Jennifer Lopez walks the catwalk at the Versace Spring Summer 2020 show during Milan Fashion Week on September 20, 2019. WWD / Shutterstock
Jennifer Lopez is having an important moment right now. From his buzzy role in Hustlers to the announcement of the Super Bowl, people never tire of the music legend. But one thing that continues to emerge in its decades of fame is the iconic Versace dress of the 2000 Grammy Awards.
Announcing her new fragrance, Promise, on Thursday, September 26, the 50-year-old singer shared the story behind how the revamped, more revealing version came about.
Jennifer Lopez just walked the Versace catwalk in a new version of the Grammy's green dress
"[Donatella Versace] It was like 'you know it's been 20 years' and I was like you're kidding me? F – k!" Lopez shared during the Thursday event She continued by explaining that Donatella told the Maid in Manhattan star that she wanted to celebrate by creating an entire collection inspired by jungle engraving. So naturally, the designer asked if Lopez would come out at the end of a new look at the look to which she answered absolutely.
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"We knew it would be a fun time, but we didn't know, like the first time, that it would be something," said the singer "On the Floor." "We didn't know it was so viral."
The original fashion moment in jungle printing was so thrilled that Google created Google Images so people could easily find photos of the dress on the search engine. However, Lopez still didn't think about how big and iconic the moment she would enter again on her 20th birthday.
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"I don't think about that much," she told reporters on Thursday. "But it's super cool, something to tell your kids that they love computers and the Internet and all that stuff."
She shared that it was not only the online reaction heard around the world that was amazing, but the energy in the room when it happened was also quite strong. "It was a celebration of her brother Gianni," she explained, "it was a beautiful moment for her and I was happy to be part of it."
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