Jennifer Lopez and an updated take on her iconic 2000 Grammys dress just made a surprise runway appearance at Versace’s spring 2020 show — marking, possibly, the next attention-grabbing move in the actress-singer-dancer’s “Hustlers” Oscars campaign .
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For those of you who weren’t paying attention on that February night 19 years ago, Lopez’s cut-below-the-navel dress definitely won the 42nd Grammy Awards, even though the singer took home nary a trophy.
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The dress went viral before “going viral” was a thing. Google Image Search was created , for Pete’s sake, because of this shimmery assemblage of chiffon. Seriously, look it up
The runway strut that one Twitter wag referred to Friday as ” quality stunt casting ” comes amid awards season buzz that has Lopez’s name all over it
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“As Ramona, a one-woman supernova who reigns over a New York strip club, Lopez gives her most electrifying screen performance since ‘Out of Sight,’” wrote The Times’ critic Justin Chang in his “Hustlers” review , “slipping the movie into her nonexistent pocket from the moment she strides out onto a neon-lighted stage in a rhinestone bodysuit.”
And Lopez had a humble reaction to the critical raves when she talked to The Times’ Jen Yamato at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this month, saying, “It’s like, ‘Oh! Somebody liked what I did!’ I love doing this and it doesn’t matter, but it does matter — it does make you feel like all my hard work is being recognized, and that’s nice.”
Yes, that is nice. Just like it’s nice to see a 50-year-old woman absolutely rock one of the most memorable — and most revealing — dresses ever to hit a red carpet
Advertisement And just like it would be nice for Lopez if she nabbed an Oscar nomination on Jan. 13 — let alone took a statuette home on Feb. 9