Jennifer Lopez’s green Versace dress led to the creation of Google image search

Do you know why google image search was created?

American recording artist and actress Jennifer Lopez wore an exotic green Versace silk chiffon dress to the 42nd Grammy Awards ceremony on February 23, 2000. This garment instantly received significant global media coverage, and has been cited along with Elizabeth Hurley’s black Versace dress as one of the most high-profile dresses that made the designer Versace a household name.

Google’s president Eric Schmidt cited the massive attention to this dress as a motivation for the creation of Google Images search. In 2000, Google Search results were limited to simple pages of text with links, but the developers worked on developing this further, realising that an image search was required to answer “the most popular search query” they had seen to date: Jennifer Lopez’s green dress. As a result of this, Google Images search was born.

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