J-Lo Just Wore THE Dress On Versace’s Spring 2020 Runway

There’s always a supermodel moment on Versace’s runways, but the latest one may top them all: At the end of the brand’s spring ’20 show on Friday night in Milan, Jennifer Lopez walked out wearing THE dress. Or at least a new version of it.

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The megastar walked the runway at Versace for its spring ’20 show during Milan Fashion Week Friday night.
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If you don’t know what that dress is, you haven’t been paying attention to Versace in 2019. It’s been nearly 20 years since Lopez walked the red carpet at the 2000 Grammy Awards. With then-boyfriend Sean Combs on her arm, the actress and singer stepped out in a green palm print chiffon dress that plunged to just below her navel. The dress immediately set off a wave of hysteria and officially made Lopez a fashion star. It was also the impetus for Google to launch Google Images. It was, as former Google CEO Eric Schmidt wrote in 2015, “the most popular search query we had ever seen.”

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Jennifer Lopez on the runway at Versace’s spring 2020 Milan Fashion Week show.
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Jennifer Lopez in Versace at the 42nd annual Grammy Awards in 2000, wearing the original Versace chiffon dress.
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To commemorate the dress, Versace released its Chain Reaction sneaker earlier this year. The chunky, chainlink sole was done in the same palm print as the dress, a limited-edition style that is going for as much as $1,000 on the secondhand market.

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Jennifer Lopez (L) and Donatella Versace on the runway at the finale of Versace’s spring ’20 Milan Fashion Week show.
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On the runway, Lopez wore a new version of the gown, this time without sleeves — but it was every bit as dramatic and maybe even more of a scene-stealer. Over a new version of the palm printed chiffon, sequin embellishments dotted the bodice of the flowing gown, which went down to just above the navel, where there was a jeweled detailing. At the end of her walk down the runway, Lopez was joined Donatella Versace.

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Lopez’s original Versace dress also inspired the leaf-accented strappy sandals that she wore on the runway at Versace.
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2019 has been a big year for Lopez, as she also turned 50 years old in July, announced her engagement to Alex Rodriguez in March and stars as a stripper madam in the new film “Hustlers,” which premiered Sept. 7.

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Jennifer Lopez on the runway at Versace’s spring 2020 Milan Fashion Week show.
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