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Jennifer Lopez will pay tribute to Versace’s longtime tailor Luigi Massi by wearing one of his last creations to the 2019 Met Gala, a dress Massi worked on up until his sudden death earlier this month at age 56.
In a tearful video posted to her YouTube channel Friday, Lopez paid tribute to her beloved friend, who she says “passed away in the middle of making my Met Ball gown.”
“I was one of the first people they called because he always had such an amazing time creating looks for me,” Lopez said while fighting tears. “They know how much I loved him and how much fun we had.”
It’s safe to say that Lopez is a bona fide fashion icon, thanks to the unforgettable green, jungle-print Versace gown she wore to the 2000 Grammy Awards. She said her “biggest fashion moment ever” led to a long relationship with Versace and Massi, the brand’s master tailor.
“He didn’t speak any English; he spoke Italian. And I didn’t speak any Italian, but somehow we always understood each other,” she said. “We had the best time working together for 20 years.”
Lopez continued: “You made me feel so beautiful so many times. So perfect. Your attention to detail, your talent and your love will never be forgotten. Thank you, Luigi, we will miss you.”
The “Hustlers” star wore the Italian luxury fashion house to the Met Gala in 2015, but her most memorable Versace look – which almost didn’t happen – is nearly 20 years old.
Lopez said the look that lives on forever was pulled together at the last minute while she was filming 2001’s “The Wedding Planner” alongside Matthew McConaughey.
“Usually if you come to a fitting of mine there’s, like, tons of dresses,” she said in the video. “But this day, the day of the Grammys, 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.”
Against her stylist’s advice, Lopez went with the Versace gown and the rest is history, including the creation of Google Images as a result. (Yes, really.)
“So many people went searching for (the dress) and they had no way to search a picture at that time on the internet so (Google) created Google Images,” Lopez said, before jokingly adding, “Where’s my check? Because I heard that we crashed the system that night.”
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