Jennifer Lopez didn’t think the Versace gown she wore to the 2000 Grammy Awards was particularly daring at the time.
The superstar attracted huge media coverage when she stepped out at the music event alongside then-boyfriend Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs in the dress, which was made from silk chiffon and featured a plunging neckline.
Jennifer modelled a reimagined version of the dress at Versace’s spring/summer 2020 show last month, and has now recalled how she hadn’t expected such a dramatic reaction when she first selected the tropical print ensemble.
“I really didn’t think about it, I didn’t think it was all that risque to be honest,” she said in a video for Vogue.com. “I was more excited that it was the Grammys. I wasn’t really thinking about the dress that much. I was just glad I had something to wear.
“As I got to the red carpet, it was really crowded and we were trying to get through, and then all of a sudden people started moving so we could pass through. And I was like, ‘This is weird.’ And there was a little buzz in the air, people started yelling and screaming…. There was something extra about it.”
During the Grammy Awards, Jennifer presented the award for Best R&B Album alongside actor David Duchovny.
And the Jenny from the Block star still remembers the cheers from the audience as she walked out.
“Again, when we walked out onto the stage, there was this murmur in the crowd. And everybody started clapping, and I was smiling – just trying to be (as) normal as you can be a Grammys onstage. It was just one of those perfect moments. I got onstage and it kinda blew open and the dress was just provocative enough I guess, to make people really interested,” the 50-year-old smiled, before comparing it the iconic white dress Marilyn Monroe wore in her 1955 film, The Seven Year Itch. “I guess it’s like when Marilyn’s dress blew up. Even though she held it down, it was still like, ‘Oh my God!'”