Madonna's Oprah Outfit

10/27/2006 at 06:00 AM ET

While Madonna discussing her unexpected adoption controversy on Oprah, she wasn’t only winning over the audiences’ hearts and minds. She also scored some style points for her onscreen appearance. Demure with soft makeup and curls, Madonna carefully selected a deep blue, pheasant print silk jersey dress from cult British brand ISSA. In fact, an Issa spokesperson tells PEOPLE, “She felt this was the perfect dress for a new mother. She thought the color would look great on camera too.” It turns out that Madonna loves this colorful pheasant print so much she owns six different ISSA dresses with the exact same print (click here for this dress and similar styles to the one she wore, right). No wonder she is a fashion icon– even in the most difficult times, she rises (and dresses) to the occasion. — Monique Jessen

To read more about Madonna’s style on Off The Rack, click here.

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Rob on

I thought it was nice. Nothing earth shattering. I mean we did only get to see it from the chest up.

Amber on

It’s a very nice dress, I like it.

rachel on

i like it!

Jane on

I agree that Madonna looked good for her Oprah interview, but can anyone tell me why she kept looking down?? My take is that she was reading something (a script perhaps?!?)
Additionally, there is something unnerving to me about this adoption. As a young woman with fertility issues, I fully support the adoption of children and hope that I will be so lucky to build my own family through the adoption process. However, there is something horrible about the fact that the poor must give up their children and rich and famous celebrities can come in and act as the savours of the world.
If Madonna really wanted to make a difference, she would have provided David’s father with the means to take care of his son. It seems that the reason David was placed in an orphanage was because his father was poor and could not take care of him NOT because he did not love his son.
There is just something incredibly wrong about the fact that the right to have children and a family appears to be a privilege of the rich. Adopting the children of the poor is not the way to solve this problem. We must lessen the divide between rich and poor. NO ONE NEEDS AS MUCH MONEY AS MADONNA OR OPRAH. Do these celebrities not realize that they are part of the cause for this horrific poverty?? Spread the wealth!!!

Sandra on

This is a really nice dress. I love it. I really hope that she is able to keep David and that all the talk will be over soon. :)

megan on

It’s horrible! She’s the worst dresser, in my opinion. Her hair, her makeup, her everything is not good.

RT on

Can someone tell me why she all of the sudden has an English accent when she says certain words? It was the weirdest thing listening to her speak because it did not seem natural for her to have that accent. Did anyone else notice that?

Courtney on

Preach Jane…but seriously I agree that providing his father with the means to take care of his son would have been a truly loving gesture rather than to keep saying “I am providing David with a life.” His father and mother gave him life and I hope that David still gets to have a relationship with his father and know his culture.

Back to the dress – I like it. This is a good look for Madonna. Mature and stylish. Go M!

Ericka on

She looked great and gorgeous. I wonder if people understand that Madonna supports 6 orphanages and does allot of work for the African Aids children.. and is also creating a center called Millenium to support women and children who have aids. To adopt a child in need is a very generous of her. She will dedicated to this cause for a long time as she wants David to be a spokes person when he grows up… she is committed. Hope other people will emulate her. You could tell she loves that child and its the best thing that has happend to little David. I admire her so much.

rayray on

I agree with Jane’s comments. Indeed, it is nice when a child that has no home can be adopted and taken care of….However, I do agree that this situation is out of control. I feel bad for the father. I also do feel that celebrities can alter laws, politics, ethics, all due to their status in life. Back to fashion, her dress is so-so for that much money. And I think she kept looking down during the interview because either she was reading a script or she was not telling the whole truth. That is why she couldn’t face Oprah directly in her eyes during questioning. That is one sure sign that someone is contemplating what they will say because they have been insructed or are trying to conjure up nontruths.

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