As Jennifer Lawrence headed to the stage to accept her award for Outstanding Female Actor in a Lead Role at the 2013 SAG Awards on Jan. 27, the actress' Christian Dior Couture strapless gown appeared to have suffered a serious wardrobe malfunction.
The dress appeared to have ripped in two and revealed part of her thighs.
A spokesperson for Christian Dior Couture, however, stated that her dress was "not ripped." According to the rep, the opening was simply a lift of layered tulle fabric.
"The dress is made with different levels of tulle and satin and that is what the viewers saw when Jennifer lifted her dress slightly, a Dior spokesperson told EW.com. "It was not ripped and there was no malfunction...it was the design of the gown. Had she not lifted the skirt to insure a graceful strut up to the stage, no one would have ever known about the tiered layers."
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 formfitting dress and for even attending the ceremony despite battling pneumonia.
Lawrence's dress appeared to have 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.
Before her SAG Awards win for "Silver Linings Playbook," Lawrence was named Best Lead Actress in a Musical or Comedy at the Golden Globes on Jan. 13 for the critically-acclaimed film. She is nominated for Best Actress at the Academy Awards, which will be held in Los Angeles on Feb. 24.