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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Adrymala on

LOVE the dress- but what’s up with the roots? The worst part about her reading her “script”- which were most likely notes from her lawyer on how to answer the questions Oprah was going to ask (because you know they gave her the questions prior to that interiew)- was looking at the inch and a half of rootjob undone.

Adrymala on

Last little comment – anyone else annoyed that Guy Ritchie wasn’t part of this interview? Isn’t he an intergral part of the adoption – NOT JUST MADONNA! Why doesn’t People interview HIM!

night on

Poor or not, David’s father gave him up. End of story. One does not give ones child away to an orphanage only to pick them up later when one is financially sound. It is called an orphanage. Poor does not mean ignorant, and this man had to know that the risk of placing a child in an orphanage is that he might be adopted. The woman adopting just happened to be rich. When dad found out this woman is rich and famous, all of a sudden he became ignorant of what an orphanage is? All of a sudden he did not understand what it meant to put one’s child in such a place? Somehow I can’t believe this to be true. David’s father gambled with his parental rights by giving away his child. He lost, and is now trying to cash in on the rich and famous lady.
As for the dress. Who cares what this woman spends her money on…she is an old washed up has been…and a hag. Lets make her go away by ignoring her.

cc on

Unless you’ve lived abroad for a long time it is hard to understand the influence the local accent has on your “native” accent. Vocabulary is also instinctively adapted so that you integrate in your environment and people understand you better. It’s normal, it’s natural. No big deal. No point on picking on her for sounding British.
What is the problem with her adopting a child? Because she is a celebrity she should save the world and has no right to fulfill her own wishes and instincts? Because she is rich she is obliged to help in the ways we think she should be helping and not how she wishes to help so that our hearts can be content? Is she less appropriate as a mother? Would she not be able to provide the child with love, attention, care, a family, education, health assistance, etc.? Is she not already helping many people through her organizations? I don’t think anyone in their right witt can’t see that this child’s opportunities are exponentially better than had Madonna simply helped his father take care of him. He did not even want the kid back. He seems to be content to see him periodically, period.
I am sure she was indeed being coached throughout the interview–and likely reading her speech. She had to! Every little word she says, any little step she takes, everywhich way her eyes look, whatever she does, wears, is object of comments and criticism and ripping apart. I’d say let her be a mom to this child. When he is grown, I am sure he’ll know his roots and hopefully will follow suit in helping his birth country.

Sandra on

Yeah Adrymala, that does seem weird that Guy Richie is never inculded in interviews about this adoption. Strange…Isn’t it?

Kristin on

Roots were hiedous, dress was nice. But come oin she was spending all of her time in Malawi savfing the villlage to get her hair done for the interview, right? If her efforts are truly sincere great, but something leads me to beileve that is not the case. Too many oddities about all of this. Of course she had to read a script she interviews all next week- lawyers need to make sure her story is consistent…

Andrea on

The dress is O.K., but her hair needs a touch up. She has some major roots going on. On top of that it looks matted. I think she also needs some blush or something. She looks like a corpse.

Keisha` on

It was cute and sheek on her! Its finally nice to see her looking appropriate and like a mother!

Norah on

I completely agree with Jane, she couldn’t of said it better. Madonna….how much is she worth? All she really cares about is HER family.

Just to clear up RT’s question about Madonna’s so called English accent. Since Madonna has been living in London….apparently she has “picked up” then English accent. This is why she says some words with the accent. Honestly, I do not think it is possible for a GROWN WOMAN (who has spoken with the American accent her WHOLE life) to suddenly pick up an accent of where she has been living for period of time. Anyway, thats what I heard about her accent.

Heather on

I think she’s pretty…she kept looking down bc she was looking at Oprah on her moniter in front of her.

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