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Why Jennifer Lopez Is The New Celine Dion

Campaign star, fashion icon and Oscar-tipped actress and producer – J.Lo this year’s comeback queen of positively epic proportions

Emma Firth | 20.11.2019

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Celineaissance, we loved you, but this year’s comeback queen of epic proportions is undoubtedly Jennifer Lopez. Acting, singing, dancing, breaking the internet (twice): Jenny from the block is a quadruple threat. Today, she reclaims her icon status with talk of an Oscar nomination for her movie Hustlers, signing on for the Super Bowl 2020 and winning in the viral fashion moments of the year department. We bow down.

Coach call

The large hoop earrings, stiletto boots, low-rise jeans - J. Lo’s All I Have’ 2002 music video is a visual history of early Y2K style. She also schooled us all in the art of walking out on your partner, famously carrying an armful of Coach logo bags. In a somewhat full-circle moment for Lopez, the singer-actress is unveiled as the new global face of Coach, with a partnership including global advertising campaigns for leather goods, ready-to-wear and footwear, starting with the Spring 2020 season. “I’m so excited for this collaboration,” she said. “It is a timeless brand that I’ve always been a fan of and the upcoming collection really speaks to my personal style — an uptown downtown mix.”

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Movie mania

There is something properly soothing about watching a Jennifer Lopez rom-com. Sure, she is one of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood, but she oozes relatability and ‘be my BFF’ factor. While she’s starred in a roster of films for over two decades, she is riding a mid-career wave high now, with a standout performance as a stripper in the movie of the summer, Hustlers. Critics are already predicting an Oscar nomination. Reason number 10233847 we love the star? Lopez revealed in a recent interview she didn’t get paid a penny to star in or produce the movie. “‘I did it for free and produced it,” she said. “Like Jenny from the Block — I do what I love.” Take note.

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The noughties reboot

It’s a truth universally known that per season, fashion editors wonder whether to speak up about that collection they loved, which their colleagues panned. Polarising catwalk looks are par for the course. Though there was one moment you could not deny won Fashion Month: J.Lo’s surprise appearance closing Versace’s SS20 show; delighting us all with a heavy dose of nostalgia by revisiting one of her most famous looks, in a reimagined version of that green ‘jungle dress’ she wore to the Grammys in 2000. AKA, the one that led to the creation of Google's image search function. Finale. Magic.

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The Superbowl moment

As past performances from Diana Ross and Prince to Beyoncé prove, the Super Bowl halftime shows are legendary. Next year, Jennifer Lopez and Shakira are confirmed to co-headline. “I feel that it's a great thing to have two Latina women in Miami headlining the Super Bowl, and what we could do with those 12 to 14 minutes to make people un ```derstand our worth and value in this country.… I think it could be a really beautiful celebration."

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