But we drew in a breath when she headed towards the stage, getting her lovely Dior Couture dress stuck on someone's chair. Then, when Lawrence stepped onto the stairs holding her dress, the skirt seemed to separate around mid-thigh, revealing several inches of leg (0:50). Seconds later, when she stood on stage accepting her award, the dress seemed to be intact.
Cue the tweets and speculation: did Jennifer Lawrence's dress just rip?
Not exactly. E! News reasons, "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." When Lawrence lifted the dress so as not to trip, it seems she only grabbed the top layer, pulling it up to reveal the sheer piece.
Or so it would appear. The whole thing's sort of a mystery, but suffice it to say that custom Dior Couture dresses don't just rip willy-nilly.
Below, check out footage of the incident (and a GIF of it here) as well as photos. Can you tell what happened?
UPDATE: A spokesperson from Dior told the Daily Mail, "The dress is made of different levels of tulle and satin and that is what viewers saw when Jennifer lifted her dress slightly. It was not ripped and there was no malfunction -- it was the design of the gown."
See more red carpet glam from the SAG Awards:
Jennifer Lawrence in Christian Dior
Anne Hathaway in Giambattista Valli
Kerry Washington in Rodarte
Michelle Dockery in Chado Ralph Rucci
Jessica Chastain in Alexander McQueen
Amanda Seyfried in Zac Posen
Claire Danes in Givenchy
Marion Cotillard in Christian Dior
Julianne Moore in Chanel
Naomi Watts in Marchesa
Tina Fey in Oscar de la Renta
Amy Poehler in Zuhair Murad and Forevermark Diamonds
January Jones in Prabal Gurung
Nicole Kidman in Vivienne Westwood
Elisabeth Moss in Dolce & Gabbana and Forevermark Diamonds
Sofia Vergara in Donna Karan
Jennifer Garner in Oscar de la Renta
Justin Timberlake in Tom Ford
Rose Byrne in Valentino
Jessica Pare in Jason Wu
Kelly Osbourne in Jenny Packham
Busy Philipps in Gabriela Cadena
Kiernan Shipka in Oscar de la Renta and Forevermark Diamonds
Ariel Winter in earrings by Jamie Wolf and a ring by Graziela
Jayma Mays in Georges Hobeika Atelier, Jimmy Choo shoes, Neil Lane jewelry and a Judith Lieber clutch
Sally Field in J. Mendel
Jon Hamm & Jennifer Westfeldt in Blumarine
Jenna Fischer in Jenny Packham
Freida Pinto in Roland Mouret & Dev Patel
Julia Stiles in Amen Couture, Jerome C. Rousseau and Le Vian
Katrina Bowden in Badgley Mischka and Forevermark Diamonds
Vincent Kartheiser & Alexis Bledel
Giuliana Rancic in Max Azria and Simon G Jewelry
Ty Burrell & Holly Burrell
Edie Falco in a Chagoury dress and cuffs by Jordan Alexander
Alec Baldwin & Hilaria Baldwin
Naya Rivera in Donna Karan
Idina Menzel in Swarovski
Steve Buscemi & Jo Andres
Robin Dearden & Bryan Cranston
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