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🇬🇧 The first post could only be the surprising return of Donatella Versace’s iconic “Jungle dress”. "Google, show me the images of the jungle dress", asks the voice of Donatella Versace at the end of the Milan fashion show spring-summer 2020. The pictures appear on the screen. Then Donatella asks again: "Now show me the real jungle dress". And this time it’s not the photos but the real Jennifer Lopez. And it’s delirium. Not just a dress, but the dress that even has its own Wikipedia page. It is called "Green Versace dress of Jennifer Lopez" and tells the story and the phenomenology of the "jungle dress" worn by the singer and actress of Puerto Rico at the Grammy Award on the 23rd December 2000. The crazy searches that multiplied on the internet, the day after their appearance, prompted Google to create Google images. Designed by Donatella Versace is a dress made of transparent silk chiffon with long sleeves, opening on the back and neckline deep stopped by a brooch at the height of the navel that leaves the legs uncovered. Decorated with a fantasy of green palmizi, it was worn by the diva with culottes. A not easy dress considering that the whole body, and in particular the abdominal area, remain exposed. Presented at Milan Fashion Week by the top model Amber Valletta - who then posed for Steven Meisel in the official campaign - and then brought back on the catwalk by Christy Turlington, the dress was worn by Donatella Versace herself and then chosen by former Spice Girls Geri Halliwell. But it is with J.Lo that enters history: it was named "dress of the year 2000" by the Fashion Museum and thanks to it in 2002 the singer receives the Vogue Fashion Award as the most influential star of the year. Donatella Versace delivered it. What was only a dress - in 2000 it was worth 15,000 dollars - today is a piece of the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. The designer repeatedly referred to the appearance of 2000 as the turning point of her career. A memorable passage in the history of the brand and fashion.