Jennifer Lawrence and Elizabeth Banks on ‘The Hunger Games’ Red Carpet

Jennifer Lawrence at the 'Hunger Games' LA Premiere
Jennifer Lawrence at the 'Hunger Games' LA Premiere
At the LA premiere, Jennifer brought the full-out red carpet drama in Prabal Gurung. It doesn't get much more dramatic than a so-shiny-you-can-practically-see-your-reflection gold fishtail gown, does it?
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Elizabeth Banks at the 'Hunger Games' LA Premiere
Elizabeth Banks at the 'Hunger Games' LA Premiere
Even though Elizabeth went for a cocktail-length number, neon orange Atelier Versace may just be enough to beat Jenn's dress in the drama department. Though she may have Jennifer beat in terms of red carpet drama, who took the battle? VICTOR: JENNIFER LAWRENCE. That gold gown was something special.
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Jennifer Lawrence at the 'Hunger Games' London Premiere
Jennifer Lawrence at the 'Hunger Games' London Premiere
Gold again, Jennifer? Really? Unfortunately, this Ralph Lauren number pales in comparison to her all-too-similar Prabal Gurung showstopper. While it's quite nice, the cut isn't as interesting, and most importantly? It's not as shiny.
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Elizabeth Banks at the 'Hunger Games' London Premiere
Elizabeth Banks at the 'Hunger Games' London Premiere
Ooh! Elizabeth is sure working the brights, isn't she? She knows how to do color; she absolutely shone in this buttercup yellow Bill Blass confection. VICTOR: ELIZABETH BANKS, by a landslide.
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Jennifer Lawrence at the 'Hunger Games' Paris Premiere
Jennifer Lawrence at the 'Hunger Games' Paris Premiere
Jennifer took a risk with a for-all-intents-and-purposes backless Tom Ford number. The risk paid off: the figure-hugging dress was flattering and chic, and the gold zipper added a nice touch of fashion-y interest to this otherwise standard LBD.
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Elizabeth Banks, at the 'Hunger Games' Paris Premiere
Elizabeth Banks, at the 'Hunger Games' Paris Premiere
Elizabeth took an even bigger risk with a fuchsia Marc Jacobs that was completely covered in sequins...and that's not even mentioning the mess around her collar. Even so, the color looked absolutely gorgeous, and the gown fit like it was made for her. So who wins this round? Jennifer went more classic, and Elizabeth took a leaf out of Effie Trinket's book. VICTOR: JENNIFER LAWRENCE
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Jennifer Lawrence at the 'Hunger Games' Berlin Premiere
Jennifer Lawrence at the 'Hunger Games' Berlin Premiere
Okay, so that was a bit of a misstep. I can't look at this Marchesa creation without thinking of exposed-no-skin muscles. Something about the pattern of the ruched red lace against nude...
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Elizabeth Banks at the 'Hunger Games' Berlin Premiere
Elizabeth Banks at the 'Hunger Games' Berlin Premiere
Elizabeth may have just stolen the "Girl on Fire" moniker singlehandedly with this dress. She is absolutely killing it in this beaded Elie Saab number – and nice choice by the way, standing directly over the flaming mockingjay logo. VICTOR: Another landslide for ELIZABETH BANKS.
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Jennifer Lawrence at the 'Catching Fire' Premiere London
Jennifer Lawrence at the 'Catching Fire' Premiere London
Do you suppose Jennifer is counting the days 'til her contract with Dior is up? They've been giving her a lot of lemons lately. The top does her no justice, and the rainbow detailing reads more toyland than high fashion.
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Elizabeth Banks at the 'Catching Fire' Premiere London
Elizabeth Banks at the 'Catching Fire' Premiere London
Elizabeth, on the other hand, looks absolutely stunning (albeit a tiny bit jaundiced) in this Jason Wu scene-stealer. Talk about drama – I'm a little in love with this gown. Might just be the best dress of the entire Hunger Games red carpet. VICTOR: no contest, ELIZABETH BANKS
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Jennifer Lawrence at the 'Catching Fire' Premiere Berlin
Jennifer Lawrence at the 'Catching Fire' Premiere Berlin
Oh, Jennifer! No, no, no. While this Dior coat dress is the height of classic chic (and quite flattering to boot), it's a bit quiet for a premiere, no? And along with her poorly-styled pixie, it looks a bit mumsy.
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Elizabeth Banks at the 'Catching Fire' Premiere Berlin
Elizabeth Banks at the 'Catching Fire' Premiere Berlin
You almost can't go wrong with Elie Saab on the red carpet, and Ms. Banks here knows it. This classic dress fits her perfectly, and keeps from being boring with some delicately detailed beading. VICTOR: ELIZABETH BANKS.
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Jennifer Lawrence at the 'Catching Fire' Premiere Paris
Jennifer Lawrence at the 'Catching Fire' Premiere Paris
She may have worn the heck out of this Dior dress on the cover of Harper's Bazaar UK, but it's just making her look woefully lopsided here. And that's not even mentioning the whole sideboob issue. Points for bringing back the drama!
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Elizabeth Banks at the 'Catching Fire' Premiere Paris
Elizabeth Banks at the 'Catching Fire' Premiere Paris
I actually loved this Alexander McQueen dress before I scrolled down and saw the ostrich-y feathers on the hips – the beading on the neckline is actually quite pretty. And furry hips or no, at least it's interesting! VICTOR: JENNIFER LAWRENCE (because I just can't with the furry hip patches).
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Jennifer Lawrence at the 'Catching Fire' LA Premiere
Jennifer Lawrence at the 'Catching Fire' LA Premiere
I want to like this; I really do. She looks absolutely gorgeous in it, and I love the sheer (ha-ha) drama of the thing. Merits aside, I just can't look at it without thinking of a basic swimsuit paired with the most elaborate cover-up ever.
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Elizabeth Banks at the 'Catching Fire' LA Premiere
Elizabeth Banks at the 'Catching Fire' LA Premiere
And it's back to neon orange for Ms. Banks! Orange (orange Versace in particular) have served her well in the past, and the story's no different here. The shape is rather basic, but it fits her to a T and the color brings it to the next level. VICTOR: ELIZABETH BANKS
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Jennifer Lawrence at the 'Catching Fire' NYC Premiere
Jennifer Lawrence at the 'Catching Fire' NYC Premiere
Why does Dior continue to fail Jennifer here? This dress is okay, but it's almost disappointingly milquetoast – where are the showstopping gowns of yore? There's nothing interesting, eye catching, or even particularly flattering about it. In fact, it kind of looks like part of a flight attendant's uniform.
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Elizabeth Banks at the 'Catching Fire' NYC Premiere
Elizabeth Banks at the 'Catching Fire' NYC Premiere
The fairy princess in me loves Jenny Packham, and by extension, this outfit. The pants look dangerously billow-y (veering near harem pants zone) but Elizabeth has just enough attitude to pull the look off. VICTOR: ELIZABETH BANKS
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