Allow me to cut straight to the chase: Jennifer Lopez just closed out Versace’s Spring 2020 show, wearing a recreation of that iconic green gown (you know, the one that was the catalyst for Google Image Search!!!), Milan Fashion Week is now cancelled, and everyone should just go home.
It’s been nearly 20 years since Lopez wore Versace’s original green gown to the 2000 Grammy Awards and in a YouTube video posted to her channel, Lopez revealed that the red carpet moment almost didn’t happen. The singer and her stylist were torn between the Versace dress and a safer option.
“Usually if you come to a fitting of mine, there are tons of dresses and tons of shoes,” she said. “There’s always so many choices. But this day we only really had a choice between two dresses. One was kind of like a white dress and the other was the Versace jungle-print dress…I put on the green dress and come out and Benny [Medina] goes, ‘That’s it. That’s it. Don’t even talk about it. That’s the dress.’”
At the CFDA Awards in June, Lopez received the Fashion Icon award and revealed that green is her lucky color. “Since that moment, green has always been my lucky color,” she said. “It’s been around 40 movies, 11 albums, a couple of babies, a couple of divorces, but countless great moments [since that dress]. And as this night shows, there’s so much more to look forward to.”
If we’re lucky, maybe we can look forward to another runway moment?