‘s image over her long career has been consistently creative – and her on-stage persona proves it best of all. Long before the likes of Lady Gaga
were turning their wardrobes into veritable works of wearable art, Madge was breaking boundaries with her often controversial costumes.
Frequently collaborating with fashion’s top names, Madonna’s working wardrobe runs the designer gamut from Jean Paul Gaultier
to Riccardo Tisci
, Alexander Wang
and Jeremy Scott
. Her professional relationship with Jean Paul Gaultier has been the most fruitful of all, not least thanks to that show-stopping, conical-breasted creation from the Blond Ambition
tour in 1990. A truly iconic costume if ever there was one.
The corset has remained a constant weapon in her sartorial arsenal, but reinvented with near religious fervour: the 2014 Christian Lacroix
version, bejewelled and blue, was worn with over-the-knee, lace-up boots, while Jeremy Scott reinterpreted it with “Material Girl”-requisite Swarovski
crystals in 2009. To mark her 60th birthday on August 16, Vogue
looks back at her most memorable on-stage outfits.