When Jennifer Lawrence heard she won the Outstanding Female Actor In A Lead Role nod at the 2013 SAG Awards on Jan. 27, the actress suffered a serious wardrobe malfunction as she made her way to the stage to accept the honor- her tiered Christian Dior Couture gown ripped in half.
Lawrence stunned television hosts earlier in the evening when she arrived at the Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium in a spring 2013 Christian Dior Couture gown. The strapless midnight blue frock had three tiers for a layered effect with a train. She impressed fashion critics for selecting the dark mermaid-style formfitting dress and for attending the ceremony despite battling pneumonia.
The ateliers at Christian Dior must not have anticipated thought that the legs of a chair next to Lawrence would get stuck in the "Hunger Games" actress' floor-sweeping train.
Lawrence's dress split in two as she hugged and kissed her "Silver Linings Playbook" cast members and crew before making her way to the stage. However, when Lawrence arrived on stage to accept the win from the presenter, Robert DeNiro, her dress appeared intact. Her dress had a sheer lining and it happened so quickly that television viewers did not see the malfunction.
Following the incident, the cameras turned to capture the facial reactions from fellow nominees Marion Cotillard, Nicole Kidman and Naomi Watts (watch the video below).
Wardrobe malfunction and illness aside, Lawrence has been having a successful award season. She was named Best Lead Actress in a Musical or Comedy at the Golden Globes on Jan. 13. She is also nominated for Best Actress at the Academy Awards held in Los Angeles on Feb. 24.
Watch the video clip below at the 2:10 mark to see Lawrence realize that her gown ripped in half, and the reactions from Cotillard, Watts and Kidman.