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Why Was Jennifer Lawrence Wearing 5 1/2 Inch Heels? (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

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When Jennifer Lawrence won the most coveted award for any actress in Hollywood on Sunday, she was almost literally upstaged by the famous fall she took as she ascended the steps to accept it. The culprit? The big, beautiful Dior Haute Couture gown, in part, with a skirt so voluminous it practically covered Bradley Cooper's mother.

But you know what certainly didn't help? The these 5 1/2-inch Brian Atwood heels she was wearing underneath. Why, God (or JLaw), why??

atwood heels

The 5'9" star of "Silver Linings Playbook" hardly needs any vertical assistance. And there's no denying that those shoes are works of art--but worn under that gown they're like the proverbial tree falling in the forest. Who can even appreciate them?

Our industry likes to say beauty is pain, but what was beautiful about Lena Dunham's 6-inch-heel hobble at the Golden Globes? Or Jennifer Lawrence falling in front of 40 million Americans?

In our opinion, every actress should take a page from Sally Field's, um, playbook and sport sneakers (or at least some flats) under those big ole gowns. Who's with us?

PHOTOS:

jennifer lawrence trips oscars

jennifer lawrence trips oscars

Watch the clip of the fall below:

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