Jennifer Lopez Performs in a 3-Piece Catsuit Attached by Metal Chains
Jennifer Lopez swept the stage at the iHeartRadio Music Awards, redefining "icon" in the process. Not only did the multihyphenate star hit the stage in a black cutout Fausto Puglisi for Roberto Cavalli jumpsuit, she made a grand entrance in a white faux-fur coat that read "EQUALITY" provided by Adrienne Landau. Working with her longtime stylists Rob Zangardi and Mariel Haenn, the team tapped Roberto Cavalli both for Lopez's red carpet appearance and her moment on stage.
J Lo performed hits like "On My Way" and "Get Right" in a black spandex catsuit. The look consisted of a bandeau top with a triangle collar and formfitting pants. All three segments were connected by metal hardware, with subtle laser cutting along the hips and chest.
Lopez wore gemstone-embellished fingerless gloves to match her rhinestone knee pads and lace-up booties, all of which provided added sparkle to play up the decorated cane she kept by her side.
Her Adrienne Landau faux-fur coat, with "EQUALITY" inscribed on the train, was worn solely for her grand entrance, and likely spoke for a number of sociopolitical issues she wished to recognize and promote, from trans rights to support for those facing racism and injustice in Ukraine.
Lopez's fashion statement is another one of her looks that will go down in history, but in case you needed a refresher on those, Billy Porter introduced a group of drag stars as the first part of Lopez's act, all dressed in her most notable looks. They modeled everything from her iconic Versace dress at the 2000 Grammys to her Balmain Met Gala gown in 2018 that was emblazoned with a crystal cross. The runway was set in front of flashing photos from Lopez's most significant style moments, culminating with the Roberto Cavalli catsuit she wore for her performance.
Ahead, see close-ups of Lopez's full onstage outfit, then see her accept the iHeartRadio icon award wearing an olive-green single-sleeved Stéphane Rolland dress, affixed with a turquoise gemstone at the waist, and Messika jewels.