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Jennifer Lopez Tells the Story Behind the Iconic Versace Dress

Jennifer Lopez is telling the story behind her iconic green Versace dress from the 2000 Grammy Awards, almost 20 years after she first wore it.

The 50-year-old entertainer wore a recreation of the dress at the Versace show during Milan Fashion Week on Friday (September 20) and it totally was another iconic moment in fashion history.

“She basically just was like, ‘It’s 20 years since the jungle green dress. We’re doing a whole collection on it. Would you walk at the end?’ And I was like, ‘Uh, yeah,’” Jennifer told Vogue in a behind-the-scenes video.

Jennifer revealed that she only wore the dress back in 2000 because her stylist at the time wasn’t able to secure any other looks and it was the only dress that worked. The stylist didn’t even want JLo to wear it since other celebs had been seen in the dress before!

“I didn’t think it was all that risque, to be honest. I was more excited that it was the Grammys. I wasn’t even thinking about the dress that much. I was just excited I had something to wear,” she said.

Watch the whole video for more insight into the dress!

20+ pictures inside of Jennifer Lopez in the dress, then and now… More Here! »

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Jennifer Lopez Wears a Replica of Her Iconic Green Dress at Versace 2020 Fashion Show!

Jennifer Lopez is turning heads with an iconic fashion moment!

The 50-year-old “Waiting for Tonight” superstar recreated history by closing out the Versace show in a replica of her history-making green 2000 Grammy Awards dress during Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2020 on Friday (September 20) in Milan, Italy.

If you didn’t know, Google Images was invented because of this dress!

“Fashion fun fact: Google Images was started because @JLo wore a plunging @Versace dress that was held together by a safety pin and a prayer to the Grammys in 2000. The next morning, search volume for a pic of the dress exploded. (Basically, she was trending before there was #trending.) Tonight, exactly two decades after that dress debuted on the runway, she wore an (almost) exact replica to close this season’s show alongside @donatella_versace. And everyone’s response was the same: 🤯,” Derek Blasberg wrote on his Instagram.

“So this just happened…🌿✨ @donatella_versace #jungledress @versace #stillgoingstrong #20yearanniversary #catwalk,” Jennifer wrote on Instagram.

Check out J.Lo working it in Versace inside…

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Donatella Versace Apologizes to China for Offending Country With T-Shirt

Versace, as well as its artistic director Donatella Versace, are apologizing.

The Italian luxury brand issued an apology on Sunday (August 11) after one of the T-shirts in the brand’s collection was criticized on China’s social media platform Weibo for identifying the autonomous territories of Hong Kong and Macau as countries.

On the shirts, there are a list of “city-country” pairs, including “New York-USA,” “Beijing-China,” “Hong Kong-Hong Kong,” and “Macau-Macau,” which has been criticized. The company says that they have stopped selling the shirts, and also destroyed them.

Versace reiterates that we love China deeply, and resolutely respect China’s territory and national sovereignty,” they said in a statement.

“I am deeply sorry for the unfortunate recent error that was made by our Company and that is being currently discussed on various social media channels. Never have I wanted to disrespect China’s National Sovereignty and this is why I wanted to personally apologize for such inaccuracy and for any distress that it might have caused,” Donatella said in a statement.

Versace‘s brand ambassador Yang Mi revealed she was ending her contract because of the issue: “China’s territorial integrity and sovereignty are sacred and inviolable at all times,” she said in a statement.

Donatella Versace Opens Up About Her Friendship With Lady Gaga

Donatella Versace is on the cover of Attitude‘s January 2019 issue, out on December 6.

Here’s what the Versace icon had to say…

On her views on Donald Trump: “It’s scary, it cannot go on like this. And I know for that, in my position in fashion, we can still have a conversation about politics. It’s so horrible. This is like going back to the past, looking back in history. We live in a very scary moment for our freedom, for the freedom of everybody. So, this is a moment to talk about it and say, ‘Guys, listen’: don’t be seduced by what you think is a strong man. That’s not a strong man; that’s a weak man using those words to put fear in you.”

On Lady Gaga and the song “Donatella”: “I adore her. The song arrived quite a while after we first knew each other. Gaga is a very emotional person, she’s very insecure, which I like about her. Every true artist is insecure. We’ve become good friends and we talk so much. I’m so happy about the movie. A Star Is Born. I went to the premiere with her and she was crying. I said, ‘Enough of this crying. Smile, you’ve made it.’ I hope she wins an Oscar.”

On growing up amongst the gay community: “Yes, [I was always] around gay men. But not only gay men, but by artists, real artists: people who left a mark on history. I mean, I met Andy Warhol. I don’t think of him as just a gay person, these people are artists. I had the privilege through Gianni [Versace] and through the gay community to meet intellectual people: to become accustomed, to be educated, to learn about the culture. I was a normal classical girl who went to school and studied history, which I loved as you can see in this house, but my mind was always a clash between this and what was around pop culture and high culture and history.”

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Irina Shayk Stuns on the Red Carpet at GQ Men of the Year Award 2018!

Irina Shayk is looking so glam!

The 32-year-old supermodel hit the red carpet at the 20th GQ Men of the Year Award at Komische Oper on Thursday (November 8) in Berlin, Germany.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Irina Shayk

Irina posed with Donatella Versace on the red carpet, who also provided Irina with her stunning silvery dress.

“Berlin, see u soon.. 🥂❤️ @donatella_versace the celebration begins ✨,” Irina wrote on her Instagram alongside Donatella. “if only you could see what I’m seeing 🤫😵 @donatella_versace,” she teased in another shot of Donatella showing her a sneak peek of something on the plane.

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Julianne Moore, Cate Blanchett, Armie Hammer & More Attend Green Carpet Fashion Awards 2018!

Julianne Moore, Cate Blanchett and Armie Hammer are showing off their passion for sustainable fashion!

The three were among the many stars in attendance at the 2018 Green Carpet Fashion Awards, Italia on Sunday (September 23) at La Scala in Milan, Italy.

The new awards ceremony is one of the world’s foremost sustainability and fashion events.

Elle Macpherson and Colin Firth were among the attendees celebrating the key changemakers and organizations that have demonstrated a commitment to and investment in positive change.

This year’s sustainable green carpet covered Piazza La Scala using more than 1,700 square meters of ECONYL regenerated nylon, created from rescued fishing nets and other nylon waste. All plants and flowers used in the production get donated to the City of Milan after the awards, with birdcages and other props hired from Central Italy Artisans. 100% proceeds from ticket sales go to the charitable initiative, CNMI Fashion Trust. 100 students form Italian fashion schools and universities were also supplied complimentary tickets to the ceremony.

Several attendees took on the Green Carpet Challenge, including Barbara Palvin in Philosophy, Alison Brie in Miu Miu, Hari Nef in Gucci and Isabela Fontani in Missoni.

Amber Valletta, Andreja Pejic, Anna Wintour, Anna Dello Russo, Anna Ewers, Cameron Russell, Cindy Crawford, Derek Blasberg, Doina Ciobanu, Donatella Versace, Emily Ratajkowski, Halima Aden, Hamish Bowles, Jeremy Irvine, Livia Firth, Maxim Magnus, Olivia Palermo, Paloma Faith, Petra Nemcova, Sinead Burke, Tina Kunakey, Twan Kuyper and Wilson Oryema were also in attendance.

FYI: Julianne is wearing custom Salvatore Ferragamo.

50+ pictures inside from the event…

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