To refresh your memory, here is Jennifer in THE DRESS.
No one could take their eyes off of Jen in this dress. Partly because everyone was waiting for a wardrobe malfunction, which never happened. Jennifer says, “There was never any danger of that. I was so securely stuck into that thing that there was gonna be no mishaps.”
Jennifer wasn't even the first person to wear that dress.
In fact, Jennifer's stylist Andrea Lieberman didn't want Jennifer to wear the dress because it had already been worn by others. Here is Donatella Versace herself wearing the now infamous dress at the 1999 Gala at the Met. As you can see, Donatella opted for a bare-armed look.
What happened was that Jennifer had been crazy busy filming The Wedding Planner and the when the Grammys crept up on her, she only had few dresses to choose from. "Usually if you come to a fitting of mine, there’s, like, tons of dresses," says Jennifer. "There’s always so many choices. But this day, we really had a choice between two dresses. One was kind of like a white dress, and the other was the Versace jungle-print dress."
Former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell wore it before Jennifer, too.
Check out Ginger Spice rockin' the same dress at the NRJ Music Awards in Cannes, France in January 2000, a month before the Grammys. How is it that the same dress that looked so revealing on J.Lo looks so much more demure in this picture?
Even though her stylist was against the dress, Jennifer ended up wearing it because when she tried it on in front of Benny Medina--her longtime manager and godparent to her twins--said, "That’s it. That’s it. Don’t even talk about it. That’s the dress."
But there's even more to the story.
You can watch the whole video to hear Jennifer tell it, but basically, she and that dress are the reason that Google came out with Google Images. People searched for that image so much that Google was like, "Hmmm, perhaps we could do with an image search." Nice! Add tech innovator to Jennifer's list of accomplishments.