Tyra Banks Wore Jennifer Lopez’s Iconic Grammys Dress For Her ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Appearance
What happens when a runway icon meets a historical red carpet moment?
Model Tyra Banks paid tribute to Jennifer Lopez’s famous red carpet moment at the 2000 Grammy Awards on Monday. During a “themed’ episode of “Dancing With The Stars” Banks wore the green chiffon Versace gown while also hitting up the dance floor as Lopez’s hit song “Jenny from the Block” played.
As a tribute to Lopez’s most iconic red carpet moment, Banks wore The Versace Gown which she had made out of scarves.
“What’s up America?” Banks asked the world at the top of the show while showing off the gown that inspired Google Images. In a post shared to Banks’ Instagram Story the “Dancing with The Stars” host revealed that the jungle print look was made out of Versace chiffon scarfs.
While the dress didn’t feature the daring plunging V-neck line that Lopez sported nearly two decades ago, it did feature a similar pattern, long sleeves with cutouts, a middle slit, a crystalized belt. Banks also wore her hair in a similar look to Lopez’s.
Of course, the “America’s Next Top Model” host isn’t the first celeb to sport Lopez’s iconic red carpet look.
J.Lo wore an updated version of the dress to close Versace’s spring/summer 2020 show during Milan Fashion Week. American soap actress Lisa Rinna paid homage to the look last year when she wore something similar at Casamigos Halloween party in Beverly Hills. “Jenny from the block. 💚 Halloween 2019,” the reality star captioned a video of her look.https://www.instagram.com/p/B4ISLlFlLDn/embed/captioned/?cr=1&v=13&wp=1200&rd=https%3A%2F%2Fpeople.com&rp=%2Fstyle%2Ftyra-banks-wears-a-jennifer-lopez-inspired-versace-dress-on-dwts%2F#%7B%22ci%22%3A0%2C%22os%22%3A1475.8750000037253%7D
In a video posted to her YouTube channel, Lopez spoke about wearing the dress at the 2000 Grammys.
“All of a sudden you start hearing a little murmur. I’m thinking, it’s the Grammys. It has to be somebody famous behind us,” she explained of the moment. “It was a frenzy. The flashes started going in a way that it’s not usually. There was an extra kinetic energy there. I was like what the hell is going on? I had no idea it was about this dress.”
“Me totally unsuspecting, walk out and as I walk out my dress, the wind hits it. It blows open slightly, so now I am like bare here and bare here! All of a sudden, again, a slow murmur and everybody starts clapping. We get an ovation for just standing there!” she added. “In that moment, that dress became something that people still reference.”