Now that’s the power of fashion! It’s no secret that Jennifer Lopez turned heads at the 2000 Grammy Awards in her plunging, sheer, palm tree-printed Versace gown. But did you know that her now-iconic look was also the inspiration for the creation of Google Images?
In a recent essay on Project Syndicate, Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt opened up about the invention of the popular search tool.
“People wanted more than just text. This first became apparent after the 2000 Grammy Awards, where Jennifer Lopez wore a green dress that, well, caught the world’s attention,” Schmidt wrote. “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: JLo wearing that dress. Google Image Search was born.”
The now-45-year-old American Idol judge is still sparking the attention of the world with her ageless face and figure and daring fashions. Now she can add “Inspiration For Google Images” to her long list of awards.
After hearing the news, Lopez Instagrammed a picture of her look, writing, “WHO KNEW!! #onepersoncanchangetheworld #onedresscanchangetheworld #jlo+versace=history #positivechange #funfacts LOL”