Jennifer Lopez’s latest music video for her song ‘In The Morning’ is a scene of pure ethereal mysticism. The multi-talented star has raised the bar for music video aesthetics and her glamourous costumes are no different, with an array of fantastical outfits floating between a futuristic mermaid and a bare-skinned angel.
Two of J-LO’s long time standing fashion stylists; Mariel Haenn and Rob Zangardi (@Marielhaenn, @Robzangardi) had a large role in the execution of Lopez’ high fashion in the music video, with an array of pictures being posted on the stylists’ Instagram pages depicting the BTS of the video and the technicalities that were involved with the outfits.
The beginning of the video illustrates mid-air floating J-LO enveloped in a sheer ombre gown, by Dutch couture designer Iris Van Herpen. The colours of the dress are beautifully illuminated by the stage lighting that gives the effect of J-LO surrounded by a celestial light.
Other looks in the video featured a chromatic silver tin foil top and skirt drape co-ord by a collaborative effort between Graham Cruz and Lever Couture, as well as a white figure tight ‘mummified’ gown that oozed glamour, by Marco Marco.
In addition to this, we see J-LO envisioned as an angel fallen from the Heavens with gigantic, feathered angel wings, complemented with her bare skin. This stripped-back look paid homage to both J-LO’s infamous curves as well as a reference to a shoot she did with fashion photographer Tony Turan back in 1999.
Saving the best to last, the final fashion scene that blesses our eyes is the several foot high Valentino feathered coat designed by the fashion house’ creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli, accompanied by a crystal clad cage mask by Peruvian designer Marianna Harutunian which left the music mogul sparkling.
The out-of-this-world aesthetic conveyed in the ‘In The Morning’ video is described by J-LO on her official Instagram page as “full of symbolism about a dark one-sided relationship and the realization that you can’t change anyone else… you can only change yourself,”. The lyrics to the song have an element of relatability and familiarity to so many who have experienced the life lessons of heartbreak and self-love, which J-LO further pays homage to on her Instagram with the encouraging words to “Grow your own wings and walk away from anyone or anything that doesn’t truly value all you have to offer”
Check out the music video below:
Words by Sophia Zenonos