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Trainers inspired by Jennifer Lopez’s famous Versace Grammy Awards dress on sale

Sabrina Barr

Trainers inspired by the renowned Versace gown worn by Jennifer Lopez at the 2000 Grammy Awards are on sale.

Lopez’s green silk chiffon jungle-patterned dress, which she wore to the 42nd annual Grammies, is widely regarded as one of the most iconic ever created by Versace, alongside the black safety pin dress worn by Elizabeth Hurley in 1994.

Almost two decades after the singer wowed the world on the red carpet in it, Versace has collaborated with American retailer Concepts to create a shoe that pays homage to the striking green gown.

The Concepts x Versace chain reaction shoe in green emerald is available on the Concepts website.

It doesn’t come cheap, retailing for men and women at a hefty $1,075 (£859).

Concepts x Versace women’s chain reaction trainer (Concepts)
A close-up of the Versace logo on the back of the trainer (Concepts)

The Versace logo of the head of Medusa is embossed on the back of the heel, while the insole features the Versace x Concepts branding symbol.

Before Lopez’s appearance at the 2000 Grammies, the jungle-patterned chiffon Versace dress was worn by model and actor Amber Valletta on the catwalk for the luxury fashion label’s spring/summer collection.

Jennifer Lopez in the Versace dress at the 42nd Grammy Awards (23 February 2000) (Getty Images)

The dress was also worn by Spice Girls band member Geri Halliwell a month before Lopez, at the NRJ Music Awards in January 2000.

In January 2015, Eric Schmidt, the former Google CEO, stated that the interest that spiked on the internet by Lopez’s Versace gown was part of the inspiration behind the development of Google Image Search.

In March, Hurley recreated the Versace safety pin dress that she wore the the premiere of Four Weddings and a Funeral 25 years ago.

For the April issue of Harper’s Bazaar, the model and actor wore an updated version of the dress, created especially for her by Donatella Versace.

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