From “the block” to blockbuster beauty, Jennifer Lopez is our (and surely everybody else’s) #StyleGoals. 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. Now, the multitalented star can add “fashion icon” to her list of accomplishments, as the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) has announced Lopez as this year’s recipient of the 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,” CFDA Chairwoman Diane von Furstenberg says. “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 tropical leaf Versace dress Lopez 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 — from the mint one-shoulder Valentino gown at the 2003 Academy Awards to the marigold Giambattista Valli dress she wore to the 2016 Golden Globe Awards. We sifted nearly 30 years of event appearances to curate Jennifer Lopez’s 12 most iconic red-carpet moments below.