Jennifer Lopez received the Fashion Icon Award at the CFDA Fashion Awards last night. I mean…yeah. JLo over the last 20 years has given us some f-cking looks. The infamous Versace dress at the Grammys. The Timberland heels. All the hairstyles. All the makeup styles. And even her body – which she acknowledged during her remarks, via USA Today:
"I started making records in the '90s, in the era of the waif and the supermodel. But once I was introduced to those people, like in this room, my life changed," she said. "Sitting in the design rooms of Oscar de la Renta, Versace, Dolce and Gabbana, Gucci and so many of you guys here tonight, people who designed and allowed me to get into their designs (with) curves like me. To say I was like a kid in a candy store was an understatement. And slowly, as curves began to be embraced, the girl who wanted to combine street style with couture began to blossom, and I'm grateful to all of you for that."
It was an emotional night for JLo as she thanked her family, her children, and her fiancé who was there, as he always is, being a cheerleader:
"You make me feel like the MVP every day," she said, her voice breaking up. "You make me feel like the most beautiful person in the world, just from your love. Thank you so much."
Can I say just one thing though? I am here for JLo as a fashion icon. She’s my topknot icon. She’s our skin icon. And, sometimes, where JLo is concerned, whatever she wears, the crazier the better. So … this dress? Is it a dress? This crop and skirt situation? It’s not an MVP outfit. The top looks like it’s sloppily tucked. And while the colour is spectacular on her, the rest of it doesn’t deserve her.