WERQ: Jennifer Lopez in Emilio Pucci

Posted on November 22, 2011

Lorenzo has fallen in love with J Lo.

You have to understand, for many years she occupied a spot on his Celebrity Hate List (and don’t you dare sniff; you have one, even if you won’t admit it), somewhere between Julia Roberts and Reese Witherspoon and the very sight of her on our TV would inspire dismissive huffs and snorts.

But ever since she cut that corpse loose, she’s been divafying herself to outrageous new extremes, crashing into her impending middle age and fighting it with every tool in her arsenal, from diamonds to fringe to expertly crafted makeup to the deployment of exposed body parts when required.

 

Jennifer Lopez in Emilio PucciJennifer Lopez attends the 2011 American Music Awards Post-Party in an Emilio Pucci dress.

Jennifer Lopez in Emilio PucciEmilio Pucci Spring 2010 Collection/Model: Mariacarla Boscono

Jennifer Lopez in Emilio Pucci

Jennifer Lopez in Emilio Pucci

DAMN. Mommy’s got her Cha Cha heels on tonight! You WERQ that diva shit, girl! You are hilariously and deliciously over the top, like a latter-day Gabor. We see turbans, false eyelashes and tell-all books from your children in your future. If only Madonna had done it this way. It would have been so much more fun than all that Kabbalah shit she threw at us after she turned 40.

 

[Photo Credit: Angela Weiss/Getty Images, elle.com]

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  • Sobaika Mirza

    DIVINE.

    I bow at your alter, Jenny from the Block.

  • MilaXX

    I love it. JLo owes whoever did her makeup a giant muffin basket or something because they beat the hell out of her face.

  • Elizabeth Briggs

    I think it looks like a giant gaping mouth with jagged teeth is exploding out of her chest. But maybe that’s just me.

    • Anonymous

      It’s not just you. Maybe like a flesh eating virus slowing engulfing her torso?

    • Anonymous

      Oh gawd, there’s some huge bug crawling on her.   I can’t un-see it now!  and it’s freaking me out!

      • Anonymous

        Oh jesus, me too.
        GET IT OFF ME! GET IT OFF!!!

    • Anonymous

      And that’s a bad thing?   Step off or my dress will EAT YOU.

  • Anonymous

    Well, at least her boobs aren’t hanging out. That’s a nice change. Her makeup is always impeccable.

    • Anonymous

      Best part to me was that she’s wearing a bra, and it’s providing appropriate support.

  • Anonymous

    I do actually rather love this quite a bit.  I’m not sure who else beside JLo might pull this off, but it’s fantastic.  It actually makes her look lithe.  Not that she’s remotely heavy, but this really lengthens her curves quite a bit.

    • Anonymous

      Was thinking the same thing. 

    • Anonymous

      Ditto! She actually looks better than the model.

  • Anonymous

    I give up–is that a giant bug on the front of the dress? A weird root vegetable?

    Whatever it is, it’s super ugly. But from the neck up, she looks lovely. Maybe because MA isn’t sucking all her blood out anymore.

    • Anonymous

      Right.  It’s either a prehistoric bug, a conch shell exploding with streamers or a piece of ginseng.  I’m not sure which.

      • Anonymous

        I’m 99% certain it’s a seashell. I guess the streamers or whatever are supposed to be kelp, maybe?

    • Anonymous

      I think it’s a spiny murex (seashell). http://www.gastropods.com/Shell_Images/M/Murex_pecten_2.jpg

      • Anonymous

        I think you are right. Thanks!

  • Jennifer Coleman

    Another great thing about kicking-the-woman-of-a-certain-age-crap-in-the-ass JLo? She will never get wraith thin and have bony, veiny arms like most of these broads do.
    But the print on that dress does look like a grossly swollen millipede to me. Ick!

  • http://twitter.com/taijuuuh Taija HU!

    HOW IS SHE 42? I don’t look that good at 19.. Damn Hollywood and their gene wizardry. 

  • Anonymous

    Dayum!  She looks fab.

  • Anonymous

    I just wish there were a liiiiiittle less fringe around her hands. Otherwise, big ol’ YES.

  • Anonymous

    Dear Blake Lively: This, my pet, is how you wear fringe.

    • Anonymous

      Agreed, but on closer examination I’m pretty sure it’s feathers – done right!

  • Anonymous

    i LOVE that my little jenny lo-lo got a WERQ! i’ve always loved her near-drag style and she always owns her diva-ness rather than trying to play it sweet or tone it down somehow. and it’s like pucci made this dress for her lol… j’adore.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rachel.council Rachel Council

    I’ve always had a soft spot for her, and now that she’s ditched Skeletor my love for her is unimpeded! 

  • Anonymous

    Diva realness!

  • Anonymous

    oh also: j.lo’s makeup artist is a former portrait painter ~ you can always tell bc the way he beats her face makes the most of all the light everywhere and is blended to absolute perfection. i forget his name, but whoever he is, he needs to write a book!

    • MilaXX

      It’s Scott Barnes and he has written a book

      • http://twitter.com/urban_gypsy Urban Gypsy aka Tess

        Thank you, MilaXX. Browsing through that book on Amazon and getting to the author photo just made my morning. As a makeup whore, I just may have to order that. It’s certainly true that J-Lo’s makeup is usually flawless and she looks truly fabulous here.

        • MilaXX

          added it to my list of books to get as well. i follow Scott on twitter, but forgot he does JLo

        • MilaXX

          added it to my list of books to get as well. i follow Scott on twitter, but forgot he does JLo

    • Nolan Chung

      Scott Barnes

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1046681022 Paula Berman

    Is that a bedazzled silverfish on that dress? 

    • Anonymous

      Looks like flagellated bedazzled silverfish to me!

  • Jeanne de Grasse

    I like it BUT – white shoulder pads on tan skin under a sheer garment?  Really?  YUCK!  Shoulder pads should not show through!  Or, am I too old school on this?

  • Anonymous

    Dayum, gurl!

  • Anonymous

    Why does JLo’s dress bring to mind Blake Lively’s  get-up?
    http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/2011/11/in-or-out-blake-lively-in-marchesa.html

    Oh, and here’s a question, would JLo still qualify as a diva in the Marchesa, or would it just look like Brazil’s Carnivale Incarnate?

  • Grace Armstrong

    She looks fantastic. Really youthful, in a good way.

  • Anonymous

    WOW.

  • Anonymous

    At first I wasn’t getting it. But like the fashion wordsmiths you gentlemen are, you turned me around with your phrase “latter-day Gabor.”

  • Anonymous

    Girl has THE BEST makeup artist on the planet. Seriously. Not that she’s not gorgeous on her own, no doubt.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sorana.tarmu Sorana Tarmu

    I do not sniff. I do have a Celebrity Hate List and am damn’ proud of it. Meanwhile, I must admit JLo is truly bringing it lately. Grrrr…

  • Anonymous

    Get it, girl. This is the best I’ve seen her look in a long time.

  • Anonymous

    She looks gorgeous.  

  • Nolan Chung

    As a mother, entertainer, and person, she looks AMAZING.
    Will always LOVE her.

  • Anonymous

    I think she’s gotten better looking over the years — whether it’s or better styling or what, I don’t know. But she generally looks great these days, whether I like what she’s wearing or not. And I’d say her fashion sense is kind of Latin. She likes the flashy stuff Latina stars wear, which seems over the top to us drabber northern tribes.

  • Lauren Dattilo

    A slight tangent here but can we pause for a moment and enjoy how Mariacarla is also WERQing the shit out of this dress. She’s giving some intense face in that shot.

  • Anonymous

    She’s a person, entertainer and mother who loves to get her glitz on, can’t sing and yet insists on performing like she’s already doing her Vegas revue. What’s not to love?

  • Anonymous

    everything is perfect here 

  • Anonymous

    Don’t hate her; don’t love her. She inspires a bit of eye rolling in me much of the time… But she was born to wear that dress.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Leslie-Graff/1104101552 Leslie Graff

    Hell, she is only in her forties and she has enough money for cosmetics, skin care, high end clothing, trainers, plastic surgery.  She better look damn good.  I swear if all 40 year olds had the same kind of resources we would look like Aniston and Jenny from the Block.  Wait until they reach 50 plus and they are post menopausal.  Then let’s talk.

  • Judy_J

    Gotta admit she looks divine in this dress.  She’s not my favorite, but I give the girl her due.

  • Now I am The Bee

    She rocks this.  She’s never been a favorite of mine, either–I am not enamored of her music–but she looks fierce right here.  I can’t wait for the turbans. 
    Yes–we all have a Celebrity Hate List–mine has Paul Schaefer, John Malkovich and Katy Perry.  I shudder.

    • Anonymous

      Since we’re spilling guts: Jude Law, Anne Hathaway, Julia Roberts, Ashton Kutcher (for a long time), Chloe Sevigny.
      Reaching back a bit: James Spader and Hugh Grant.
      Demi used to be on the list based on minimal talent, but I feel for her now, plus she’s got a couple of good movies out.

  • Anonymous

    She’s just so damn pretty.

  • Anonymous

    One quibble: I would like to have seen her shoes and jewelled clutch in a darker silver, instead of matchy-matchy. Otherwise, this is the best I’ve seen her look in awhile.
    That’s how you do feathers!

  • Anonymous

    Agreed, but on closer examination I’m pretty sure it’s feathers – done right.

  • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

    She seldom disappoints me. She looks fabulous here. Go Ms. Lopez.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, Blake, this is how you wear a fringed dress. Not loving the eagle (pony? seashell?) image on the torso. One step away from a Chico’s jacket.

  • Anonymous

    She’s got amazing legs…

  • Anonymous

    She’s morphing into the Cher of her generation, okay, not as talented, but she has Cher style!  Love the fierce drag queen look on her!

  • Anonymous

    La Lopez does it again. I’ll probably never see another movie of hers, don’t own any of her music, but I always look forward to seeing what the hell she’s wearing this time.

  • Anonymous

    Just curious..does she have FIAT tattooed on her ass?

    oh and yeah she’s the fiercest feather duster eva

  • R. L.

    Damn, she inspires my envy.  But of course her resources outreach mine by a billion light-years.

  • Anonymous

    That fringe fetish of hers is going to get old real quick. 

  • Anonymous

    IF she could SING…she would be a diva – as she is only moderately talented she is simply an ahole. When one has SUCH a talent that one can not be lived without and all manner of nonsense must beput up with so that her talents may be enjoyed.. THAT is a diva. This is a pretty girl pretending.

  • Anonymous

    She has a permanent and inviolable place on my celebrity hate list.  For me she is just a few steps up from a Kardashian.  And they are baby steps.  While I will concede she looks very pretty in this dress, every time I see her lately she just gives off he unmistakeable whiff of desperation.  And she seems stuck in the 90s to me.

  • Anonymous

    She looks great. I wish I had aged so well. 

  • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

    I find her to have a sort of Cher attitude about her aging and diva status… I only wish she were as talented as Cher.  Then again, once upon a time, no one had any idea how talented Cher really was and she was nominated for Oscars more than once.  Maybe JLo has unknown depths…

  • Anonymous

    Love her or hate her, you gotta admit she looks amazing.

  • Anonymous

    Girl looks fierce! WERQ!

  • Anonymous

    Can’t stand her…but she looks really pretty here.

    I was ready to declare this dress fierce…but the more I look at it, it’s really not a WERQ for me.  A tone-on-tone metallic animal print?  (say that out loud.)  A giant silver Tingler (someone call Vincent Price!) attached to her from boobs to hoo-hoo?  Languid feathers?  I don’t know.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Inês-Martins/100000345906318 Inês Martins

    Love her but i dont like the shoes :p and btw… she is so skinny! You rock Jenny!

  • http://twitter.com/RzYoung RzYoung

    I think i would actually kill for those legs! Hot damn!

  • http://twitter.com/RzYoung RzYoung

    I think i would actually kill for those legs! Hot damn!

  • http://vhanna26.typepad.com Vera

    She does look quite divalicous.  I’m waiting for her to rock out in a turban.

  • http://vhanna26.typepad.com Vera

    She does look quite divalicous.  I’m waiting for her to rock out in a turban.

  • Anonymous

    Yes, that is definitely her dress.

  • Anonymous

    Yes, that is definitely her dress.

  • Anonymous

    katy and jenny are in a fierce competition to be the best drag queen entertainer of the year.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

    This would have been a WERQ for me without all those feathers.  Then again, isn’t that what qualifies it as “divatastic”?  I loved her more in her “Jenny from the block” days.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

    This would have been a WERQ for me without all those feathers.  Then again, isn’t that what qualifies it as “divatastic”?  I loved her more in her “Jenny from the block” days.  

  • Anonymous

    Huh.   JLo is actually a few months older than I am.   Does this mean that I can now dress like this for my evening engagements?   Bear in mind that my evening engagements usually involve PTO Family Fun Night and/or chaperoning middle school dances.

  • Anonymous

    Huh.   JLo is actually a few months older than I am.   Does this mean that I can now dress like this for my evening engagements?   Bear in mind that my evening engagements usually involve PTO Family Fun Night and/or chaperoning middle school dances.

  • Anonymous

    Love it!   She totally owns that dress!  

  • Anonymous

    Love it!   She totally owns that dress!  

  • M Carlson

    The dress: fabulous. I think the shoes are too heavy.

  • M Carlson

    The dress: fabulous. I think the shoes are too heavy.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EDI2DLE7DE3YPW2ONIHBWOVHMA ecallaw

    She’s still on my Celebrity Hate List, and she moves higher on it with each divorce and supposed enlightenment and learning experience she has.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EDI2DLE7DE3YPW2ONIHBWOVHMA ecallaw

    She’s still on my Celebrity Hate List, and she moves higher on it with each divorce and supposed enlightenment and learning experience she has.

  • http://pleasewelcomeyourjudges.com/ Brian @ PWYJudges

    Love it!!!

  • Anonymous

    I just watched ‘Out of Sight” again… she was so wonderful in that role…. please come back Karen Sisco!!

  • Anonymous

    I just watched ‘Out of Sight” again… she was so wonderful in that role…. please come back Karen Sisco!!

  • http://twitter.com/DarthJaeda Jaeda Laurez

    I love it! She’ll be Werqing those baby hairs (that’s how you KNOW she’s still got the block in her lol) and legs till she dies. 

  • http://twitter.com/DarthJaeda Jaeda Laurez

    I love it! She’ll be Werqing those baby hairs (that’s how you KNOW she’s still got the block in her lol) and legs till she dies. 

  • Anonymous

    IN!  A fun dress WITH SLEEVES

  • https://profiles.google.com/104791269167429064986 Judy S

    Ridiculous dress, great body, and those legs…!!! 

  • https://profiles.google.com/104791269167429064986 Judy S

    Ridiculous dress, great body, and those legs…!!! 

  • Anonymous

    Cut that corpse loose!  You guys never fail to squeeze a laugh out of me!!

  • Anonymous

    Cut that corpse loose!  You guys never fail to squeeze a laugh out of me!!

  • Anonymous

    Can’t wait to see her in a silver lamé turban!

  • Anonymous

    It’s not an In or Out post, but she is really so very, very IN!

  • Anonymous

    Everything is shiny! Glittery Hooves!! YES! WERQ!

  • Anonymous

    Love the dress but not the fringe. She is still not my favorite person–not that she cares.

  • CQAussie

    STUNNING.  She looks incredible here, head to toe, that dress is fabulous and even her hair is fierce =D  Just goes to show how life can improve when we trim off the dead weight =D  You go, JLo, gets yours sweetie.

  • http://twitter.com/applecocola Stacy

    She’s definitely on my Celebrity Hate List (I hated her SO MUCH in Shall We Dance), but even I have to admit that she is fierce as shit here!

  • Anonymous

    That dress is fucking hideous.  Pardon my french…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3AJ237ND3GAHDQJZ4TLCO4WLRA Emily

    Love it.  She looks amazing.  Amazing.  I’ve always had a soft spot for her and for some reason love her crappy movies.  Love that she’s ditched the corpse, never like him.  I do admit to having a celebrity hate list.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3NXBVKLOMNGCAVCVXOVWDGD3SE Marissa

    i hate it and OH MY GOD ENOUGH WITH THE FIAT

  • http://twitter.com/MandySCG MandyJane

    She looks amazing.

  • Anonymous

    Celebrity Hate List?  Of *course* I have one!  Number one: Lea Mich-freaking-elle.  Number two: Mary Murphy, the Screaming Banshee.  I’ve never felt strongly enough about JLo either way to have her on any list.

    But I have to say that since the breakup, she’s been looking pretty fabulous.  She’s a gorgeous woman, and her makeup is only enhancing the face pretty.  I hate fringe, and if I saw this dress on anyone else, I would hate it.  But you put all this together–JLo plus dress and accessories–and you can’t help but say, “Werq, baby!”

  • Anonymous

    WOW.  Pretty fab.  If she sticks with this and away from those ridiculous kiddie outfits (like the booty shorts with the button down tied at the belly like she was Gidget), we won’t have to revoke her diva card. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IHWCJIMARF4OOW6PQZQS3RFOOA JillK

    Va Va Va Voom Stunning!

  • Jessica Goldstein

    I see your point and concede that this is much less tiresome than the Kabbalah route (which makes my head explode), but I still can’t stand her.

  • Anonymous

    J Lo looks STUNNING here, for any age.  I don’t care if she’s over 40, she is totally rockin’ that fringe and sparkle.  This doesn’t look age inappropriate, she’s mostly covered up, and showing off her fabulous legs.  Besides, it’s better than some of the stage wear she’s been assaulting the public with lately.

  • Anonymous

    MUCH prefer the shoes on Mariacarla to those clunky glitter pumps on J-Lo, especially with this particular dress (which I also prefer on teeny-tiny Mariacarla, on whom the dress is a lot less Showgirl).   

    • Anonymous

      i was thinking the dress looks so much better on j-lo, who at any weight has the curves of a woman.  but then i’ve loved her since selena.  she’s borrowing that ” working my legs through middle age” thing from tina turner.  i’ll give you the shoes, though.

      • Anonymous

        My sentiments exactly

  • http://twitter.com/aStudiobytheSea Jody Lee

    At first I thought it was triffids, but no, it’s two silver centipedes crawling up from her crotch. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Josefina-Madariaga-Suárez/100002964685796 Josefina Madariaga Suárez

    She’s got a slamming body (specially for someone of 40), but she looks like she has lost some weight.

  • Anonymous

    who’s on my celebrity hate list?  renee zellwiger and taylor swift.  it’s the piggy eyes.  and for men-  robert already-enbalmed pattinson.

  • Anonymous

    she looks so much better than the model, that i kind of feel bad for the model.

  • Anonymous

    She’s so tacky, God bless her.
    I usually love Pucci, but this thing is horrifying.