Although not the creator of the infamous naked dress, Jennifer Lopez has certainly perfected it. Recently, she attended the Billboard Latin Music Awards in Miami wearing a sheer dress by Julien MacDonald. The dress featured strategically placed sheer paneling and a thigh-high slit, making it one of her most daring naked dresses yet.
Starting with her iconic Versace dress at the 2000 Grammys, Lopez has established the naked dress as her signature look for well over a decade. She has particularly favored the style since 2010 when she joined American Idol as a judge and, in her 40s, experienced yet another dominant phase of her career. Looking to her Zuhair Murad gown at the 2013 Golden Globes, Charbel Zoe at the 2014 Video Music Awards and 2015 Billboard Music Awards, and Zuhair Murad jumpsuit at the 2016 Latin Grammys, it seems that Lopez’s trick to keep all eyes on her on the red carpet is working.
Lopez is not the only celebrity who has embraced the naked dress trend. The Kardashian and Jenner sisters, particularly Kim, have also shown a special appreciation for it. One of Kardashian’s most famous red-carpet moments was her 2015 Met Gala dress, a sheer-paneled white gown with a train of feathers. That same year, Beyoncé also wore a sheer, crystallized gown by Givenchy to the Gala.
The trend has become so popular that Carolina Herrera felt the need to publicly criticize it in an interview with The Washington Post in June 2015, stating that some designers think “it’s so modern to be naked or almost naked. They think it’s going to attract younger people if they do those dresses. No! The almost naked! Oh, God! They’re trying to get people to pay attention to them. In life, there should be a little mystery.”
Rob and Mariel, stylists for Jennifer Lopez, spoke with Billboard about the actress’s red-carpet look. They expressed their desire for Lopez’s latest gown to embody her confident, bold, and glamorous persona. While they enjoy experimenting with different colors, textures, and shapes, everything ultimately comes back to Jennifer’s iconic style. Source: vanityfair.com