The Queen of Pop flexes her outrageous style on stage and on the red carpet
We’re so psyched to catch Madonna this month at her Rebel Heart Tour (which you can win tickets to in our Madonna Rebel Heart Tour giveaway!) and can’t wait to dress up for a night of dancing to her top hits! The Queen of Pop has always been known for her outrageous outfits, so of course we had to check out her top looks throughout her career. At her age (57!), she’s definitely still got it and we’re not complaining!
Top Spot: The Cone Bra
The iconic cone bra corset designed by Jean Paul Gaultier first made its debut (and many Halloween costume copies thereafter) at the 1990 Blond Ambition Tour in Japan. It’s been rumoured to now cost over US$50,000 at a recent auction, and the French designer has also revisited the design to create different versions for Madonna’s past concerts! The cage cone bra (above, middle) was fully made of leather for the singer’s 2012 MDNA Concert Tour in Tel Aviv as a throwback to her Blond Ambition days. How’s that for timeless?
Honourable Mention: 1984 MTV Video Music Awards
Who could forget the deceptively sweet all-white getup that Madonna wore to the 1984 MTV Video Music Awards? She’s pioneered the cutesy-grunge style, nailing this outfit complete with a heart-adorned tutu skirt and matching lace corset and gloves. Plus, the over-accessorising gave a nod to the rebel Madonna look everyone has come to know and love!
Honourable Mention: 1999 Grammy Awards
Jean Paul Gaultier and Madonna came together once again to design this extravagant silk kimono that she wore to the 1999 Grammy Awards, which was also featured in her video for Nothing Really Matters. Going full-on geisha with red lips and strong pink blush and eyeshadow, we say bravo to her blunt haircut and hypnotising performance!
Honourable Mention: 2015 Grammy Awards
The superstar sent the whole social media universe in a frenzy when she turned up at the 2015 Grammy’s in this matador outfit by Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy. Among the “What was she thinking?!” and “Okay she’s gone overboard this time,” we have to say we were way too distracted by how flawless she looked to realise she may have just taken a leather whip out (plus that flash of booty was a whole other story!). She was 56 at the time. This woman doesn’t age!