Flashback Friday: That Time Jennifer Lawrence Wore Flip Flops on the Red Carpet

Meghan Blalock

An interesting fact you may or may not know about Jennifer Lawrence: Before she made it big as one of Hollywood’s most sought-after leading ladies, she was a teen model. In a way, she’s taken up that role again now, as the face of French fashion house Dior.

But way before she had the support of a high-fashion label behind her—including wearing nothing but their couture gowns to any and all major public events—she showed up to the red carpet like this. Check it out:

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Here’s an 18-year-old J. Law arriving to the Venice Film Festival in 2008, wearing what every other 18-year-old girl was wearing in 2008: a black tank top, flared light jeans, and brown leather Rainbow flip flops. (Clearly, not all models are incredibly stylish in their down time.)

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This was obviously before the era of Lawrence’s ongoing collaboration with mega celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe; we shudder to think how Zoe would respond to this outfit now.


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