Jennifer Lawrence's Doritos Dust Almost Ruined Her American Hustle Wardrobe

01/29/2014 at 01:36 PM ET

Jennifer Lawrence AMerican HustleFrancois Duhamel/Annapurna Productions

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].”

RELATED PHOTOS: See Lawrence’s SAG Awards gown and more star styles here!

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, and tell us your thoughts on Lawrence’s dangerous-to-clothes Doritos habit!

–Alex Apatoff

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Guest on

Oh my goodness…its the end of life as we know it…Princess Jennifer nearly ruined her dress with Doritos. Can anything be worse than that?Please this story is way too ridiculous and she’s way too spoiled. Lets move on folks!

denise on

More power to her! I was able to eat Dorito’s daily when I was her age too. Enjoy it why you can! Some day you will not be able too without it causing you to gain a lot of weight. In the mean time, go for it!

thePamelaPamela on

I feel like Doritos paid for this story to be published.

Marie on

@Guest ” she’s way too spoiled”
I think you’re taking this article way too serious

Clara on

Jennifer Lawrence is the most overrated actress in decades.

Andrea on

@Clara- I’m sure everyone in the Hollywood Foreign Press, members of the Academy of Motion Pictures, and her peers in the Screen Actors Guild highly disagree with you. Have you even seen any of the movies she’s been nominated and won for? She deserved the award last year and does again this year. She plays crazy really darn well.

Em D on

I like Jennifer Lawrence and all, but the “just your average girl stories” are starting to become cliché. Let her talent shine… the attempts at making her “endearing” are making a wonderful actress wearisome.

Denise on

She tries too hard to be “cute.” It’s really annoying.

mdm0615 on

She is a genuine beauty.

mw on

she doesn’t deserve an oscar for american hustle

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