300 million records, $1.4 billion in sold-out tours and 64 million records, Madonna has set standards across every music chart and stadium. This singer, songwriter, performer and actress is a chameleon of the entertainment industry. However, her reign does not stop there. While her albums were flying off of the shelves, Madonna has changed the face of pop while always striking a pose.
ICE Today celebrates six decades of the legend’s most iconic looks.
Proving that she had done anything but ‘hung-up’ her reign of the chart, Madonna pranced her way through the MTV Europe Music Awards in Lisbon, donning a disco inspired look. And she did it in fellow legend Prince’s purple hue. The songstress walked down the carpet and gyrated in her video donning a leather bomber jacket, and matching lace up boots.
CARPE DIEM DIVA
Storming an army of gladiators, Madonna proved that she was born to conquer at the 2012 Superbowl Halftime Show. Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci created an architectural statement with the grandeur of Egyptian queens and Roman royalty. Madonna completed the look with her statement fingerless gloves, warrior style embellishment and bespoke headpiece designed by Philip Treacy.
JEAN-PAUL NO FEAR
Pushing the boundaries of style, Gaultier created some of most, shall we say, memorable looks. The most noteworthy of this partnership would have to be the pink cone bra that she adorned during her Blonde Ambition tour. In the 80s, Madonna became infamous for wearing the undergarments as outerwear (perhaps the most infamous since Superman).
The crooner had the best arm candy at the 63rd Annual Academy Awards’ after party. Holding hands with her date, Michael Jackson, Madonna channelled her inner Marilyn. Completely draped in white, she wore a sparkling cupid cut gown with a fur stole and white gloves. But the show-stopper were the $20 million Harry Weinstein diamonds on her neck and arms.
STRUTTING DOWN THE AISLE
Madonna made her mark at the first MTV Video Music Awards as the edgiest bride. She wore a lingerie inspired bridal gown with a hint of punk rock. The singer paired her look with a generous amount of bling, a ‘BOY TOY’ belt, and the then to be immortalised fingerless gloves. Madonna admittedly did her own makeup, stating that nothing was sexier than red lips.
HISTORY FOR THE TAKING
Women of power were rare in history and Marie Antoinette stood for all things defiant and opulent. Therefore, it is no wonder that the Material Girl channelled the French Queen during her epic performance of “Vogue” at the 1990 MTV Music Video Awards. The budding singer would also make her mark in the timeline of music.