Today is Madonna’s birthday. Madonnamas: the day our savior was born. She was born to teach us about cone-bras, rosaries, fingerless gloves, and red strings. Born to preach self-expression through music, words, video, film, performance, Kabbalah and, most importantly, fashion. Today, as someone who has been following her career since before I was born, I will be giving you some of my favourite Madonna fashionspirations of the past thirty years.
5) The Brit Awards (1995)
This gorgeous, silver Versace dress just flowed in smoke and light as she performed “Bedtime Story” for the first and only time live. She looked like a mermaid princess, with long, straight blond hair that went all the way down to her waist. A Mer-Angel, if you will. Just brilliant.
4) The W.E Premiere (2012)
At the premiere of Madonna’s film W.E in New York this year, Madonna looked like a page right out of Vogue (strike a pose). A form-fitted Marchesa masterpiece with sheer shoulders for days. She knows she looks good and she feels sexy for 53.
3) The Cone-Bra (1990)
This iconic piece (which has been repeated in recent years by wannabes) is a timeless Jean-Paul Gaultier piece that Madonna made famous during her Blond Ambition Tour in 1990. I have never been more attracted to breasts in my life.
2) The Re-Invented Cone-Bra (2012)
Madonna asked Gaultier to re-invent the cone-bra for her most recent tour, MDNA. It’s a gorgeous rendition of what cemented Madonna’s place in the fashion world, and she is still rocking it. She looks better than ever, and, yes, I am still attracted to her breasts.
1) The SuperBowl (2012)
Givenchy Haute Couture turned Madonna from pop-goddess to Egyptian-Empress. The expensive, golden shimmer, skin-tight black base with extreme detail in the trim/skirt make for one hell of a gorgeous outfit. That cape is a feast for the eyes, and what about that headpiece? To die for. I’ve never wanted to be an Ancient Egyptian more than when Madonna almost blinded me with this perfect ensemble. What else would there be worth seeing again, anyway?