Madonna fashion icon. Happy(belated) birthday Madonna .Since today is Madonnna's 59th birthday it's time to look at the material girl as a fashion icon. . At this point let me tell you that I am a rather new convert to the Madonna fan club. Of course you all know that I a contemporary of the Queen of pop. I was never a huge fan and was sometimes even critical , I will say I always admired her fashion and style.
Therefore It wasn't until several years ago that I had the opportunity see this super star live in concert. At this point my opinion changed . I was blown away . Furthermore I have asked and received forgiveness from my partner and others for not lauding this great talent sooner. Madonna is the ultimate fashion icon .I will now attempt to make public my contrition.
MADONNA FASHION ICON
Above all else to me Madonna has earned the title of Fashion Icon . Arguably, Madonna is a legendary entertainer both vocally and visually. In fact it goes without saying that Madonna has the talent to create and recreate herself like no other.
While the superstar does not design, her own clothes she is in control of every element that makes up her visual style. Hence her stage costumes are works of art . Since designing is often a solitary endeavor , it is fabulous to see such great collaborations. For example Madonna's wardrobe has been created through partnerships with the greatest of the design world. Ultimately it is a list of the who's who of fashion designers , Thierry Mugler, Jean Paul Gauthier, Christian Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, Louis Vuitton, Gucci ,Marchesa , and Givenchy .Therefore I apologize for any names I missed but I make my point.
Furthermore let' s explore explore these iconic looks by decade.
Madonna Fashion Icon -1980's
When you think about clothes worn in the 80s, what is the most popular style that comes to mind? Madonna. The pop icon was discovered and elevated to her most popular days in the 1980’s. Her style was the most copied and sought after look. After all, Madonna was omnipresent in 80s culture, appearing on TV in many music videos, on the big screen in movies, on cassettes in every home and car, and in concert.
Madonna had many looks during the 80s. Her ability to perpetually re-style herself has certainly contributed to the longevity of her career. One was her most iconic looks from the 80s was the wavy hair with highlights. Girls went to the salons in droves to get the “poodle” looking perms so their hair was wavy too. They pulled it up in bows like she did to copy her look in the Borderline video and movie, “Desperately Seeking Susan.” A black tank top, skirt, dirty bleached blonde hair and an attitude.
In my opinion seeing Madonna as Marilyn Monroe in Material Girl was one of her best looks of the 80s. She ended the decade with her first looks of exposed lingerie that changed fashion forever.
Madonna Fashion Icon - 1990'S
While looking at the fashion of Madonna I look to the 1990's. Into the 90s Madonna continued to push cultural boundaries. In 1990 the pope called for a ban on her sexually charged performances. This was the time that her most iconic look was seen, the cone-shaped bra designed by Jean-Paul Gauthier . In 1993 with the release of her album Erotica and her book Sex Madonna wore military uniforms , s&m bondage clothing and many outlandish costumes.
Throughout the 90s , fans continued to look to Madonna for edgy fashion. Her appearance on the MTV Awards for her performance of Vogue in a extravagant Marie Antoinette costume. While onstage Madonna pushed the envelope and off stage she relished wearing the best looks of all the biggest designers .
Madonna Fashion Icon 2000 to the Present
Since the fashion world changes and evolves every season so does Madonna. No doubt I am not the first or the last to the call the pop star a chameleon. For me to call someone a fashion icon they need to have style and longevity Madonna has both . Accordingly style is that elusive thing that we can't describe . However we can recognize it and pay homage to it's awesomeness.
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MADONNA FASHION ICON - IN CONCLUSION
Finally. darlings I think I have made my point that one of the greatest fashion icons of today is Madonna. I hope through showing her first 3 decades , you agree with me , that fashion has few greater stars than Madonna. Above all else Madonna's style story is a collaboration between her and some great designers. Darlings please leave me some comments and shop the great Madonna inspired fashion . Ciao for now Jandrew