Jennifer Lopez will honour late tailor with Met Gala Versace dress

Jennifer Lopez will be wearing Versace to this year’s Met Gala in New York City as a tribute to late style maker Luigi Massi.

The singer and actress revealed the big fashion news over the weekend on her YouTube channel as she paid an emotional tribute to the man behind so many of her most famous looks.

The master tailor passed away earlier this month (Apr19) at the age of 56.


Tearing up in the video, J.Lo revealed Massi was working on her 2019 Met Gala gown just before his death.

“He passed away in the middle of making my MET Ball gown and I was one of the first people that they called ’cause we had such an amazing time creating looks for me and they know how much I loved him and how much fun we had,” Jennifer told fans.

She went on to explain that Massi could only speak Italian and she only knew a little of the language, but they always understood each other.

Jennifer last wore a Massi-styled Versace outfit to the Met Gala in 2015. She returned to fashion’s big night in Valentino in 2017 and she opted for Balmain last year (18), as she attended the Met Gala with her boyfriend Alex Rodriguez.

The couple has since become engaged.

Massi was also the man behind one of J.Lo’s most famous looks – the green Versace dress she wore to the 2000 Grammy Awards – which was a last minute pick.

“This day we really only had a choice between two dresses,” she said. “One was a white dress and the other was the Versace jungle print dress. My stylist said, ‘I think you should really wear the white dress because three people have worn this dress – Donatella herself”.”

Uma Thurman and Irina Shayk were among the famous fans who paid tribute to Massi following his death.