3 Things You Have To Know About JLo’s ‘Barely There’ Dress That Broke The Internet This Weekend
There is one Khaleesi that even a brooding Jon Snow cannot de-throne from her fabulous royal seat! Jennifer Lopez turned showstopper for the iconic label Versace at the Milan Fashion Week and people could not stop talking about it. At 50, J. Lo strutted down the runway in ridiculously toned legs and ‘barely there’ silhouette, to a gobsmacked FROW audience who were fortunate enough to be so close to her. She broke the internet over the weekend and before we can pick up the pieces and move on, there are some things that this world needs to know. Besides the fact that it might, in fact, be possible, to look like a goddess at 50.
Here are three things you did not know about THAT J. Lo moment!
The Look That Birthed The Internet!
By now, everyone knows that J. Lo’s show-stopping Versace look was a nod to the sensational dress she wore to the Grammys back in 2000. As far as era-defining dresses go, the ‘at risk’ dress is right up there with Monica Lewinsky’s blue dress that impeached a world leader. Why did it get so popular? Well, the fact that Lopez’s dress looked like it could come off at any moment triggered everyone’s anxiety. Also, it was beyond sexy, which is why people took to the newly minted Google to look at the pictures of the dress.
So much so, that the creators Larry Page and Sergey Brin had to write the program for a separate section…Google Images. They revealed, “after the 2000 Grammy Awards, where Jennifer Lopez wore a green dress that, well, caught the world’s attention. At the time, it was the most popular search query we had ever seen. But we had no sure-fire way of getting users exactly what they wanted: J-Lo wearing that dress. Google Image Search was born”. So cool!
Why The Dress Gained Iconic Status!
Here’s the down-low. The dress is iconic because Jennifer wore it, not the other way round. It takes a true goddess to step onto the red carpet in such a dress. Lopez revealed in an interview, “I tried on the green one and when I came out everyone was there, glam and everybody, and they were like, ‘That’s the dress! That is the dress! That’s what you’re wearing, let’s go,’” Lopez elaborated.
However, the moment that made all the difference was Lopez’s insistence on sticking to the dress. She revealed, “Andrea, my stylist, was like, ‘No! You can’t wear that one.’ And I was like, ‘Why did you bring it then? She was like, ‘No, you can’t wear that one, somebody else has worn it, actually, Donatella herself has worn it. One of the Spice Girls has worn it. Sandra Bullock has worn it in another color. I said, ‘This is what we’re going to wear. This is it.’ I really didn’t think about it. I didn’t think it was all that risqué to be honest. I was more excited that it was the Grammys. I wasn’t really thinking about the dress that much. I was just glad I had something to wear”, she revealed. Fabulous!
J. Lo’s Tropical Trait!
This is not the first time J. Lo has recreated the statement tropical look. The label has been closely associated with Lopez, creating costumes for her career highlights. With their artisanal touch, Versace has put many ensembles on J. Lo, all equally glamorous and high fashion. For instance, her MFW look was constructed with carefully placed netted fabrics to give the illusion of ‘naked’. We think Lopez abides by the age-old trope of fashion…if it worked once, it’ll work again! But if you are going to werk it like this, it will forever be fabulous.
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