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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.

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“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.

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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.

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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.”

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Naomi Campbell Reignites Her Feud With Tyra Banks and Pass the Popcorn

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Naomi Campbell Reignites Her Feud With Tyra Banks and Pass the Popcorn

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Who needs TV when you have infamous the Naomi Campbell/Tyra Banks feud?

On Tuesday, Naomi Campbell shared an eyebrow-raising article with her 9.8 million followers on her Instagram stories. The article, entitled “Here’s Why Fans Are Starting To Think Tyra Banks Is The Real Mean Girl, Not Naomi Campbell”, came with the caption: “The woe-is-me Tyra narrative has definitely worn off.” It laid out an argument that Tyra Banks is the true villain of the two’s decades-long feud.

As a refresher, Tyra Banks and Naomi Campbell have had an intense personal and professional feud that has lasted for years.

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Banks has long spoken about the fraught relationship, telling pretty much anyone who would listen that Campbell tried to torpedoe her career before it ever really got off the ground.

Over the years, Banks hasn’t let up on the narrative that Campbell is the more evil of the two. Even last year, in an interview with Wall Street Journal, Banks continued to talk about the feud–long after the two had tried to put the whole thing to rest.

“It wasn’t a rivalry, and I’m very sensitive to that word because a rivalry is with two equals to me, whereas one was very dominant,” she said. “She was a supermodel, and I was just this new girl that had got on a plane from Paris and was studying fashion and magazines.”

She then added: “As much as I was booking fashion shows, people didn’t know I was going home at night crying my eyes out because the woman I was looking up to seemed like she just didn’t want me to be there and was doing everything in her power to make me go away,”

Although the media has always portrayed Banks as the more angelic of the two supermodels, the tide has recently turned.

Banks has gotten heat lately after as savvy viewers have revisited old “America’s Next Top Model” episodes that have become available on Hulu and Amazon Prime.

Banks, who served as an executive producer and overall brainchild of the show for 24 seasons, was allegedly behind many problematic photoshoots and wildly inappropriate behavior towards newbie models.

Some photoshoots included blackface, putting them in dangerous situations, and pressuring them to pose nude. There were also a few instances where she gaslit contestants, shamed them for being gay, pressured them into permanently altering their appearance, and eliminated them for gaining weight.

Now, people are starting to re-consider the idea that Campbell was the only one to be blamed for the feud.

There are two sides to every story, after all.

This person has a theory as to why Tyra is the *true* mean girl.

It’s definitely true that Naomi has never tried to hide her diva behavior, while Tyra has always peddled the narrative that she’s America’s sweetheart and a friend and mentor to up-and-coming models.

This person made an on-point observation about how long this feud has been going on.

Honestly, at this point, the feud will probably will be going on until one of them is in the ground at this point. At least Ryan Murphy has more material for his anthology series.

This Twitter user had a hot-take which is probably the most accurate, tbh.

In the end, we really don’t think either of these two women were angels. You don’t become a world famous supermodel, after all, by playing nice.

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JLo’s Iconic Versace ‘Jungle’ Dress Broke The Internet— Now The Label Redesigned The Dress And Made The Pop Star The Face Of Their Brand

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JLo’s Iconic Versace ‘Jungle’ Dress Broke The Internet— Now The Label Redesigned The Dress And Made The Pop Star The Face Of Their Brand

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Jennifer Lopez has been tied to Versace for years. Ever since her infamous appearance at the 2000 Grammy Awards in that palm print dress that prompted the creation of Google‘s image search, JLo’s long-lasting love affair with the Italian brand has been an ever-present relationship in her career. And the friendship is finally being celebrated. Jenny from the block is celebrating her long-running affair with Versace by becoming the face of the brand in 2020.

The superstar has been associated with the Italian fashion house since 2000.

Lopez wore the brand’s plunging jungle print dress to the Grammy Awards in 2000, and the iconic red carpet outfit led to the creation of Google Images. She celebrated the look once again just last year in September, when she sported an updated version to close Versace’s catwalk show in Milan.

On Saturday, J.Lo announced on Instagram that she was representing the brand’s Spring/Summer 2020 collection.

Now, Jennifer has revealed that she and Versace’s chief creative officer Donatella Versace were celebrating two decades of their professional relationship by collaborating on the brand’s spring/summer 2020 advertising campaign. “I am so excited I can finally reveal that I am the face of the #VersaceSS20 campaign!” she wrote alongside multiple shots from the campaign. “Thank you to @Donatella_Versace and everyone at @Versace for your vision and collaboration.”

The fashion house shared many of the same images to its Instagram page, as well.

“The new #VersaceSS20 advertising campaign features long-time friend of the House @jlo who surprised the audience and broke the internet closing the runway show in an iteration of the iconic Jungle print dress,” an Instagram post read, referring to the pop star’s appearance at Milan Fashion Week last fall in which she donned a dress reminiscent of the one which she wore to the 2000 Grammy Awards.

Versace later said, “The new #VersaceSS20 campaign is a provocation on the power of the internet and its vessels for voyeurism.”

Both the singer and the brand, shared pictures from the futuristic campaign, which was shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, and showed her posing in various designs in a glass box featuring holograms of a computer keyboard on the walls. She can be seen modelling a new spin on the jungle print design – a plunging jumpsuit with matching blazer – as well as a red minidress and a midriff-baring black number.

J.Lo has worked closely with Versace because of the power the brand bestows upon women.

“To me, Versace represents empowerment and putting something beautiful out into the world,” she explained in a statement. “It’s a dream to collaborate with my friend Donatella again on this gorgeous campaign.”

Donatella posted various images on Instagram and described her longtime friend as “simply breathtaking” and “stunning”.

“Thank you so much Jennifer for taking part in this project… Love you! #VersaceSS20 #Campaign #JLo @jlo,” the designer wrote.

J.Lo, who’s performing at the Super Bowl halftime show next month, spoke about her iconic green Versace dress while hosting “Saturday Night Live” in December.

“I walked the runway at Milan for the first time wearing a dress I wore 20 years ago,” she said. “Now some people said I look better now than I did then, and I’m not bragging — that’s just, you know, gossip.” She ended her appearance on the talk show with a music number during which she wore the same iconic dress.

The campaign, which also features Kendall Jenner, comes amid a successful—yet controversial—period in Jennifer’s career.

She is currently hitting the awards season circuit for her performance in Hustlers and is preparing to perform at the Super Bowl Halftime Show with Shakira in February. JLo’s Oscar buzz was just shut down just last week, after the Academy announced their nominees —and Lopez wasn’t one of them. And best believe her fans and fellow celebrities took to the internet to express their anger.

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