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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Remember when they had kids have their Mom’s have a make over on a talk show because the mother refused to dress her age and was cheap and crappy and was emabarassing her daughter by whatever she dressed or barley dressed in? Well, that would be soooo funnny if Loren actually got her Mom to have a complete make over by someone in the field of fashion that wasn’t a “friend” of hers and actually knew what they were doing.

ellie on

sure it’s not the Sticky and Sweat Tour? the fashions look like her recycled old stuff.

kylie on

Her daughters name is Lourdes.. Not Loren

Gayle on

Looking for an update on American Idol, David Cook and his brother. Any news would greatly be


Michael Heath on

For all of you that are so critical of Madonna I would love to know your life accomplishments. I would bet my life you are totally opposite in every aspect. Most people who are comfortable in their own skin are not as negative. She has done something right in her life as it is obvious.

Lee on

There is something about a 50 year old woman dressing like that………..YUK!!!!

Giselda on

If she truly wished to emulate Marlena Dietrich, she’d get out before she starts making a joke of herself.

Mary on

I can’t believe the number of negative comments here. It seems that many of you are oblivious to the fact that these are COSTUMES worn by a PERFORMER for a concert. It’s not like Madonna is going to casually stroll out of her house wearing a dominatrix get-up. There’s a difference, people.

Mario on

Well…it seems that even intelligent people are into Madonna. Thank you Lisa atceltic..I am glad someone is able to respond in a civilized manner and at the same time educate the dingbats “Tammie and Heidi”…..can anyone say Hooters waitresses? I wonder what they will make of their lives…as for comparing Madonna to Gwen Stefani…puleeeeeeeze!

Mario on

NYOB….do you use spell-check at at all? “ununigue” is how you spelled it? Idiot!

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