Amber Valletta Wore Jennifer Lopez’s Iconic Versace Dress ‘First’

Amber Valleta, Jennifer Lopez
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Trend herstory! Earlier than Jennifer Lopez turned heads in Versace’s jungle-print robe on the 2000 Grammys, Amber Valletta donned the sultry quantity a yr earlier than. 

Valletta, 49, mirrored on the enduring second whereas opening up about her unbelievable type profession throughout a Thursday, April 13, episode of Vogue’s “Life in Appears to be like” YouTube sequence.

“This costume has been Googled extra occasions than every other look in historical past,” the supermodel gushed. “It actually broke the web when [Lopez] wore it, so it’s type of cool to be part of that historical past — however I wore it first.” 

The Arizona native — whose resume consists of a number of Vogue covers and catwalk moments for Gucci and past — first modeled the colourful inexperienced design down Versace’s spring/summer season runway present in 1999 and once more for a marketing campaign.

“I believe this was like the top of, like, fierce Versace sexiness, blonde ambition,” Valletta stated. “It was identical to Donatella, Donatella, Donatella. The notorious jungle costume. I wore it on the runway after which clearly, I did the marketing campaign. Then, J. Lo wore it to the Grammys. It was an enormous iconic second when she wore that costume. No person went out like that ever. I imply, nobody had ever proven pores and skin within the entrance like that, you realize, previous the navel … I believe it was simply so forward of its time and simply stated, ‘I’m lady and listen to me roar … Actually from the jungle.” 

The attention-catching garment was so buzzed about that Google created Google Photographs so that individuals may simply discover footage of the costume through the search engine. 

Lopez, 53, and Donatella, 67, paid homage to the legendary piece when the “Get Proper” singer closed out the luxurious label’s spring/summer season 2020 present in a modernized model of the robe. Lopez opened up about strutting her stuff within the take a look at a September 2019 occasion selling her Promise perfume, sharing: “Donatella was like, ‘You recognize it’s been 20 years’ and I used to be like ‘Are you kidding me? F—ok!’” 

She went on to clarify that Donatella then instructed the Maid in Manhattan star that she needed to have fun by creating a complete assortment impressed by the jungle print. So naturally, the designer requested if Lopez would stroll out on the finish — and he or she obliged. 

“We knew it could be a enjoyable second however we didn’t know, identical to the primary time, that it could be like a factor,” the “On the Flooring” singer stated. “We didn’t know that it was so viral … It’s tremendous cool, one thing to inform your youngsters who love computer systems and the web and all that stuff.”