Jennifer Lopez went to Venice for the D&G show: will she stay for the film festival?

Jennifer Lopez stuns in full regalia at the Dolce & Gabbana event in Venice, Italy

Over the weekend, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez were seen boarding a plane in LA. Soon, we knew their destination: Venice, Italy. I actually had high hopes that they simply flew into Venice early ahead of the Venice Film Festival, which starts on September 1st. Ben is due to premiere his film The Last Duel, with Matt Damon and Jodie Comer, at the film festival. There’s even been some speculation that The Last Duel’s Venice premiere could be the red carpet couple-debut of Bennifer in 2021. But…Hollywood Life mentioned that there is some mixed gossip about whether Ben even flew to Venice with Jennifer – he possibly just dropped her off at the LAX. Hmm.

In any case, the official reason for J.Lo’s visit to Venice was to attend the three-day Dolce & Gabbana fashion show/event. She ended up giving D&G’s millions of dollars worth of free promotion as she posted tons of photos all dressed up in a D&G caped ensemble. Her official date for the event? Her manager Benny Medina. It will be interesting to see if J.Lo stays in Venice, right? What if we get Bennifer on a red carpet at this film festival? OMG.

Incidentally, it seems like Dolce & Gabbana’s many controversies have been completely forgiven and forgotten by Hollywood actresses and fashionistas. Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce have a long history of saying appalling sh-t about gay people, gay parents and in vitro fertilization. In 2018-19, the designers thought it would be funny to court the Asian market by creating a racist ad campaign with a Chinese model trying to eat Italian food with chopsticks. The designers doubled-down on their racism when Gabbano began going after critics online. These two men are utter douchebags, and it’s painful to see how easily everything was forgiven and forgotten by A-list celebrities. I tend to believe D&G convinced a lot of powerful stylists to dress their clients in D&G too. But in J.Lo’s case, she’s been friends with the designers for many years. Ugh.

Photos courtesy of Backgrid, J.Lo’s Instagram.

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  1. LaraK says:

    The outfit is stunning.
    But the designers are still trash.

    Do better Jen!

  2. Pocket Litter says:

    Love the clothes. Not wild about D & G themselves. Wondering if she curated the 2 bodyguards.

  3. Nikki says:

    I doubt it was free promotion. They probably paid JLo a million+ to be there.

    I also don’t think D&G offering clothing to the women of hip hop is a coincidence either. A lot of these B, and C artists would have never been offered D&G (or any major fashion brand) before, but the boys are desperate.

    Their clothes aren’t “cool” or coveting like Fendi or Chanel. Limited urban streetwear value unless they start plastering D&G on everything again. Maybe they can recover, but I doubt it.

    I was surprised to see Megan thee Stallion and Ciara there. I thought their teams would be smarter. Maybe Megan is sick of Fashionova and thinks this is a come-up.

    • DuchessL says:

      I dont think she was there for free. She might have easily accepted because maybe Ben is going to be there anyway? If she’s friends with them they probably just didnt pay the full jlo price and she probably got like the flight paid for, and they’re probably included ben on the flight back if they didn’t leave together.

  4. Amy Bee says:

    I love JLo. Don’t care for D&G but I’m sure she got a lot of money to be there.

    • Tanguerita says:

      Why do you love her? It’s a genuine question, no snark. I’ve always found her talentless, utterly self-absorbed und superficial. Yes, she looks great and has good work ethic, but so do many people.

      • myjobistoprincess says:

        I think she was the Kardashian original big butt with a pretty face. She doesnt have 1 super talent, but she is a very good performer. There arent many artists who can sucessfully act & sing & dance & are on TV. Her business ventures were also successful (perfume?). She is very successful, that is totally her doing. But I agree she always seemed to me utterly self absorbed, superficial, love dependant, and that is what I dont like about her.

    • DiegoInSF says:

      I love her so much too, she opened so many doors for Latinos and Latinas everywhere, I love her movies, Hustlers holds up even after the 50th viewing, lol. Go JLO!

      And she looks just STUNNING in this outfit!

  5. Dana says:

    Her lips are so overdrawn in the makeup close up it looks like she was eating a fudgecicle.

    • tempest prognosticator says:

      That’s exactly what it looks like. How did anyone around her keep a straight face?

      • Carolnr says:

        To be fair, it looked like JL went after Heidi Klum, who has legs for days & is a model. She would look good in a potato sack! The girl knows how to model clothes!
        That being said, this outfit was not a good look for her at all! Too many patterns working against each other& did not flatter her at all!
        ( Sorry but the pics that were sent to People magazine were altered…her legs did not look that long!) The coat was beautiful & her hair looked great, though!
        God bless them getting out of the boat in those sky high heels! JL looked scared to death walking to the boat in those heels!

    • August Rain says:

      I don’t understand make-up these days: the lips look ridiculous and her cheeks look like she was stung by a bee.
      @Carolnr JLo’s body is not worse than Klum’s! They’re totally different kinds of body. Don’t get the comparison tbf

      • Carolnr says:

        @ August Rain
        I said that outfit that JL wore unfortunately did not flatter her. I have seen JL look stunning, but not in this outfit. She did not rock this outfit. Unfortunately, we are not built like Heidi Klum that can wear anything!
        Heidi Klum is a model & gets paid to be a model. In the DM article, it said that jL followed Heidi Klum. I would not want to follow Heidi Klum…

    • Sof says:

      Overdrawn lips don’t look good in person, I blame beauty gurus on youtube for this trend that doesn’t seem to go away. It makes sense if you are going to stand under super bright lights, like those from studio sets, but on real life please don’t!

    • Tiffany :) says:

      The lip liner looks soooooo bad! Her lips are fine, there’s no need to draw them like that. It doesn’t look professionally done, but you know it was.

    • XoXo says:

      Lainey just did a piece on her lips:
      Her assessment is JLo uses makeup tricks to create fuller upper lip illusion, instead of going to the injection route, which Kim Kardashian started.

  6. SarahCS says:

    I saw her on the British Vogue IG last night and she looked fantastic but it’s a big nope from me on D&G.

  7. Liz version 700 says:

    She looks stunning, but come ON Jennifer! D&G are trash

  8. Hell Nah! says:

    Yeah, she looks great in that outfit but my God, am I just waking up to how completely self-absorbed she is?? Wowee.

    I was amused by her entourage and antics during her birthday celebration on the Italian yacht and all but this pose parade is too over the top to stomach, never mind the D & G factor.

    Ben will not last in her vortex.

  9. psl says:

    That open mouth pose of hers. Just STOP IT ALREADY!

  10. MF1 says:

    I can’t stand D&G but their clothes really are beautiful. My jaw dropped when I saw this look on JLo. Absolute perfection.

  11. Scal says:

    D&G is proof that ‘cancel culture’ is a myth.

  12. Chaine says:

    I love that her hunky bodyguard also has to carry her shopping bag

  13. Lena says:

    Do you all really think she’ll stay an extra eleven days until the premiere of Last Duel though? I know Los Angeles schools start later than they do where Im at but they all start by Labor Day and her two are starting brand new schools, wouldn’t she be there for them? I have my doubts if Ben is in Venice at all right now.

  14. Rapunzel says:

    The cape apparently still had tags on it, per photos. So JLo is definitely getting paid to wear borrowed clothes and look pretty. D&G don’t deserve her.

  15. August Rain says:

    I don’t understand shoes that aren’t for walking. Just the thought of walking around in Venice pavements, even if it is just from the boat to the hotel, give me a headache. The clothes and the pose are so ridiculous though: how full of oneself can a person be?

  16. Sof says:

    Everyone was at that show, I was surprised by the guest list, from Sydney Sweeney to Helen Mirren!
    I think a few of us predicted this was going to happen, after the pandemic (actually we are still on it, but rich and famous do whatever they please, right?) we are heading to at least one season of opulence and decadence.
    On D&G, I don’t think they’ll ever go away guys. They are still a big fashion house, and honestly, it seems that the people who tried to cancel them never bought their clothes in the first place, their regular costumers never really cared about their behaviour.

  17. CJ says:

    As Lainey mentioned in her post today JLo knows how to bring the drama. The glamour. Lainey also posted the most amazing of the photos highlighting the otherworldly almost royal look of this outfit. Female power all over the place.

  18. CoffeChamp says:

    Jennifer Lopez is a rat. She feeds off cultures and people for her gain ONLY. She absolutely stands for nothing (All Lives Matter anyone?). Her alliance to D&G is on brand.

    • DiegoInSF says:

      Nice new username, she said AllLivesMatter mistakenly about the Orlando shooting, she deleted when she realized white repugnants use it as an anti-BLM hashtag.

  19. a0 says:

    She looks incredible and brings the drama and performance

  20. Jennifer look amazing. Not crazy about D&G. If you see the people there, are not that famous. So her presence make sense. She was trending in Twitter last night. That is all about. And Ben please he is thirsty too. Who knows I think this two are more similar than people think.

  21. CJ says:

    It’s called creative drive and most ultra successful people have it.

  22. L4frimaire says:

    The cape is ridiculous but I like the rest of the look, even if it is over the top and obscenely expensive. I guess D&G are no longer cancelled. They are still terrible people with terrible, backwards views, and like you said, total douchebags.

  23. jferber says:

    Her face looks really good here (photoshop/filters, I know) and I even go for the crazy outfit. I especially love how she’s being escorted by two identical-looking guys with ear pieces who look like they are guarding Queen Elizabeth while her facial expression says, “Bitch, I AM the queen. Screw Elizabeth.” I’m there for all of it. Thanks, Jennifer, for brightening my day.

  24. iconoclast59 says:

    I think Bennifer 2.0 will appear on the red carpet at the VFF. Ben has a movie to promote, and what better way to create a TON of buzz? Who cares if the talk is about the couple and not the film? As the saying goes, there’s no such thing as bad publicity!

    • KissMyA**23 says:

      Yeah, true, but tell that to Matt Damon, Jodie Comer, and Adam Driver who are the stars of the film. They may not want to be overshadowed. If they were smart, they would not make an appearance on the red carpet at VFF. There’s a reason the producers (supposedly) didn’t want Ben and Ana to appear at the NTTD premiere. It does not look good to the actual stars of the movie.