‘I broke the internet, but I put it on first’: Model Amber Valletta on Jennifer Lopez’s iconic green Versace dress
- Amber Valletta discussed the iconic Versace dress during Vogue’s Life In Looks
- The 49-year-old revealed that she wore it before JLo famously wore it at the Grammys
- She also discussed Todd Oldham’s Spring/Summer 1995 show
Amber Valletta was rumored to be the first to wear Versace’s iconic “jungle dress” before Jennifer Lopez broke the internet in the same collection the following year.
The 49-year-old discussed the silk and chiffon gown Life in Vogue in looks Where she looked back at the most eye-catching outfits from her career.
The supermodel revealed that she wore the designer’s dress in 1999 before JLo famously graced the Grammys red carpet in 2000.
She also discussed Todd Oldham’s ‘infamous’ Spring/Summer show during which fellow model Shalom Harlow caused quite a stir when she outed Amber on the runway.
Amber Valletta talked about being the first to wear Versace’s iconic ‘jungle dress’ in 1999 (left) before Jennifer Lopez broke the internet in the same collection the following year (right)
The supermodel revealed that she wore the designer’s dress on the runway and in campaigns (pictured)
The 49-year-old discussed the silk chiffon gown during Vogue’s Life In Looks as she looked back at the most eye-catching outfits throughout her career.
In a video for Vogue, released earlier this week, Amber talks about the “punk jungle dress” she wore in 1999.
“I wore it on the runway, and then obviously campaigned — and then JLo wore it to the Grammys,” she said.
Amber said the singer’s appearance was a “hugely iconic moment”, adding: “This dress has been Googled more times than any other look in history.
It literally broke the internet when I (JLo) wore it, so it’s great to be a part of this history, but I wore it first.
And even in 2019, JLo was still referring to the printed dress.
She earned a standing ovation from onlookers at Versace’s Spring/Summer 2020 show during Milan Fashion Week when she recreated the look.
In an interview with Vogue, Amber also referenced her appearance in the famous Todd Oldham Spring/Summer show in 1995, which she called “a funny moment in fashion.”
The incident saw fellow model Shalom Harlow overtake Amber at the end of the runway, which many decided indicated a crack had occurred.
More recently in 2019, JLo was still referring to the statement print dress and earned a standing ovation from onlookers at Versace’s Spring/Summer 2020 show during Milan Fashion Week (pictured) when she recreated the look.
Amber also made a point of appearing on the popular Todd Oldham Spring/Summer Show in 1995, which sparked rumors of a falling out between her and model Shalom Harlow (pictured together).
She revealed, “What’s funny is that people love to turn this into a drama, which is funny to me because it wasn’t a drama.”
Amber said Shalom was walking “very saucy” down the runway, before adding, “She was feeling that miniskirt and suddenly she was in front of me at the end of the runway, which obviously[we]don’t usually do.
“We started walking backwards and I remember her saying to me like ‘keep up with me’ so obviously I’m walking as fast as I can because she’s walking super fast and then she says ‘now turn around’.”
The pair took a pause and exchanged glances before heading backstage.
Amber admitted that she was “walking very slowly” that day before blaming her on “the shoes”.
And despite the hype, the duo remain good friends to this day.