She’s suffering from pneumonia and up against some of Hollywood’s top leading ladies but it was Jennifer Laurence’s dress that almost cost the actress her Screen Actors Guild Award on Sunday.
An excited Jennifer narrowly escaped being completely exposed as her dress came close to tearing completely in half as she headed on stage to collect her statue for Best Female Actor in a Leading Role.
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A new look: Jennifer Lawrence’s gown was torn in half as she walked to the Screen Actors Guild stage to accept her award for best female actor
The 22-year-old could barley contain her excitement as it was announced her role in Silver Linings Playbook had been recognised.
Shooting up from her chair and hugging people around her, the Hunger Games star did not notice someone had put the leg of their chair down on her expensive Christian Dior gown.
Keen to get on stage, the actress attempted to run off tearing her dress almost completely around at the tops of her thighs.
Overjoyed: The still-sick Lawrence was overwhelmed when she heard her name called
Hugs all round: As people got up to hug the young star her dress got snagged on a chair
Rip! The moment Jennifer’s perfect moment, and dress, comes undone
The cast members of Breaking Bad turned around shocked as the stricken star realised at their table she was in trouble.
Fellow actress’ Nicole Kidman and Marion Cotillard certainly felt the young woman’s pain, and were caught on camera reacting to the dress’ tearing.
So shocked was the French actress that her eyes popped open.
Mon dieu! French actress Marion Cotillard reacts after seeing the wardrobe malfunction
Poor thing: Nicole Kidman feels the Silver Linings Playbook star’s pain
Like a professional, Jennifer quickly pushed the ripped section of dress under the gown’s existing tuck and strode towards the stage.
Once there, the Winter’s Bone once again narrowly missed showing off more than she planned to as the dress slipped apart.
Holding the frock together a breathless – either from her pneumonia or shock – Lawrence accepted her best actress award
The 22-year-old thanked her co-stars, her family and mega producer Harvey Weinstein.
Holding it together: The star had to keep her hands on the dress so not to reveal herself to the audience
The before: Jennifer shone earlier in the evening
Poor Jennifer had thought her illness was going to be the hardest part of the night.
the 22-year-old was so ill that on the night before the SAGs she was forced to miss the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards.
However, she managed to leave her sick bed and look amazing doing it for Sunday’s awards.
With red lips and her hair swept to one side the Hunger Games star shone in the now infamous navy Christian Dior Haute Couture dress, Chopard jewels – which included a 38-carat diamond necklace and emerald-cut 6-carat diamond studs and a diamond ring, Roger Vivier clutch, and Jimmy Choo shoes.
Classic Hollywood: Looking like the icons of yesteryear, the Hunger Games star wore her hair swept to the side with bright red lips showing off her stunning Chopard jewels
Simply chic: In typical Christian Dior fashion, the 22-year-old’s gown was understated but stunning
Jennifer happily jpoked about being sick and infectious telling Giuliana Rancic during E!‘s live pre-show she had ‘walking pneumonia’.
‘Everyone is scared of me, I’m like, ”I’m fine,”’ she joked.
‘I had walking pneumonia, and it is highly contagious.’
‘I’m fine’: Despite being ill, Lawrence still manged to make jokes about being sick ‘I had walking pneumonia, and it is highly contagious’
Award winner: Lawrence plays a young window opposite Bradley Cooper in Silver Linings Playbook
Video: Moment Jennifer Lawrence’s dress rips (and she has pneumonia!)