The Story Behind Jennifer Lopez’s Green Versace Dress and Its Impact on Fashion History

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Throughout her 30+ years in the spotlight, Jennifer Lopez has never been seen wearing the same outfit twice-thanks to her clever organization system, each item of clothing has a barcode that describes when it was last worn. Her attention to detail and commitment to always looking her best has made her a fashion icon. Even looking back over the last 2 decades, her style has always been captivating and dazzling, and we’re curious to know which look you think was her best from the last 20 years.

2000: the green, jungle dress by Versace


The Versace gown worn by Jennifer Lopez at the 2000 Grammy Awards has its own Wikipedia page. Made of chiffon with a jungle print and a plunging neckline, it goes down as one of the most memorable gowns ever made. Images of her wearing the dress were downloaded 642,917 times in just 24 hours after the event. This massive attention served as motivation for Google to create Google Images.

Nearly 20 years later, in 2019, J. Lo made a surprise appearance at Milan Fashion Week, wearing an updated version of the same dress and taking the runway by storm all over again.

2001: all white

2002: Effortlessly chic in a silky peach dress

2003: a chocolate brown dress by Gucci

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2004: the cut-out gown by Michael Kors

2005: a monochromatic silver look

2006: a vintage dress by Jean Dessès

2007: a pregnant J.Lo in a white dress by Versace

2008: a goddess gown by Roberto Cavalli

2009: an emerald green dress by Temperley London

2010: a dress by Gianfranco Ferré

2011: lady in red by Gucci

2012: a gown by Zuhair Murad

2013: a dress by Michael Kors

2014: a dress by Reem Acra

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2015: ice blue by Nicolas Jebran

2016: the yellow cape dress by Giambattista Valli

2017: a cut-out dress by Julien MacDonald


2018: a pink couture tulle dress by Giambattista Valli

2019: the iconic green Versace dress, once again


2020: a silver 2-piece with structured shoulders by Balmain

2021: a dress by Ralph Lauren

2022: a sheer black dress by Tom Ford

2023: Women In Hollywood Celebration Presented By Ralph Lauren

2024: Paris Fashion Week

As we reflect on the iconic moment that catapulted Jennifer Lopez’s green Versace dress into fashion history, one can’t help but wonder what bold statements celebrities will make next on the red carpet.

Preview photo credit AFP/EAST NEWS, MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/East News


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