Madonna - Fashion's All in the Family

03/01/2007 at 06:00 AM ET

She’s one of the world’s biggest fashion stars, but the Material Girl hates to shop. It’s true: “I’ve never liked shopping — I don’t like going into a store and going through racks,” Madonna tells the British edition of Elle. “So I’m happy to have girls who do it for me. What’s wrong with me?” But even still, she’s surrounded by fashion-conscious family members. “I like it when my husband wears suits and I tell him that on a regular basis,” Madonna says. Does he listen? “Yes, he does. He’s very obedient in the clothing department!” Her kids are another story. Though daughter Lourdes, 10, is modeling and testing the prototypes for Madonna’s children’s clothing line, a tie-in with her English Roses book series, she has her own outfit of choice. “My daughter is going through a phase of wearing jeans that are so tight she can’t bend her knees in them. I have a go at her and say, ‘Can’t you wear something else? You have a closet full of clothes and you wear the same pants every day. And please wear a belt because I don’t want to see your butt crack when you bend over.’ ” Likewise, her 6-year-old son, Rocco, “never wants to take off his Gap army fatigue pants. They both wear the same thing over and over again.” Guess they learned that from Mom.

Photo: Gareth Cattermole/Getty

FILED UNDER: Lourdes Leon , Madonna
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Nighthag on

I’m surprised that she is telling her daughter to dress better considering what she herself used to wear. I realize she is only 10 but maybe she is just wearing her clothes just like mommy did.

Elda on

I’m so happy for Madonna and her family, i wish them the very best along with their new arrival!

rachel b. on

Madonna only know’s how to dress herself and husband. What happened to her kids? Her daughter could use a hair trim and her son is wearing black pants, sneakers and a winter coat…They don’t look like rock star kids!

Dawn on

Let’s remember Fingerless Gloves, leggins and big lacey skirts and bustier Tops. Now 30 yrs later ok 25 She’s english royalty. Thank God my Daughter understands if you can’t bend in them you can’t leave the house in them.

RealBlondsRule on

Her husband looks like he has a fencepost sticking up his behind.

Alice on

Her daughter is such a pretty little girl.

KD on

I’ve listened to Madonna’s music since I was five. I love her.

Her family is so cute.

patty on

Who is Madonna’s real dad? Why is nothing ever said about him? Does she see her real father?

Patty on

Who is Lourdes real dad? Did she buy him off?

Nighthag on

Patty: I think he was her exercise coach at the time. I think she did buy him off though.

Dawn on

Lourdes dad is some cuban hip hop dancer you seen him with madonna the whole time she was pregant then soon after she had the baby, they broke up and never see him again. I’m thinking Sperm Donor.

Mary on

I don’t know *where* you got the cuban hip-hop dancer thing from, but Lourdes’s dad is Carlos Leon, who was Madonna’s personal trainer at the time. I guess now he’s an actor.

I’ve seen pics of Carlos and Lourdes together when she was younger.

Anyways I’m glad Madonna is raising her kids right. Lourdes is only 10 years old. Any good mother (regardless of history) knows better than to let their little girls dress like a tramp.

Dawn on

Personal Trainer maybe today but back in 94 when she was using him he was a hip hop dancer then personal trainer when he became her boy toy.

oaitch on

i too remember seeing pics of Lourdes and her dad when she was younger. I guess visitations are difficult when your kid lives in another country. Maybe she talks to him… Madonna needs to check that tight jeans thing. She’s only 10 — too young to be skanky. Its amazing to see how much Lourdes looks like her mom

O'Wryly on

Odd that the “family” is rarely photographed with their newest member … guess the little guy is no longer newsworthy … how typically “star” like to relegate him to the background.

Rob on

Good for her! BUT for some reason to me she seems like she’s lost her edge now that she’s a wife and mother. But hey you can’t be in your 20’s and in a boostier forever. Cute family and it really seems to be working out for all. Maodonna seems to be a strick yet loving mother. Rocco seems like he has issues. Lourdes seems like a fashion princes and Guy seems like firm husband and father.

princess on

I think madonna is doing the right thing by telling her daughter that her jeans are too tight thats whats wrong with the world today we have all these young girls dressing too grown and their moms think that ish is cute. we need to keep our girls as young as we can. so they dont grow up too fast and get pregnant or diseases.

D. Kennedy on

Madonna has improved a lot style wise. That Dolce Gabbana black strappy gown she wore on Oscar night is just made for her to carry. And that hairstyle that went with it, very Shanghai Surprise circa 1986. She’s ageing really well and I hope I could look as good as she does in my 40s. And to all you nasty people out there, please leave her kids alone. Their dress sense don’t deserve your nasty comments. They’re kids after all.

Dany on

i think madonna and her whole family dress well and i wish them the best!

cassandra on

Madonna was disowned by her father when she decided to be wild remember “papa dont preach”

threesomes how to on

Really good post. I found exactly what I was looking for…. I’ll bookmark your site for future reference…

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