Ever wondered how Google Images became a thing? Well, wonder no more as Jennifer Lopez has been casually reminding us all that it’s because of her that the search feature exists.
Yep, it was all Jennifer and that iconic plunging Versace dress of hers.
The Jenny From The Block hit-maker, 51, stole headlines everywhere when she first donned that famous palm leaf printed frock to the Grammys in February 2000.
She not only turned heads on the red carpet, but across the entire globe and basically broke the internet as a picture of J Lo in her dreamy dress became the most searched for item on what we know and love as the world wide web.
It was so popular in fact, that Google’s usual search feature couldn’t handle the demand and Google Images was introduced.
Google ‘who started Google Images on your browser’ and it’s Jen’s name that pops up, with the singer reminding us of the pretty impressive feat, while paying tribute to her Versace gown on Instagram on Sunday.
Jennifer had been marking one year since she revived the iconic number during a Versace show at Milan Fashion Week in 2019.
She paired up with Donatella Versace for the epic surprise that saw Jennifer strut her stuff down the runway as it ended with a voiceover of the fashion designer asking Google to show her pictures of ‘that green Versace dress’.
Sharing footage from the show and screenshots listing her as the reason Google Images was first created, Jennifer captioned her post: ‘Throwback to this unforgettable catwalk one year ago! 🌿✨ @versace @donatella_versace.’
Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt has previously said of the dress: ‘At the time, it was the most popular search query we had ever seen.
‘But we had no surefire way of getting users exactly what they wanted: J.Lo wearing that dress. Google Image Search was born.’
Believe it or not, though, the dress hadn’t been a well-thought out outfit choice and was actually given to Jen ‘last minute’ ahead of the Grammys 20 years ago.
‘Probably my biggest fashion moment ever was wearing the green Versace jungle print dress,’ she said, explaining she was in dire need of a red carpet outfit.
‘I was nominated for a Grammy that night and I was filming The Wedding Planner at the time with Matthew McConaughey and I was out in the middle of nowhere where we did the horseback riding scene and my stylist comes in and she’s like, “The Grammys are tomorrow”.
‘I had no time to do a fitting and she brings like three of four dresses, she was like, “There’s nothing out there, you guys waited too long, I’ve been trying to do a fitting with you for weeks.”‘
Setting the scene, Jennifer continued: ‘So on the day of the Grammys I’m getting ready, I’m doing hair and make-up. Usually if you come to a fitting of mine, there’s, like, tons of dresses. There’s always so many choices.
‘But this day, we really had a choice between two dresses. One was kind of like a white dress, and the other was the Versace jungle-print dress…’
Little did she know her last minute look would unintentionally make internet history. Iconic.
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