Celebrity Jennifer Lopez Jennifer Lopez Wore the Mini Version of an Over the Top Ball Gown She won The People's Icon of 2020 award and gave an inspiring speech. By Alyssa Hardy Alyssa Hardy Instagram Twitter Alyssa Hardy is a fashion and culture writer living in New York City. She was formerly the Fashion News Editor at Teen Vogue and the Senior News Editor at InStyle. She recently launched a newsletter titled "This Stuff," which publishes twice weekly. In each edition, readers find timely commentary on news stories and current events in fashion, along with personal essays and musings on trends and celebrity style, featuring personal anecdotes from Alyssa's life as a fashion insider.Alyssa is a staunch advocate for garment workers' rights, and has a deep passion for educating others about fashion's environmental impact — tones that can be felt throughout 'This Stuff.' Her work has been featured in InStyle, Vogue, NYLON, Refinery29, TeenVogue, Ladygunn, Fashionista, and Allure. She is currently working on her debut book, a non-fiction exploration of ethics in fashion titled 'Worn Out.' InStyle's editorial guidelines Published on November 16, 2020 @ 06:37AM Pin Share Tweet Email Jennifer Lopez was given the People's Icon of 2020 award last night at the People's Choice Awards. The honor celebrated her multi-faceted career from her 1997 role as Selena Quintanilla to this year's Superbowl halftime performance. Of course, it's not enough for Lopez to just accept an award for being one of the greatest, she has to remind us that even in a pandemic red carpet fashion can still be incredible. For the event, the star wore a bright red mini dress designed by Christian Siriano for his spring ’21 collection. She paired the eye-catching dress with a matching clutch and Gianvito Rossi PVC sandals. Jennifer Lopez's Bag Has Something to Say During the ceremony, Lopez gave a powerful speech about her career. "As a Latina and as a woman, we have to work twice as hard to get the opportunities, sometimes my big dreams and my ambitions, it made the people around me nervous," Lopez said. "'You can't be an actress, you're an actress, what you want to sing? You're an artist, you won't be taken seriously as a businesswoman.' The more that they said I couldn't, the more I knew that I had to. So now here I stand so very grateful knowing that the true measure of my success is not in box office numbers or records sold, but from the love that I feel from all of you." She went on, "The true measure is inspiring girls in all ages and all colors, from all over the world, to know you can do whatever want, as many things as you want and to be proud of who you are no matter where you come from. I want them to know your dreams are limited only by your imagination, determination and their willingness to never give up."