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Jennifer Lopez Sobs During Met Gala Fitting After Tailor & BFF Luigi Massi's Death

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May. 8 2019, Updated 9:44 p.m. ET

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Jennifer Lopez may have shined in a now-iconic Versace silver fringed-out dress at the 2019 Met Gala on May 6, but the story behind it is a sad one. In her newest YouTube video, J.Lo showed fans her Met Gala dress fitting as she cried for her late friend and Versace designer, Luigi Massi. He created her gorgeous gown and the actress remembered her dear friend as she wore it.

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In the behind-the-scenes video, Jennifer, 49, became emotional as she tried on the dress.

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"We’re saddened this year and cried during our first fitting, putting on this gown,” the Second Act star sobbed in the video. “Knowing Luigi was making this gown when he passed away. It’s difficult, but at the same time it’s also a celebration of his work.”

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After getting dressed for the party, J.Lo told her crew who helped her get ready, "Good job everybody. It only took seven hours." She held a tissue and started tearing up.

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Luigi passed away at the age of 56 on April 2, due to a heart attack. Jennifer and Luigi were good friends for over 20 years.

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The "Jenny from the Block" singer previously opened up about her friend in another YouTube video last month.

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“He passed away in the middle of making my Met Ball gown and I was one of the first people that they called because we had such an amazing time creating looks for me and they know how much I loved him and how much fun we had,” she weeped.

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