Since she missed the MTV VMAs, anticipation is high for Jennifer Lopez’s next red-carpet moment — which may well be when she’s walking down the aisle wearing all white.
Maybe she was too busy with wedding plans or in the middle of filming her next movie. Whatever the reason, we missed what was sure to be another red-carpet moment when Jennifer Lopez chose not to attend this year’s VMAs.
Her own style has become known as being just as diverse as her career. Not many can do it all like Lopez can — she’s a singer, dancer, actor and clothing and fragrance designer. There is certainly a lot of pressure for her to look great wherever she goes. She never seems to have a problem pulling it off. Lopez looked as glamorous as ever when she showed up in a mint green vintage Valentino one-shoulder gown at the Oscars this year and she appeared just as comfortable when she channeled a 1980s Jennifer Beals in her recent video for “I’m Glad” or appeared in Sean John sweats at the 2000 VMAs.
While she continues to honor her own heritage as “Jenny From the Block,” Lopez said she is inspired by some of the style mavens of times past. Mentioning Bianca Jagger as one of her fashion icons, Lopez said she also often looks to old Hollywood for style inspiration for herself and for her $130 million clothing line, JLo.
“I love the women from old Hollywood,” she told WWD.
“Hollywood Glamour is a delivery within my fall line and it came straight from my love for those women such as Marilyn Monroe and Katharine Hepburn. Those women to me all represent a timeless sense of style.”
As the modern-day style icon that Lopez has become, she was chosen by Marc Jacobs to appear in the fall ads for Louis Vuitton, where she was looking much like a supermodel.
“I thought it would be great to collaborate with an artist of a different sort, a pop figure,” Jacobs told WWD in April. “I said I wanted to use Jennifer Lopez. I just love her. That’s cutting through all of it. There’s her glamour. I love the way she moves, the way she dances. I love her songs. There’s something about her relationship with Ben [Affleck]. She’s got this star quality that I find extremely hard to resist.”
But getting a taste of this designer lifestyle she is now living, Lopez said she will always change things when it comes to her own style.
“I could never stay the same,” she said. “I love switching it up. As I evolve as a person, as a woman…my music and my style will reflect these changes.”
No one seems to know when she will make her next appearance on a red carpet. Maybe it will be when she walks down the isle — she already wore Valentino at her last wedding to dancer Chris Judd. Rumor has it that next she will wear Vera Wang. Whatever designer she chooses, the world will be watching what this fashion icon will be wearing.