Jennifer Lopez’ cover on V magazine has everyone buzzing, and not because of her contentious Oscar nip-slip (did it or didn’t it?). Rather, it’s the singer from the block’s get-up that has piqued people’s interest or more specifically, her generously padded jockstrap.
The androgynous cover—photographed and styled by tag team Mario Testino and Carine Roitfeld, respectively—has J.Lo looking one part Million Dollar Baby and one part Balenciaga Pre-Fall 2012.
Frankly, we’re not surprised. Though the aesthetic may be lacking the Parisian elegance Roitfeld is known for, she’s never been one to pass up some good controversy (remember this?). Natch, a bulging jockstrap would just be too much for her to turn down.
The cover comes after a recent push from the fashion industry towards gender-bending (think: Lea T, Andrej Pejic, Kate Moss). And with exciting covers like this coming out we hope the push continues for a long time.
Huffington Post: “Once you notice it, it’s kind of hard to see anything else…” [Huffington Post]
The Hollywood Life: “Jenny can protect her block.” [The Hollywood Life]
Styleite: “Though we wouldn’t exactly call her life hard, Jennifer Lopez certainly hasn’t had an easy time of it lately. First she got divorced, then she had a somewhat debatable wardrobe malfunction on stage at the Oscars! Which means the next logical move is to appear on the cover of a major fashion magazine dressed up like a boxer. (Because she’s a fighter, get it?)” [Styleite]
Catilin Agnew, assistant editor/research: “Borrowing from the boys is nothing new in fashion, but I don’t see the jockstrap-as-shorts look catching on anytime soon.”
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