Jennifer Lawrence’s Dior Golden Globes dress inspired a new meme

January 13, 2014

Actress Jennifer Lawrence arrives on the red carpet for the Golden Globe awards. (AFP/Frederic Brown)

Internet darling (and best supporting actress winner) Jennifer Lawrence wouldn’t be doing her job right if she failed to generate a meme or two at last night’s Golden Globe awards. Sure enough, JLaw didn’t even need to creep up on Taylor Swift or shake her way through an acceptance speech — her dress quickly inspired a trend all its own.

Buzzfeed has christened the meme “Lawrencing,” and its premise is pretty simple: Swath your self/Barbie/unwitting pet in gauzy white fabric, roll some electrical tape around it, and slap it online.

 

 



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Lawrence’s dress — which also earned its fair share of comparisons to Ariel’s rope-and-sail get-up in “The Little Mermaid” — was Christian Dior, and has actually landed JLaw on a handful of best-dressed lists in spite (or because of?) the online hype. Emma Watson also wore an unusual Dior ensemble — black cigarette pants under a backless red dress. Maybe if she had awkwardly crashed T-Swift’s red carpet interview, the Internet would love her, too.

 

Caitlin Dewey runs The Intersect blog, writing about digital and Internet culture. Before joining the Post, she was an associate online editor at Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.
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