Stealing the show during a major fashion event in New York: leave that to Jennifer Lopez. The 49-year-old superstar appeared yesterday on the red carpet of the presentation of the CFDA Fashion Awards in a special creation of Ralph Lauren: a giant bright orange skirt with glitter top, which was covered with no fewer than 43,000 small crystals.

The top part was a so-called crop top , which allowed J-Lo to show her trained belly to the flooded paparazzi. Her fiance Alex Rodriguez had chosen a black tailored suit for the occasion. ,, It is very special for me to be here. Fashion is very important to me. I remember the days when I was dressed as Madonna or Cyndi Lauper as a little girl in the Bronx, ” the Latin singer explained, finishing her look with towering orange stilettos, laughing.

Later that evening, Lopez was honored with the Icon Award, one of the most prestigious awards from the Council of Fashion Designers of America, an organization consisting of nearly 500 fashion designers. In her speech, special thanks went to big names such as Oscar de la Renta, Versace and Gucci. J-Lo called themselves ‘a child in a candy store’ in their designs.

A photo of her ‘orange is the new black’ dress can count on almost a million likes in a few hours via her Instagram account. Doutzen Kroes, Ricky Martin and Khloe Kardashian, among others, walk away with the piece of couture.