When Jennifer Lopez stepped onto the crimson carpet on the 2000 Grammys clad in a inexperienced tropical-print Versace robe that plunged all the way down to there, she immediately made vogue historical past.
However because it seems, the enduring costume was a last-minute decide that nearly acquired left on the dressing room flooring. Within the first episode of her new YouTube collection “Moments of Vogue,” Lopez, 49, revealed that since she was busy capturing “The Marriage ceremony Planner” within the weeks main as much as the Grammys, her look got here collectively on the final minute.
“There’s nothing on the market, you guys waited too lengthy, I’ve been making an attempt to do a becoming with you for weeks,” Lopez recalled her stylist Andrea Lieberman telling her. “We simply didn’t have time … it sort of crept up on us.”
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“Normally for those who come to a becoming of mine, there’s, like, tons of clothes,” Lopez continued. “There’s at all times so many selections. However this present day, we actually had a selection between two clothes. One was sort of like a white costume, and the opposite was the Versace jungle-print costume.”
Lieberman urged the “Ready for Tonight” singer to go together with the white robe, declaring that the Versace had already been worn by three different individuals, together with designer Donatella Versace herself. Fortuitously, Lopez determined to strive on each seems earlier than committing.
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“I placed on the inexperienced costume and are available out and Benny [Medina, Lopez’s longtime manager] goes, ‘That’s it. That’s it. Don’t even speak about it. That’s the costume,’” she stated. “And naturally my stylist is mortified. She’s like, ‘No! It’s been worn earlier than!’ However the guys had been so adamant that it was a tremendous costume, and we stated OK.”
The one fear? “Whether or not or not my boobs had been gonna come out onstage,” the pop icon stated with fun, including that her staff used tons of double-stick tape to stop a wardrobe malfunction. “There was by no means any hazard of that. I used to be so securely caught into that factor that there was gonna be no mishaps.”
On the finish of the day, every little thing remained (barely) coated, and Lopez’s look was a smash hit, happening to encourage Google Picture search and dominate the next day’s headlines — even within the wake of Santana’s historic eight-Grammy sweep.
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“I used to be like, this man simply broke data however individuals wish to find out about this costume!” Lopez exclaimed. “It was the craziest factor. However it simply goes to indicate you the ability of vogue.”
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