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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Mary on

I can’t wait to see these outfits when I go to see Madonna in concert in November!

Jonathan Bodack on

The sketches for Madonna’s Tour are good, and the dress she’s wearing is very nice, too! Also, it’s great that Christie Brinkley’s son, Jack, 13, loves to surf, etc.

Jonathan Bodack on

It’s great that Christie Brinkley is trying to put her life back together and focus on the positives, not the negatives, etc.


Madonna is evil and looks like HItler’s daughter here. What’s with her and SM?!! That’s all she ever wears. Not the outfit the designer sketched at all. She’s an old haggie witch. But that’s just my opinion

Tammie on

Hmmm… I think Gwen Stefani better make sure her closet wasn’t raided by Old Madge.

Heidi on

Umm…she’s like 50..I think she forgot that..she looks like a $20 prostitute and high fashion..please she needs to realize it’s not the 80s and she’s not 21

lisa atceltic on

Well aren’t you two something that rhymes with witches yourselves. The thing about Madonna is she’s willing to work for it and looks good doing it. When she does retro, it MEANS something. Satire and parody are appreciated more by sophisticated audiences who’ve actually BEEN somewhere and DONE something.


Well Lisa, she’s done it over and over and is still trying to sell sex and she’s 50 years old. She’s not the only hard working woman in the world and most of us know how to dress our age. Madonna hasn’t reinvented herself for years.That’s what she used to be about. Nobody, but others that are as ununigue in their thinking as she has become, care about what the deep dark message is she’s trying to convey. Maybe she should write poems, but she has been selling S&M sex for a couple of decades and not many real people are buying a 50 year olds version of S&M sex. Its repulsive actually.But then that’s just my opinion.

dawn on

I think that is a MAJOR rip off on Stevie Nicks. Both the first and last sketch is a totally Stevie look – even the boots.

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