sideboob/innerboob peek-a-boo situation is to die for. I love how this dress has a sort of hauntingly beautiful old-Hollywood feel, but with all the attitude and sex appeal of a fashion-forward look. The shoes are gorgeous, but I think by far the best styling choice J.Law’s team made here was that wine-colored lipstick. DELISH.

Also: fuck the haters of J.Law’s pixie cut. It’s not always flawless, but here, it’s fan-fucking-tastic.

Liam and Josh’s suits by Dolce & Gabbana
Jennifer’s gown by Christian Dior, shoes by Manolo Blahnik

Photo: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty

I can’t explain how difficult it was to find a photo of these three stars where they weren’t making ridiculous faces at each other or spinning around in each other’s arms. And nothing in the world makes me happier than that – that Liam, Jennifer, and Josh are total fucking goofballs who love each other and just want to spend fancy movie premieres making fun of each other. It’s just the best. Anyway, let’s get a close-up of our imaginary BFF Jennifer:

Photo: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty

The cut is phenomenal and the color is lovely. I know that little patch on the skirt looks like a mistake, but it actually is part of the design – I do wish it was a little bigger so it didn’t look quite so accidental. But otherwise, I’m out of complaints. This gown my Fall 2013 couture red carpet prediction for Marion Cotillard, because if it’s Dior, there’s like a 98% chance it will be worn by Jennifer Lawrence, Marion Cotillard, or Natalie Portman.

Liam’s suit by Dolce & Gabbana
Jennifer’s gown by Christian Dior, shoes by Anthony Vaccarello
Josh’s suit by Calvin Klein

Photo: Ipa/Bauer-Griffin

Live a little, boys! Don’t get me wrong, they’re positively delectable, but their sea of black and navy suits is getting a wee bit tiring. Even J.Law seems to have semi-phoned it in here: it’s still  Dior and it’s still lovely, but it definitely lacks the power of some of her more memorable looks. A close-up:

Photo: AP/Abraham Caro Marin

I don’t think the fit is entirely perfect, and the wrinkles in the sheer skirt make it look a lot sloppier than it should. But personally, I think the There’s Something About Mary hair is both hilarious and fabulous.

Liam’s suit by Christian Dior
Jennifer’s gown by Christian Dior, purse by Roger Vivier, shoes by Brian Atwood
Josh’s suit by Dolce & Gabbana

Photo: Christopher Polk/Getty

Josh, I’d stay away from three-piece suits if I were you. They tend to make you look even shorter, and more like an investment banker than a Hollywood star. As for Jennifer – I like the idea of this more than the execution. I hate sheer dresses over black leotards/mini-dresses as a rule, and I think this bodysuit is particularly unflattering (which is insane, because J.Law’s body is AMAZING). I do love the optical illusion texture in the skirt, which really is a joy to look at. But the proportions of the bodysuit underneath and the placement of the belt just don’t do it for me. But from some angles, this was red carpet glory. Case in point:

Photo: Eric Charbonneau/Invision/AP

BLAM-O. See? That sweeping, stunning skirt photographs like a dream, even if the rest of the dress leaves something to be desired.

JENNIFER LAWRENCE at the Rome photocall
dress by Proenza Schouler, shoes by Saint Laurent

Photo: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty

Simple and chic – perfect for a photocall.

ELIZABETH BANKS at the Los Angeles premiere
gown by Versace, purse by Rauwolf, shoes by Jimmy Choo

Photo: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

GO ON AND GET IT, EFFIE MOTHER-FUCKING TRINKET. This is flawless, from color to fit to styling. It calls back to the bright colors she wore for the first film’s press tour without seeming redundant. It shows off Elizabeth’s ridiculously gorgeous figure, but it’s interesting and cool and so much more than your standard pretty-girl-in-a-pretty-dress look.

ELIZABETH BANKS at the Paris premiere
gown and purse by Alexander McQueen

Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty

Love the little pops of rainbow in the otherwise black gown. The fringe at the hips might have been overkill, but girlfriend still looks deliciously fashion-forward.

Elizabeth’s dress by Elie Saab, shoes by Jimmy Choo
Jena’s gown by Reem Acra


Only Effie Trinket can pair a sparkly emerald Elie Saab dress with matchy-matchy shoes and still make it look impeccably fabulous. And it’s a bit tough to see in this photo, but Jena Malone absolutely killed it in her black Reem Acra gown. In fact, after a slow start to the press tour, Catching Fire‘s Johanna blew my freaking mind with incredible fashion choices. For example:

JENA MALONE at the Los Angeles premiere
gown by Nicholas Oakwell, purse by Jimmy Choo

Photo: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin

My jaw hit the fucking FLOOR when I saw this look. Unique, almost obscenely glamorous, perfectly fit, and styled to perfection. The stick-straight hair brings such a ferocity to this look, which I love – the way this dress balances the glam of the metallic embellishments with the futuristic cut-outs and styling is just incredibly impressive. Say goodbye to Jena Malone, that cute and talented girl from Saved!, and say hello to Jena Malone, A-list movie star and red carpet goddess.

JENA MALONE at the Toronto premiere
dress by Dora Abodi, purse by Jimmy Choo, shoes by Brian Atwood

Photo: George Pimentel/WireImage

It’s a hard length to pull off, but she’s got that hipster-chicness that allows her to wear some quirkier silhouettes and prints, so I think this works. I don’t think it needed that extra little skirt over her knees, but everything else about this is unique and delightful.

JENA MALONE on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
dress by Mikael D, shoes by Christian Louboutin

Photo: Lifetime

A flawless look for a TV appearance. A sexy but classic dress that isn’t trying too hard, and a killer pair of shoes. That’s all she needs. Hell, it’s all any of us ever need.

KIERNAN SHIPKA at the Los Angeles premiere
top and skirt by Miu Miu, shoes by Jimmy Choo

Photo: David Livingston/Getty

Kiernan Shipka at the Catching Fire premiere? The red carpet gods have been too good to me. And my tween role model looked every bit her chic-as-hell self, in demure but fun Miu Miu. Kiernan’s a smart, classy lady, so she knew not to attempt to divert attention from the actual stars of the film, but she still looked perfectly put-together. And those shoes? I mean, I can’t even imagine being able to properly appreciate those shoes at her age, when I was more into brightly colored sneakers than anything else. That’s some DELECTABLE footwear right there, dear readers.

WILLOW SHIELDS at the Los Angeles premiere
gown by Katie Ermilio

Photo: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin

I was very pleasantly surprised to see little Prim in such a modern, of-the-moment look. Katie Ermilio was not a designer I was familiar with until maybe six months ago, when celebrities suddenly started wearing the label nonstop. This sort of “Beauty and the Beast on acid” gown actually works incredibly well on Willow, especially with the otherwise low-key styling. It’s easy to look like you’re playing dress-up when you’re a thirteen-year-old girl in a gown, but Willow makes it work.

LENNY KRAVITZ and ZOE KRAVITZ at the Los Angeles premiere
Lenny’s jacket, shirt, and pants by Saint Laurent
Zoe’s dress, jewelry, and shoes by Balenciaga

Photo: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin

Aw, I love that Lenny brought his daughter as his date to the premiere. He looks as ridiculously cool as ever – has this man aged at all since the 1990s? – and she is working some major Fashion Bitch style in head-to-toe Balenciaga.

META GOLDING at the Los Angeles premiere
gown by Georges Hobeika

Photo: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin

Catching Fire‘s Enobaria is drop-dead gorgeous, but stealing a dress from Helen Mirren and cutting an obscenely high slit into it does not a red carpet ensemble make. And the shoes and earrings feel kind of dated, and don’t go particularly well with the rest of the look.

META GOLDING at the Madrid premiere
dress by Loewe

Photo: Carlos Alvarez/Getty

I wikipedia-ed Meta Golding to read more about this starlet . . . and discovered she’s forty-two years old. Seriously. I might not love her red carpet style, but this woman clearly has a fountain of youth hidden somewhere. Or she’s a vampire. Let’s go with that.

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One response to The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Press Tour, Part 2

  1. Now that my password is SAVED on my work computer, I can comment on DD without being a stupid bitch and resetting my password 10 times…..

    That second Dior dress is serving some insane glamour REALNESS!!!! I’m obsessed. Also get it E Banks being the only white girl who can pull of that color orange!! TO DIE FOR

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