The American recording artist and actress wore an exotic green dress to the ceremony on February 23, 2000. The sheer fabric was printed with a tropical leaf and bamboo pattern, and cut with a very low neckline that extended well past Lopez's navel, while the waist of the dress was studded with.best dress ever 2018
This garment instantly received significant global media coverage, and it has been cited, along with, as one of the most high-profile dresses that made the designer Versace a household name. In addition, this dress was described as a turning point in designer 's career after the death of her brother,. It was chosen by the fashion journalist to represent 2000 in the 's collection, at which point it was described as a key example of the close relationship between fashions, celebrities and publicity.
Another duplicate of the dress is displayed at while, as of 2015, Lopez herself still owned the original gown.
Before it became famous on the of the Grammy Awards, the dress was presented on the catwalk by model, and was also featured in Versace's main advertising campaign that year; also photographed it on Valletta., Lopez's stylist at the time, remarked, "Versace and Jennifer [Lopez] belonged together. It was really natural."
In 2000, the dress had a market value of approximately,000. wore the same dress to the in France in January 2000, approximately one month before Lopez wore it; however, in doing so, she failed to receive the same amount of global attention as Lopez did. The designer herself also wore it to a on 6 December 1999.
Lopez arrived on the red carpet of the in the company of then-boyfriend ; he was dressed in a gray suit. The actress-singer immediately monopolized the attention and curiosity of the public and photographers at the event. Actor appeared on stage with Lopez to present the award for and declared to the audience, "This is the first time in five or six years that I'm sure that nobody is looking at me." In saying this, he elicited laughter from the audience and Lopez.
Designed by, it has been described as "jungle green", "sea green" or "tropical" green, a green dress with touches of blue to give an exotic appearance. It is a see-through silk chiffon dress with a tropical leaf and bamboo pattern, with a -studded crotch. The dress "had a low-cut neck that extended several inches below her navel, where it was loosely fastened with a sparkly brooch and then opened out again," exposing her midriff and then cut along the front of the legs like a bath robe. The dress then drooped behind her on the floor, open at the back. Under it, Lopez wore a pair of nude-tone bathing suit shorts and kept the dress on by using double-sided.
The dress was discussed by those in the fashion and entertainment for weeks after the event, with dedicated television specials and magazine covers featuring her. Images of Lopez in the green dress were downloaded from the Grammy website 642,917 times in just 24 hours after the event. The dress has been cited along with the as being those most iconic dresses which made Versace a household name.Vibe magazine said, "Jen Lo made Donatella Versace's diaphanous green fabric a national call to arms." Others have argued that the dress led to Lopez becoming "one of the most glamorous and publicity-friendly icons of the."
Lopez was surprised by the enormous media coverage, declaring in an interview: "It was a nice dress. I had no idea it was going to become such a big deal." Versace later revealed that the dress was the turning point of her career, saying that the media now had confidence in her own work, after the death of Gianni Versace. She declared to the Canadian press, "It was an unexpected success. The next day she [Jennifer Lopez] was everywhere and people were talking about her in that dress. It was one of those moments like the one that Gianni [Versace] had with Elizabeth Hurley and clothes-pins." The dress has been referred to many times as "notorious" and "infamous" because of its boldness.
At the in March 2000, South Park co-creator wore an imitation of the dress.
The asked of the Times to choose an outfit to represent 2000 for their "" collection. While Armstrong initially considered choosing 's table dress, she eventually decided on the Versace dress, arguing that due to the media attention it had received through being worn by Lopez,, and others, the gown represented "some kind of high water mark in the current between fashion and celebrity." Versace subsequently donated a duplicate of the dress to the Museum. Another duplicate is displayed at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. As of 2015, the original dress remains in Lopez's possession.
On October 15, 2002 at the in New York best City, Lopez was awarded the VH1 Vogue Fashion Award as the most influential star of the year. The award was presented by Versace herself.
In a poll by, published in the in 2008, the dress was voted the fifth most iconic dress of all time.
In January 2015, 's president cited the massive attention to this dress as a motivation for the creation of search. In 2000, results were limited to simple pages of text with links, but the developers worked on developing this further, realising that an image search was required to answer "the most popular search query" they had seen to date: Jennifer Lopez's green dress. As a result of this, Google Images search was born.
In 2017 's sister YouTube channel MsMojo ranked the dress atop their list of "Top 10 Most Memorable Grammy Red Carpet Outfits", writing: "Some dresses just ooze sex appeal but J.Lo's daring ensemble screamed it from the rooftops and still does even after all these years."
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