Jennifer Lawrence’s Wardrobe Malfunction: Did She Rip Her Dress at the SAG Awards?
When Jennifer Lawrence walked up to the podium at the 2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards to accept her award for Best Female Actor, it looked like maybe she had ripped open her dress right around the upper thigh — you could briefly see the lining of her gown, as if it had split.
But as E! News explained, the original Christian Dior gown showed clear distinctions connected by a sheer lining, whereas Jen's dress hid the lining so people couldn't tell that it was a tiered gown. But, they explained, once she went up to the stage to get her award, a combination of her pulling up the top part of the dress and perhaps having her train stuck on her heel — or maybe some other way of the bottom part pulling down — ended up revealing the lining.
So it was a wardrobe malfunction, just not a dress tear. You can kinda get a feel for what happened around the :52 mark of her acceptance video, below. She just wanted to show us the silver lining.