Yep, that’s right. We owe thanks to the ’90s RnB princess for the modern day marvel that is Google Image Search.
Let us take you back to The Grammys 2000, where J-Lo graced the red carpet in THAT Versace dress. You remember – the one with the epic navel split.
Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin explained, “At the time, it was the most popular search query we had ever seen.”
“But we had no surefire way of getting users exactly what they wanted: J Lo wearing that dress. Google Image Search was born.”
Before the picture function was invented, the only means of searching was through text – I mean, can you imagine?!
Taken from Versace’s spring/summer 2000 collection, the silk chiffon dress had embellishment detailing and a tropical leaf print. It has become an iconic piece of fashion history, and has since been exhibited in the V&A.
Jennifer herself has weighed in on the revelations, posting a throwback picture of The Dress, captioning: “WHO KNEW!! #googleimages #onepersoncanchangetheworld #onedresscanchangetheworld #jloxversace = history #positivechange #funfacts LOL”
Gotta love a girl with a sense of humour. And a life changing wardrobe.
By Laura Jane Turner