From “the block” to blockbuster beauty, Jennifer Lopez is #stylegoals personified. The singer, actress, and dancer has constantly pushed fashion boundaries since her days as a Fly Girl in the 90s hit TV series In Living Color – and it’s no different today, when she marks her 50th birthday.
Earlier this year, the multitalented star added ‘fashion icon’ to her list of accomplishments, when the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) announced her as its recipient of the coveted CFDA Fashion Icon Award, joining the ranks of previous honorees Naomi Campbell, Beyoncé, Pharrell Williams, and Rihanna. “Jennifer Lopez uses clothes as a way to express confidence and power,” said CFDA Chairwoman Diane von Furstenberg. “Both designers and fans look forward to her fashion statements.”
Who could forget the dress that literally launched Google Image Search? Arguably one of the most iconic fashion moments in pop culture history, the low-plunging Versace dress that she wore to the 2000 Grammy Awards was a turning point in Lopez’s career, catapulting her to superstar status. The “Jenny from the Block” singer did not stop there, giving us many more unforgettable fashion moments – that one-shoulder Valentino number in mint green from the 2003 Academy Awards comes to mind. We sifted through nearly 30 years worth of Jennifer Lopez’s public appearances to curate 12 of her most iconic red carpet moments in the gallery, below – but could’ve added 120 more, really.