Donatella Versace & J. Lo break the internet once again with an homage to the dress (partially) responsible for Google Images.
Donatella Versace’s Spring 2020 show in Milan opened with model Anita Pozzo in the label’s classic uniform: a black business suit with gold chain accents, paired with strappy high heels. Models such as Anna Herrera, Mona Tougaard, and Bella Hadid followed down the runway in similar high fashion business variations, featuring double-breasted blazers, oxford button-ups, and satin pencil skirts. The show quickly transitioned into a beautiful array of color, an example of Donettella’s range, showcasing frilly sequined dresses, fluorescent raincoats, and neon marble printed pieces. Shortly after a group of models strutted down the runway to an instrumental version of “Love Don’t Cost a Thing,” the screens, which covered the walls of this Piazza Sei Febrraio venue, flashed with a montage of image searches for Jennifer Lopez’s iconic green dress. With the amplified voice of Donnetella saying, “Okay, Google, now show me the real jungle dress,” came fashion week’s moment of the season: Jennifer Lopez in that dress. Nearly 20 years after she wore the plunging, translucent, jungle print Versace dress at the 2000 Grammys, inspiring the creation of Google Images, J. Lo closed the SS20 show in an updated version, recreating a fashion moment just as impactful as the first.