Jennifer Lopez and Donatella Versace‘s designs have long been one of the strongest and most iconic fashion pairings on the red carpet for the past decade.
The singer and the style tastemaker are also close friends, which was something beautiful to develop out of something very tragic, the “El Anillo” singer told Vogue.
Explaining why she’ll be wearing “something Versace” to the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards where she’ll be accepting the MTV Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award on Aug. 20, Lopez, 49, said she wanted to honor their bond.
Donatella Versace and Jennifer Lopez
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The star was first introduced to Donatella, 63, in 1999 at the Met Gala, just two years after her brother Gianni, 50, was brutally murdered by serial killer Andrew Cunanan on the front steps of his mansion in Miami.
“My heart went out to her [Donatella]. I just kept touching her and holding her hand,” Lopez said to Vogue.