Jennifer Lawrence for Dior22 year-old Hunger Games actress Jennifer Lawrence has been signed by French fashion house Christian Dior as the new face of the Miss Dior line of bags.

Hollywood’s hottest young stars are getting snapped up to represent Paris’s oldest and best known design houses.

Mila Kunis is already a face of the celebrated fashion brand, while Kristen Stewart signed a contract to represent Balenciaga’s new Florabotanica scent earlier this year.

Speculation regarding the deal has been simmering ever since Lawrence was seen at the Dior couture show in July.

The elaborate presentation was Dior creative director Raf Simon’s first collection for the brand.

Aged 20, Lawrence became the second youngest actress ever to be nominated for a Best Actress Oscar at the 2010 Academy Awards, for her work on Winter’s Bone, but it is perhaps 2012’s The Hunger Games which has done the most to make her a global megastar.

The film, an adaptation of the best-selling teen novel by Suzanne Collins, has made her the highest-grossing action heroine of all time, the film topping US$152.5 million in the three days following its release in March this year.

Lawrence’s next movie is the The Silver Linings Playbook, by Three Kings and The Fighter director David O. Russell, with the young actress starring alongside Bradley Cooper and Robert de Niro.

The film will be released on November 21 and is already being touted as a strong candidate for a raft of further Oscar nominations.