Rumours that the 50-year-old would appear at Versace began to circulate yesterday after the brand posted a digital invitation to its spring/summer 2020 presentation on Instagram – featuring a remarkably familiar tropical leaf and bamboo pattern. A further clue: the collection was shown in partnership with Google Images, which Google president Eric Schmidt claimed was founded after J Lo’s green dress first went viral.
"When Google was launched, people were amazed that they were able to find out about almost anything by typing just a few words into a computer," Schmidt revealed in Project Syndicate in 2015. "So our co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin – like all other successful inventors – kept iterating. After all, people wanted more than just text. This first became apparent after the 2000 Grammy Awards, where Jennifer Lopez wore a green dress that, well, caught the world's attention. At the time, it was the most popular search query we had ever seen. But we had no sure-fire way of getting users exactly what they wanted: J Lo wearing that dress. Google Image Search was born."
With rumours of an Oscar nomination afoot, expect more era-defining red carpet looks from the star in the near future.