Jennifer Lopez’s Inaugural Oscars Dress Has Aged Rather Well

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This was supposed to run yesterday — as a nod to J.Lo performing at the Inauguration — but we were able to get actual Inauguration Day content up quickly in its place. Hooray! But it’s still worth enjoying.

NOTHING says “it’s 1997″ like J.Lo’s eyebrows here. (That’s her first husband Ojani Noa next to her, looking handsome and also perplexed, as if he just saw a truly terrible outfit on someone else across the red carpet.) Leaving aside the dated head-styling — and no one escaped 1997 without a dated head — it truly feels as if Jennifer could let this dress percolate for maybe another sixteen months in the back of her closet, then wear it to the premiere of her new movie (now without alleged cannibals!) and we’d all be sincerely delighted.

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