Jennifer Lopez cried as she left for 2019 Met Gala in Versace tailor’s final design

Jennifer Lopez was in tears as she left for the 2019 Met Gala because she wanted to honour late Versace tailor Luigi Massi with her ensemble.The superstar attended the annual fundraising event at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in Ne…

Jennifer Lopez was in tears as she left for the 2019 Met Gala because she wanted to honour late Versace tailor Luigi Massi with her ensemble.

The superstar attended the annual fundraising event at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City on Monday night, with the theme revolving around the new exhibit, Camp: Notes on Fashion, based on Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay, Notes on Camp.

Jennifer opted for an opalescent dress and beaded headpiece from Versace, and in a behind-the-scenes video uploaded to her YouTube channel the following day, the footage showed her tearing up while remembering Luigi, who passed away at the age of 56 last month after suffering a heart attack.

After wiping away the tears with a tissue, Jennifer took a moment to compose herself before leaving for the bash with her fiance Alex Rodriguez.

Earlier in the video, the On the Floor singer also explained that she was dedicating her look to the fashion guru, who she had worked with many times over the course of her career.

“Obviously, we’re saddened this year and cried during our first fitting, putting on this gown,” she shared. “Knowing that Luigi was making this gown when he passed away. It’s difficult, but at the same time it’s also a celebration of his work.”

Elsewhere, Jennifer gave fans a detailed look at her stunning dress, and was also filmed demonstrating to the Versace team of tailors exactly how she wanted the number altered.

As well as asking for the slit to be higher, she requested the back be cinched in.

“I’ll tell you one thing, Luigi would have made this waist much smaller for me. He would make sure (I looked) very skinny. But don’t squeeze the back… somehow, he wouldn’t squeeze the back,” the 49-year-old said.

In addition, Jennifer asked for the fringe on her headpiece to be shortened as she wanted to show off more of the detailing on the back of her gown, and commented that it should look like a “beautiful swim cap”.

Other celebrities to wear Versace creations to the 2019 Met Gala included Serena Williams, Kendall and Kylie Jenner, Dua Lipa, Henry Golding, and Lupita Nyong’o.

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Jennifer Lopez will honour late tailor with Met Gala Versace dress

Jennifer Lopez will be wearing Versace to this year’s Met Gala in New York City as a tribute to late style maker Luigi Massi. The singer and actress revealed the big fashion news over the weekend on her YouTube channel as she paid an emotional tribute…

Jennifer Lopez will be wearing Versace to this year’s Met Gala in New York City as a tribute to late style maker Luigi Massi.

The singer and actress revealed the big fashion news over the weekend on her YouTube channel as she paid an emotional tribute to the man behind so many of her most famous looks.

The master tailor passed away earlier this month (Apr19) at the age of 56.

Tearing up in the video, J.Lo revealed Massi was working on her 2019 Met Gala gown just before his death.

“He passed away in the middle of making my MET Ball gown and I was one of the first people that they called ’cause we had such an amazing time creating looks for me and they know how much I loved him and how much fun we had,” Jennifer told fans.

She went on to explain that Massi could only speak Italian and she only knew a little of the language, but they always understood each other.

Jennifer last wore a Massi-styled Versace outfit to the Met Gala in 2015. She returned to fashion’s big night in Valentino in 2017 and she opted for Balmain last year (18), as she attended the Met Gala with her boyfriend Alex Rodriguez.

The couple has since become engaged.

Massi was also the man behind one of J.Lo’s most famous looks – the green Versace dress she wore to the 2000 Grammy Awards – which was a last minute pick.

“This day we really only had a choice between two dresses,” she said. “One was a white dress and the other was the Versace jungle print dress. My stylist said, ‘I think you should really wear the white dress because three people have worn this dress – Donatella herself”.”

Uma Thurman and Irina Shayk were among the famous fans who paid tribute to Massi following his death.

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Donatella Versace and Irina Shayk pay tribute to designer Luigi Massi

Donatella Versace and Irina Shayk have shared heartfelt tributes to late designer Luigi Massi.The style guru passed away last Tuesday night (02Apr19) in Milan, Italy after suffering a heart attack, according to editors at WWD. He was aged 56.Luigi had …

Donatella Versace and Irina Shayk have shared heartfelt tributes to late designer Luigi Massi.

The style guru passed away last Tuesday night (02Apr19) in Milan, Italy after suffering a heart attack, according to editors at WWD. He was aged 56.

Luigi had worked for the house of Versace for over 30 years, creating numerous red carpet gowns for celebrities, and over the weekend, Donatella broke her silence on the news.

“My heart is broken, I still cannot believe I won’t hear your voice. I still cannot believe I will never see you again,” she wrote on Instagram alongside a black and white picture of her posing with Luigi. “Rest in peace Luigi, you’ll never be forgotten.”

In addition, Russian supermodel Irina, who sported a beautiful gold dress made by Luigi to the Golden Globes earlier this year, uploaded a slideshow of the many other ensembles the designer had made for her over the years.

“The most shy, down to earth, nicest guy. The whole Versace family and I will miss you, Rest In Peace @massiluigi,” the 33-year-old commented.

Of late, Luigi had made showstopping gowns for the likes of actresses Sandra Oh, Constance Wu, and Amy Adams, as well as supermodel Naomi Campbell and singer Ciara.

Naomi was one of the celebrities to send her condolences to Donatella, writing on her Instagram post, “Another chosen family member, will always remember you smile Luigi… May you rest with the highest.”

While Amber Valletta commented, “Heartbreaking loss. I’m sending you all so much love. Rest in Peace sweet and amazing Luigi,” and Gigi Hadid added: “Love you dv (Donatella Versace). I’m so sorry for your loss. He loved you so much.”

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Versace fashion guru Luigi Massi dead at 56

Versace designer Luigi Massi has died, aged 56. The style guru reportedly passed away on Tuesday night (02Apr19) in Milan, Italy after suffering a heart attack. He is survived by three sisters. Massi’s sudden death comes just days after one of his l…

Versace designer Luigi Massi has died, aged 56.

The style guru reportedly passed away on Tuesday night (02Apr19) in Milan, Italy after suffering a heart attack. He is survived by three sisters.

Massi’s sudden death comes just days after one of his last posts on Instagram saw him posing alongside a male pal in Verona.

The designer was beloved by celebrities like Uma Thurman, Angelina Jolie, Lady Gaga, and Jennifer Lopez, who all wore his Versace creations on the red carpet.

Thurman paid tribute to the late designer on her Instagram account, lighting a candle in a church and adding the caption: “Missing you Luigi.”

The Kill Bill star added: “This Man made every RED Carpet Dress made by Atelier Versace for my whole life, an artist, a beauty, a soul. The world will not be as beautiful without him.”

Massi was also responsible for creating Irina Shayk’s stunning Golden Globes gown for the ceremony earlier this year, and shared several pictures of himself alongside the Russian model on his Instagram page at the time.

It wasn’t the first time he has dressed Irina, as she previously took to Instagram in 2017 to thank him for coming up with the gorgeous silver and white ensemble that she wore to the Fashion Awards that year.

“@massiluigi CREATOR, master one and only my Luigi…Thank you so much for letting me treat myself to delicious pizza and pasta and dessert and thank you for fitting the dress in such ingenious way,” she wrote underneath a snap of herself posing at the London ceremony.

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