Remember J.Lo’s infamous Versace gown at the 42nd annual GRAMMY Awards in 2000? You know, the emerald-green number that plunged to her navel? Of course you do. Well, according to Google, that daring dress made history in more ways than one.

In a recent article, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt wrote, “At the time, it was the most popular search query we had ever seen. But we had no surefire way of getting users exactly what they wanted: J.Lo wearing that dress.”

So next time you’re surfing Google for memes (read: procrastinating), take a moment to thank Jenny from the Block. Without her affinity for fashion risks, we might not have this technological luxury.

By Keir Cullen Janey, Staff Writer

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April 9, 2015

Last night the music industry convened in Los Angeles for the 57th annual GRAMMY Awards, and as always, pop stars showed up in their best high-fashion wears. While icons like Madonna, AC/DC, and Beyoncé took the stage and newcomers (ahem, Sam Smith) walked away with trophies, it was these four women who stunned on the red carpet.

Grammy Awards Best DressedRihanna
A frequent risk taker, Rihanna stole the show in her layered Giambattista Valli number. It’s the pretty-in-pink princess gown you can only wear once in a lifetime, and she went for it. Her simple hair and makeup were key to making it work.

Ciara
Ciara’s beautifully ruffled Alexandre Vauthier dress hit all the right notes. A dramatic train was complemented by an asymmetrical one-shoulder neckline and leg slit. It’s official: glamour was alive and well at the GRAMMYs.

Gwen Stefani
Never one to do the expected, Gwen chose an Atelier Versace jumpsuit that was chic, cool, and most of all, rock ‘n’ roll. The subtle pop of red on her nails? A perfect finishing touch for the look.

Taylor Swift
Taylor’s ombre Elie Saab dress had an upbeat, mermaid-inspired vibe. More importantly, a high-low hemline revealed contrast jewel-toned heels that kept the ensemble from being too matchy-matchy.

Jackie Nasser joined Rue La La as fashion director in November of 2012. In close collaboration with the merchandising teams, she leads content production for lookbooks, style tips, and curated Boutiques. Jackie is the former Lead Editor for InStyle’s sister shopping site, StyleFind.com, which she launched. Prior to that, she served as Senior Fashion Editor at Lucky and at ELLEgirl, ELLE Accessories, and ELLE.com.

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February 9, 2015

Arby’s got lucky last night. It’s not every day an award-winning singer dresses in a spitting image of your own logo.

Pharrell Williams at the Grammys

Image via NYDailyNews

But despite roast-beef-and-curly-fry similarities, Williams’s Arby’s-esque hat – a cartoonish park ranger-style thing which now has its own Twitter account – isn’t just crazy. There’s history behind it. According to Esquire, the Vivienne Westwood–designed hat is called a “Campaign” hat and has been around since the 1840s. In 1911, it was made the official hat of the U.S. Army. After Westwood debuted the hats in 1982, early hip-hop group The World’s Famous Supreme Team wore them often. As New York Magazine so maturely concludes, Williams could have simply been nodding to the early days of hip-hop.

Regardless, it’s funny. And 2014’s easiest Halloween costume has just been identified.

Read more on Esquire.

By Joanna Berliner, Editor

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January 27, 2014