So just how did Madonna's on-stage piece come to be?
'My dear friend works closely with her team so she put us in touch,' Private Party founder and designer Patrick Monahan told Pret-a-Reporter via text after the fest. 'After Drake released the 'Big as Madonna' track on his new album, we immediately knew it was something we wanted to make for her. We passed along the idea and her team loved it.'
The muscle tank is currently available on shopprivateparty.com for $52 a pop (an 'Only Here for Drake' sweatshirt goes for $79).
Looking back through his four decades of creations he recalls the surprising origin of the bustier that first made him a household name in the U.S. - when a certain pop star from Michigan wore it on her 'Blond Ambition' tour in 1990.
'It was not Madonna who wore my first conical bra, it was Nana my Teddy Bear. And when I was six, I wanted to have a doll, but my parents didn't find it politically correct for a boy,' he said.
Madonna is still very much in his heart - and he defended her against ageist criticism that her fall in this year's Brit Awards showed that, at 56 years old, she should be hanging up her pointy bra once and for all.
'Why do they attack her because of her age, and they don't do it to men?' he asked.
'She got up as if it was nothing and to fall must have hurt a lot. She could have killed herself,' he said. 'She's a miracle because, well, she's Madonna.'
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This is the fourth time Madonna has been the face of Versace and she said: 'It's always exciting to be dressed head to toe in Versace and experience first-hand Donatella's vivid imagination and passion that she has created for this collection.'
Donatella commented: 'Madonna is one of the true icons of Versace. I am thrilled to have my friend and the most powerful and directional artist as the face of Versace for Spring 2015.'
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It features various costumes from Madonna's tours - from Blond Ambition to MDNA.
The exhibition will visit Rotterdam next from 10 February: www.kunsthal.nl
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You just designed the costumes for Madonna’s MDNA tour - is there a different process in designing those costumes compared with the ones on display here today?
In a way the conversation is very similar. I’ve worked with [Madonna] for 15 years and this is my fifth tour. Working on the film was unique because she was behind the camera with me and that was really great. She is a really aesthetically rigorous and curious person, really forward-thinking and always pushing herself.
I feel like I’m so grateful for the opportunity to have been with her on this journey for the past 15 years and to get to do so many diverse things. She’s such a prolific artist and to be able to collaborate with her in all of these different disciplines is an incredible opportunity that isn’t lost on me. I don’t take it for granted; it’s really been an exceptional experience.
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Madonna was wearing a stunning star-spangled Stella McCartney gown.
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At the entrance there are giant pictures of Madonna displayed from the latest D&G campaign - to get a feeling of how big they are you can see the information monitors above the photo display.
At the end of the hall is another giant Madonna photo from the MDG sunglasses campaign. Truly stunning to see, worth a visit to the airport.
Maybe they should rename the airport in Milan Madonna airport!
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You thought you saw and read the full Madonna for Dolce&Gabbana fall-winter story, thanks to Swide check out a very special episode. Beautifully dressed and following the Italian family theme of the campaign, la Donna is giving her lowdown on how to wear unique tailored clothing at all occasions even the most unexpected ones. Indeed, you never know who will ring at the door while you are tidying up the house. Always prepared, always glamorous, as shown by Madonna, femininity and sensuality do not belong to specific time slots: it is a permanent state of dressing.
Photo credits: Steven Klein for Dolce&Gabbana.
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Look at the amazing shots of Steven Klein at work for the AW 10-11 campaign with an exceptional Madonna captured while striking a pose or just naturally making one that fits perfectly in the story.
Beauty can be captured in many different ways, the only difference resides in the angle with which we want to tell it. The movements of the backstage give us the full tale of how Steven Klein created the AW 10-11 adv campaign and not only.
What we see is what surrounded them while in the process of putting together perfect images, the atmosphere, the mood, Madonna, are preciously framed out of 'the' picture.
The much expected advertising campaign starring Madonna and shot by Steven Klein for AW10/11 is revealed in full.
Steven Klein captured frames of life, entered the home of a proud family, and put Madonna at the heart of it, breathing dignity and poise.
Scenes that evoke tenderness, at times true happiness found in moments we capture in an impromptu, or a profound sense of pride and solidarity between family members.
Madonna is the light at the centre of the family axis, she is the story, the point of gravity to which all other members attract.
She is cajoled, protected, glorified, her sun-touched hair piercing through the black and white background.
An incredible way to swift through a tale and start thinking of winter with a sense of warmth.
Pictures: Dolce & Gabbana / Steven Klein
And these two pictures below were taken by madonnalicious reader Ruslan.
It was very comfortable. She walked in the room, and I’m a big Madonna fan so I was expecting it to be nervewracking but she walked in and it was totally fine. I felt like her son for the day, I was supposed to be her son in the ad campaign actually.
She was just so nice to me, it wasn’t like I was some random kid, she really treated me with respect and I truly respected her for that. She’s such a superstar but she treats you as though you’re on the same level. It was really incredible and she’s just a very nice, sweet person. I was pleasantly surprised.
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The biggest presentations of Material Girl will be at the Macy's stores in Herald Square, State Street in Chicago, Union Square in San Francisco, South Coast Plaza in Orange County and Dadeland in Miami. Another 75 stores will have significantly sized shops, with the remaining 120 showcasing a more moderate assortment.
Madonna is not the centerpiece of the marketing campaign supporting the launch. Rather, the most visible face of the brand in advertising and marketing materials will be the for-now-anonymous young television actress and singer. She appears mostly hidden from view in teaser ads that break this week in celebrity weeklies, cinema, outdoors in New York and San Francisco and on the Macy's Herald Square JumboTron. Her identity will be revealed in the coming weeks closer to the launch date.
'Madonna handpicked this girl,' said Dari Marder, chief marketing officer at Iconix. 'She really embodies who the Material Girl is.'
New advertising with the unveiled actress will break at the end of July in celebrity weeklies and the September issues of fashion titles such as Teen Vogue, Seventeen, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, InStyle, Nylon and Paper. The campaign also will include cinema spots, outdoor, radio and online components.
All the campaign images were photographed last month in a studio and on the streets of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Lola helped style the shoot and Madonna stepped in and photographed some of the pictures herself.
The celebrity face of Material Girl will attend the national retail launch of the line at Herald Square on Tuesday 03 August, standing in for Madonna and Lourdes, who will not be present.
The winner of the competition to meet Madonna and Lourdes will do so at an event at Macy's Herald Square in New York on Wednesday 22 September.
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For autumn winter 2010-2011, Dolce&Gabbana tells us a black and white story celebrating the power of charisma framed by the faces of a glorious Italian family.
This winter's Dolce&Gabbana womenswear advertising campaign is like a family photo album where dignity, beauty find all their ways of expression: an impromptu tango in the living room, a heartfelt laughter luminescent in form, faces, serious, proud.
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