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Not many actresses can say they came by their curves with the help of neon-colored snack food, but Jennifer Lawrence is not most actresses. The star indulged in everyone’s favorite after-school snack, Doritos, on the set of American Hustle — and she had the orange fingerprint-smeared dress (and panicked costume designer) to prove it.
At an event celebrating Diane Von Furstenberg’s “Journey of a Dress” exhibit in L.A., costume designer Michael Wilkinson recalled being grateful that he’d made a few extra copies of Lawrence’s plunging white gown. “I’m kind of glad we did,” he said, “because Jennifer Lawrence is a very, let’s say, raw and intuitive young lady, and she’s not against eating Doritos and snack food in her costume. So we were glad that we had a couple [backups].”
He also shared that the dress was meant to look like something Lawrence’s slightly unhinged homemaker could have created herself — right down to the $3.99 per yard fabric. “David really had it set in his mind that she would be wearing this dress that she just poured herself into,” Wilkinson said. “He wanted to see every single lump and bump. There had to be a sense of, ‘Is she going to fall out of it?’ It had this dangerous feeling to it, which matched her own dangerous mental landscape.”
For more from Wilkinson on the costumes for the film, visit VanityFair.com, and tell us your thoughts on Lawrence’s dangerous-to-clothes Doritos habit!