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2018 VMAs: Jennifer Lopez Goes Metallic

In a night of a million metallics, Jennifer Lopez was (of course) the star that shone like a diamond. In honor of the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards, Lopez turned it out in a metallic, one-shoulder Versace gown.

It makes sense that Lopez would shine a little brighter on the red carpet, because she also received the night’s biggest honor: the Video Vanguard Award honoring all of her contributions (um, the Juicy tracksuit from the “I’m Real” video) to music and music videos. It’s pop music’s big night, but more important, it’s Lopez’s big night.

She dressed like a shiny moonman herself, in a leg-baring gown that even boyfriend Alex Rodriguez had to stop on the red carpet and get a photo of. She’s not the only woman wearing silver on the red carpet tonight—Dascha Polanco, Rita Ora, Winnie Harlow, and more all rocked metallic as well. But Lopez is the only one who performed 20 years’ worth of music in metallic. She pulled off a costume change mid-show, but managed to keep the metallic theme going for her performance. She switched to a gold sequined jumpsuit, and her dancers followed suit, all glittering in gold with white accents.

From the red carpet to the stage, Lopez kept the waist-length golden blond hair she’s been wearing in recent weeks, all the better to sashay around onstage. She also chose a deep contour, a simple lip, and a bronze smoky eye—all flawless, of course.

In the words of Ariana Grande, God is a woman, and that woman is J.Lo.

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