Jennifer Lopez tributes the Bronx for her 2019 CFDA Style Icon Award

Jennifer Lopez closed out the 2019 CFDA awards on Monday night after being honored with the Style Icon award.

New CFDA chairman, Tom Ford, opened up about the 50-year-old entertainer as he presented her with the award, reminding the audience that it was her iconic plunging Versace dress from the 2000 Grammys that was the sole reason Google launched Google Images. 

"It was the most popular search query we had ever seen. But we had no surefire way of getting users exactly what they wanted: J. ­Lo wearing that dress. Google Image Search was born,” Google's executive chairman Eric Schmidt  once said.

Lopez graced the stage at the Brooklyn Museum to accept her award in a vibrant orange Ralph Lauren set, featuring a crystalized crop top and ball skirt, that she chose as a way to pay homage to her home of the Bronx.

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“It’s an honor to be recognized by some of the most talented artists and designers in the world for simply doing what you love—thank you. I grew up in the Bronx—some of you may have heard [laughs]. So, of course, I had to wear Ralph Lauren tonight, [who is] also from the Bronx! I know he understands a girl’s love of crop tops, ponytails, sparkles, and a little drama," she said.

"Growing up there in the ’80s gave me my first fashion influences. As a girl I didn’t have a lot of clothes, but I would cut up my sweatshirts and jeans and make miniskirts out of them, and I’d try to be like my idols—Madonna, Cyndi Lauper. I was also influenced by the people in my neighborhood and the explosion of hip-hop at that time. Being in the epicenter of that—the baggy jeans and the shell-toe Adidas and the Timberland boots and lots and lots and lots of jewelry. Too much jewelry was not enough jewelry. Some things never change. And of course my hoops; I can’t forget my signature hoops!"

Towards the end of her speech, J.Lo made it a point to give credit to all of the artists who have helped shaped her look and style. She paid tribute to iconic hairstylist, Oribe Canales, who passed away last December at the age of 62.

“We lost two of those great artists, Kevyn Aucoin [in 2002] and Oribe this year, who helped turn me from an around-the-way girl to a girl who could grace a magazine cover. Together we created the most iconic looks, and I’m forever grateful. Tonight I’m dedicating this award to them."

Lopez's win is in the company of Sarah Jessica Parker, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Kate Moss, Lady Gaga, Pharrell Williams -- who are all past recipients of the Icon Award.

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 03: Jennifer Lopez attends the CFDA Fashion Awards at the Brooklyn Museum of Art on June 03, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 03: Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez attends the CFDA Fashion Awards at the Brooklyn Museum of Art on June 03, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 03: Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen attend the 2019 CFDA Fashion Awards- Arrivals at Brooklyn Museum on June 03, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
Gigi Hadid attends the CFDA Fashion Awards at the Brooklyn Museum on Monday, June 3, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 03: Bella Hadid attends the CFDA Fashion Awards at the Brooklyn Museum of Art on June 03, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 03: Emily Ratajkowski attends the 2019 CFDA Fashion Awards- Arrivals at Brooklyn Museum on June 03, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 03: Jenna Bush attends the CFDA Fashion Awards at the Brooklyn Museum of Art on June 03, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 03: Ashley Graham attends the 2019 CFDA Fashion Awards at the Brooklyn Museum of Art on June 03, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/WireImage)
Lily Aldridge attends the CFDA Fashion Awards at the Brooklyn Museum on Monday, June 3, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 03: Shailene Woodley attends the 2019 CFDA Fashion Awards at the Brooklyn Museum of Art on June 03, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 03: Lili Reinhart attends the CFDA Fashion Awards at the Brooklyn Museum of Art on June 03, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/FilmMagic,)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 03: Heidi Klum at CFDA awards on June 3, 2019 in New York City (Photo by J. Lee/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 03: Camila Morrone attends the 2019 CFDA Fashion Awards at the Brooklyn Museum of Art on June 03, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/WireImage)
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 03: Laura Harrier attends the 2019 CFDA Fashion Awards- Arrivals at Brooklyn Museum on June 03, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 03: Winnie Harlow attends the CFDA Fashion Awards at the Brooklyn Museum of Art on June 03, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 03: Antoni Porowski attends the CFDA Fashion Awards at the Brooklyn Museum of Art on June 03, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 03: Halima Aden attends the 2019 CFDA Fashion Awards- Arrivals at Brooklyn Museum on June 03, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 03: Hamish Bowles attends the 2019 CFDA Fashion Awards- Arrivals at Brooklyn Museum on June 03, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 03: Barbara Palvin attends the 2019 CFDA Fashion Awards- Arrivals at Brooklyn Museum on June 03, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 03: Alek Wek attends the CFDA Fashion Awards at the Brooklyn Museum of Art on June 03, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 03: Virgil Abloh attends the 2019 CFDA Fashion Awards at The Brooklyn Museum on June 3, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 03: Teyana Taylor attends the 2019 CFDA Fashion Awards- Arrivals at Brooklyn Museum on June 03, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 03: Tom Ford attends the 2019 CFDA Fashion Awards at the Brooklyn Museum of Art on June 03, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/WireImage)
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 03: Amber Valletta attends the CFDA Fashion Awards at the Brooklyn Museum of Art on June 03, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 03: Sarah Flint (L) and Ella Hunt attend the 2019 CFDA Fashion Awards- Arrivals at Brooklyn Museum on June 03, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 03: Kat Graham attends the CFDA Fashion Awards at the Brooklyn Museum of Art on June 03, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 03: Julia Restoin Roitfeld attends the 2019 CFDA Fashion Awards- Arrivals at Brooklyn Museum on June 03, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 03: Doutzen Kroes attends the 2019 CFDA Fashion Awards- Arrivals at Brooklyn Museum on June 03, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 03: Hannah Ferguson attends the CFDA Fashion Awards at the Brooklyn Museum of Art on June 03, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/FilmMagic,)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 03: Nadine Leopold attends the CFDA Fashion Awards at the Brooklyn Museum of Art on June 03, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 03: June Ambrose attends the 2019 CFDA Fashion Awards- Arrivals at Brooklyn Museum on June 03, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 03: Cindy Bruna attends the CFDA Fashion Awards at the Brooklyn Museum of Art on June 03, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 03: Tory Burch attends the 2019 CFDA Fashion Awards- Arrivals at Brooklyn Museum on June 03, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
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