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Did Jennifer Lawrence rip her Christian Dior gown at the SAG Awards?



tbd-jenniferlawrence012913.jpgThere's been a lot of gums flapping because it certainly looked like Jennifer Lawrence ripped her Christian Dior gown in an uncomfortably revealing spot Sunday night on the way to accept her Screen Actors Guild award for best female actor in a film in Silver Linings Playbook. But while it was quite the surprise, an E! fashion expert is claiming that's not the case. We'll just have to go to the tape again and again to confirm (it's at 2:42 above).

"The original gown, which was revealed on the runway at a couture fashion show on Monday, showed clear distinctions that were connected by sheer lining. Lawrence's dress, however, had the lining hidden, so people couldn't really tell that it was a tiered gown," E!'s Bruna Nessif writes about the would-be wardrobe malfunction. "Once she was approaching the stage to get her award, the combination of her pulling up on the top part of the dress and possibly having the train stuck on a heel (or something) revealed the sheer lining in between."

Well, it did seem strange the so-called rip would otherwise smooth out and not cause a problem again, so this is a perfectly plausible explanation. In any event, Robert De Niro reacted like he got an eyeful, all right. Knowing she didn't tear a dress that probably cost The Juice*'s annual salary and more has to be a relief, too, even if it was a loaner. Too bad YouTube lives forever.


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