Lopez wore the showstopping, semi-sheer number to the Grammy Awards in 2000, causing such pop-culture pandemonium that it catapulted her to superstardom.
Earlier this month, model Amber Valletta, who originally wore the gown on the catwalk in 1999, walked the runway in a new version at Donatella Versace’s New York fashion show.
“I love it,” Lopez tells USA TODAY of the dress’ return, during an interview for her upcoming movie “Second Act” (in theaters Dec. 21).
Lopez, 49, wore a lookalike outfit onstage for an encore at her 2014 homecoming concert in the Bronx. But she won’t be tempted to bring it back herself.
“I did the whole Versace thing again. I think I’m done with that,” says Lopez. “I wouldn’t rock it again on a red carpet. But it lives in my house. It’s on a little mannequin in my house.”
So like where in the house? The living room?
“No, that would be creepy and weird,” she says. “It’s like in a closet. It’s on a dress form.”
Lopez has fond memories of wearing the garment, and the surprising buzz that started on the carpet with she showed up with then-boyfriend Sean Combs in tow. Lopez didn’t know what the fuss was about.
“When I get on the carpet, there’s this reaction. It was like ‘What is happening? Who is here?’ I had no idea,” she says.
She laughs about the impact. Internet demand to see her Lopez in that outfit prompted the creation of Google Images.
“Sergey needs to send me my check,” says Lopez of Google co-founder Sergey Brin. “Get on it.”
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