Jennifer Lopez's Versace look at 2000 Grammy's was the inspiration for Google Images
The dress that keeps on giving...
She is already a pop-star (in two languages) an actress, a dancer, a TV personality, a producer and entrepreneur but Jennifer Lopez can add another string to her bow of illustrious credits – Google Images inventor. She didn't write the code per se, but Google's executive chairman, Eric Schmidt, has revealed that she (and her outfit) was the sole inspiration behind the services creation back in 2000.
Schmidt tells how Google's cofounder's Larry Page and Sergey Brin, experienced unprecedented demand on their, then relatively rudimental, search engine, following the bombshell appearance of Lopez and the 2000 Grammy Awards in that green Versace dress, Google didn't have the capacity to the give the people what they wanted, a picture of the Bronx beauty in the diaphanus, etherial and risqué dress:
"Our co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin – like all other successful inventors – kept iterating. After all, people wanted more than just text. This first became apparent after the 2000 Grammy Awards, where Jennifer Lopez wore a green dress that, well, caught the world's attention. At the time, it was the most popular search query we had ever seen. But we had no sure-fire way of getting users exactly what they wanted: JLo wearing that dress. Google Image Search was born." said Schmidt.