Out of each of Jennifer Lopez‘s eight appearances at the Met Gala, she’s never not knocked it out of the park, so it’s no surprise that her look Monday night — for her ninth time at the iconic ball — was another home run. The Shades of Blue actress wore a pastel blue Valentino cape gown with massive Harry Winston diamond hoop earrings and a Judith Leiber Couture clutch, looking classier than ever.
The Bronx-born actress, singer and dancer had her new beau, former Yankee Alex Rodriguez, in tow wearing a tuxedo by Tom Ford, marking the couple’s first red carpet appearance since going public with their relationship in April. The couple looked happy in love on the red carpet, which doesn’t come as much of a surprise since the two look like they’re on cloud nine each time they’re spotted out together.
Lopez shared a selfie of the couple on Instagram on the way to Metropolitan Museum of Art’s annual gala. “Me and my macho bello… #metball2017 #Valentino,” she wrote.
Just a week ago, Jenny from the Block proclaimed her love for the Bronx Bomber on Instagram, sharing a photo of him post-home run with the caption, “Wow!! #beastmode #bronx #latino #goat” (by “goat” she means “greatest of all time,” a popular acronym used on social media).
In previous years, the glam goddess never played it safe with her looks, which ranged from a stunning custom nude one-shoulder Atelier Versace illusion gown in 2015 to a semi-mohawk pompadour hairstyle for 2013’s punk theme worn with a reptile-print Michael Kors gown.
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“Whenever you see a picture of Jennifer, the handbag matches, the shoes work and the hair is perfect for the look she’s doing,” the Shades of Blue star’s stylist Rob Zangardi previously told PEOPLE. “She always gets excited about bright colors, because they flatter her complexion.”
In Lopez’s earlier years at the Met Gala, the star kept her looks more conservative, instead opting for more classic, Old Hollywood vibes, including Marilyn Monroe-inspired hair looks in 2007 and 2008.
And it looks like she’s definitely returning to that retro style this year.
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