Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez AmfAR Inspiration Gala Gown Makes Waves [Photo]

Jennifer Lopez is making waves not just for what she looks like in a clinging Tom Ford dress but also for what she stands for. However, her graceful appearance at Thursday night’s amfAR Inspiration Gala in New York didn’t hurt her message any.

The high-neck, painted-on, sapphire-blue dress from Tom Ford’s spring 2011 collection seemed to emphasize JLo’s seductive curves. Lopez appeared wearing the gown for the fourth annual gala which benefits The Foundation for AIDS Research.

Jennifer Lopez had opened up the day before at the Cable Show convention to talk about her July 18 launch of a new programming set on the NUVOtv network. Although she acknowledged that being a performer will always be her passion, she said that she’s finding new meaning on the other side of the camera:

“There’s a big revolution going on, it’s like a media and cultural revolution of Latinos here in the United States. We’re realizing our power. We’re realizing that we matter here. You know, we’re not just, you know, the guys working behind the scenes in the kitchens and as a plumber.”

Later on Wednesday, she met with political leaders including Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) and Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ).

At 43, she’s at an age that’s traditionally difficult for women in the public eye. However, she isn’t about to slow down:

“It’s a new day for women, it’s a new day for Latinos, it’s a new day.”

Despite the serious message, she looks like she had a great time at last night’s gala. Enjoy a photo of the dress that Jennifer Lopez posted to Instagram:

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A Twitter fan posted one of Lopez’s thoughts in Spanish:

Do you agree that it’s the moment for Latinos? It certainly appears to be yet another moment for Jennifer Lopez.

[Jennifer Lopez Tom Ford blue gown photo courtesy Jennifer Lopez via Instagram]
[Jennifer Lopez top photo by s_bukley /]