Madonna's Over-the-Top Super Bowl Looks: All the Details!

02/06/2012 at 12:00 PM ET

Madonna Halftime Show Super Bowl 2012
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Her halftime show scored mixed reviews (full disclosure: we loved it!) but Madonna‘s Super Bowl Sunday style was a total touchdown. The Material Girl performed a series of hits in an elaborate black-and-gold wardrobe made by Givenchy’s Ricardo Tisci (accented with megawatt earrings by Bulgari) and seamlessly transitioned between looks.

Madonna started her performance in a gold cape hand-embroidered with gold metal cut-out pieces, studs, crystals, sequins and paillettes, lined in a leopard-print chiffon. She paired that with a gold, crystal-covered hat. She then changed — on stage! — into a black mini-dress (top left) with a black python hand-studded and hand-embroidered belt with removable matching flaps. (The guys of LMFAO — who wore Beats by Dr. Dre headphones studded with 114 carats of Graff diamonds — peeled that off of her after their cameo.)

For the “Like a Prayer” finale — which featured Cee Lo Green — the singer covered up in a silk cady black coat hand-embroidered with black sequins and micro pearls (top right). Throughout the performance, she also wore hand-embroidered nappa leather gloves and killer black boots.

Madonna Halftime Show Super Bowl 2012
Courtesy Givenchy

According to a release, “Madonna’s legendary music met Ricardo Tisci’s codes in what seemed to be the most perfect way.” And the designer himself was pleased with the results. “Following my collaboration with Madonna on her last tour three years ago, it is a great honor for me to be part of yet another historical and iconic moment.”

He continues, “People say everything has a limit, but limits do not exist with Madonna. I am so happy that, after being busy in other scenes, she decided to go back on a music stage. Not only to bring us music, but also to make such a statement of performance and fashion.” Tell us: What did you think of Madonna’s Super Bowl style? And did you enjoy her performance?


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Lisa on

She does look amazing at her age. She is in great shape and looks healthier than Ive seen in a long time. The only thing that disturbed me is I think she looked a little nervous and stiff in those boots! She moved a little slovver and gingerly than I have seen her in the past. Maybe that slip at the beginning messed her up?

Guest on

Boring halftime show. I thought it lacked energy – Madonna didn’t move well – she looked like she was afraid she would fall down, which she almost did at one point, song choice was lackluster, and except for the costumes and lighting effects, it didn’t have that WOW factor.

fanofboardwalkempire on

I thought that the half-time show lived up to all the hype- It was over the top- Very Madonna and very entertainging which was the whole point of having Madonna perform! The costumes that Madonna wore were awesome!

Christina on

I loved it! She killed it and she showed pure joy up on that stage!

pammigyrl on

If u dont know who madonna is then do the research before u make an opinion . she is 53 she never went away she has always been and will always b , she is the queen ! she has done EVERYTHING already that the lil pop divas r doiun today been there done that already , madonna is fresh and sexy and ready to shut u all up again ! as she has been for years . did u hear of young and dumb ??? hmmm she invited those other acts on for a surprize , great show , hail to the forever material girl .

Jennifer on

I loved her show! i think for her age and whats shes gone through a recent injury she was near flawless. I also think it was one of the best half time shows in a long time!

SEM on

Granny needs to put it away, no one wants to see a 55 year old woman flashing her crotch. She’s become pathetic in her attempts to keep up with the 20 year olds and stay relevant…

lorelei51h on

One of the best performances I have seen in a long time. It was truly enjoyable and quintessential Madonna. The song with Cee Lo was extraordinary.

M Finucan on

This was the best super bowl half time show EVER!
As far as I’m concerned, the MIA gesture meant nothing to me, it was all about performance and it
was SUPER!! Great job Madonna and friends!!

RobertSean on

Madonna did a horrible performance. It was lip synched and the dancing was weak. It was good to see she still isn’t original. Complete rip off of Kylie Minogue’s Aphrodite tour.

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