Jennifer Lawrence‘s first round of Dior ads met a surprisingly lukewarm reception–surprising, of course, because since the actress’ Oscar win, she’s pretty much moved through a wall of praise and rabid adoration wherever she goes.
The first ads–a sober, mostly black and white affair shot by Willy Vanderperre–seemingly aimed to play on the less seen serious and elegant sides of Lawrence. They featured a veiled, heavily Photoshopped version of the actress posing stiffly with the brand’s handbags–sure, she looked beautiful, but the ads seemed to minimize all the traits that made her America’s #1 crush.
While the next set of images aren’t exactly a laugh riot, they do rely more heavily on Lawrence’s stark beauty… as opposed to a digitally scrubbed and manipulated version. Which is to say, she looks beautiful:
Some media outlets are calling this is a “no makeup campaign,” and we’re here to tell you that is “obviously stupid.” While, yes, she certainly appears to be wearing less than last time around, no one sits in front of a camera for a fashion campaign without a face full of product.
The only odd thing about the ads is that the shot of Lawrence in profile appears to be pasted onto each side view: