Come 2017, Jennifer Lawrence will be free from the three-year, $15-million contract that has demanded that she wear Dior, exclusively, for major red carpet events. This means that the 25-year-old actress will soon have the opportunity to wear clothing other than the floaty, ultra-femme cupcake dresses that now comprise 95 percent of her formal wardrobe. Occasionally, though, Lawrence will rebel — Girl on Fire, Katniss Everdeen-style — and break away from the Dior machine to slip into something a bit edgier, and it's those looks that have all the fun.
At the New York premiere of "Mockingjay, Part 2" on Wednesday night, Lawrence rolled up in a decisively non-Dior dress by — wait for it — Schiaparelli Couture! It was, for lack of a better term, fucking awesome. During the recent "Mockingjay, Part 2" press tour, Lawrence has worn five Dior gowns, one Ralph Lauren gown and now, one refreshingly sexy (and slightly goth) number from the newly resurrected French fashion house. With a romantic, sheer bodice, peekaboo Eres bralette and layered necklaces, this was a far cry from the princess-y looks we've seen her wear on red carpets past. While much of this can surely be attributed to Lawrence's newish styling duo of Jill Lincoln and Jordan Johnson, it's clear that the more contemporary styles suit her. It makes us psyched for her post-Dior era, when knockout looks like this can become the rule and not the exception.