Madonna's Tour Look: Sticky, Sweet And High Fashion

08/05/2008 at 04:03 PM ET

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The chances of Madonna coming out with a new look for her tour may be the safest odds we’ve ever taken — but we’ve still been on pins and needles waiting to see it. Her Madgesty’s long-time costume designer, Arianne Phillips gave a sneak peek to WWD of the costumes for the Sticky & Sweet tour launching this month, and it’s a treasure trove of high-end design styles! Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci contributed several outfits, while Tom Ford provided bespoke suits for the band. Miu Miu and Stella McCartney are responsible for shoes, Moschino for the sunglasses, and sundry other pieces are coming from Yves Saint Laurent, Roberto Cavalli and Jeremy Scott. The first set of costumes reference both gangsta style and Art Deco with the pieces from Givenchy. Phillips tells WWD, “She’s not afraid of being hard.” Next up, ’80s-inspired pieces with vintage Keith Haring prints, gypsy costumes from Givenchy, and ending with a futuristic rave with a Japanese touch. As for Madonna’s affiliation with the young Tisci for her costumes, Phillips explains “Riccardo’s a new young talent. If you look at Madonna’s history with fashion, that makes him an obvious choice.” We say what’s so exciting about Madonna is that nothing is ever the obvious choice. Click here to see the sketches and read more from Arianne Phillips on

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Amy on

A mix between a 12 year old “punk” girl and death iteself. Nice Madonna.

Nadine on

I don’t get why people keep saying that she should dress her age….why do 50-year-olds have to dress a certain way anyway? Madge still looks great wearing what she does



Laurie on

Madonna is the greatest. As for her age, who cares!!!!!! People are so comsumed with a woman’s age. It is crazy. It is sad that we live in a society that bases everything on looks and how old a woman is. As Madonna says, don’t discriminate against color, race or age!!!!

Ollie on

Yes, that comment is interesting given the fact that she is now practically a senior citizen!

Pinky on

Oh leave Madge alone. She will be reaping the benefits of her retirement years soon enough…. and probably bear a strong resemblance to….. Who’s that one that plays on 101 Dalmations?

Jo Jo on

I say out with the old and in with the new.

5280 on

Madonna is passe…who cares what she is wearingon her overpriced tour. She needs a decent album…

Julie on

This look is getting old…and so is Madonna. Nothing sadder than an old girl trying to look like a dominatrix. REAL women grow old gracefully, not sadomasichistically.


i cant wait 2 c that tour here becuase she comming 2 latin america yeah!!!!!!!!!!!

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