In or Out: Madonna in Vionnet

Posted on September 02, 2011

Madonna has disappointed us in many ways this decade, but if there’s one thing the old gal still really knows how to do…

Madonna attends the ‘W.E.’ premiere during the 68th Venice Film Festival in a Vionnet gown. Sunglasses by Miu Miu.

…It’s making a superstar’s entrance.

We really love this look. That blue-grey looks fantastic on her, especially with the bright pops of red. Love the sunglasses and the hair, which come strangely close to her look during the “Desperately Seeking Susan” era. Unfortunately, the dress is way too long on her and its pulling across her stomach. She’s freaking Madonna. She couldn’t get this thing altered to her liking? Also, the shoes are kind of clunky and obvious and the back is doing some strange things around the butt. Still, even with some slight reservations, we have to applaud the look because with Madonna, it’s all about the initial impact. It’s a look that turns heads immediately.

Make your meow heard, Bitter Kittens!
IN! Superstar!

OUT! Kind of lumpy and ill-fitting, no?

 

Evan Rachel Woods’ crisp, clean, androgynous Grace Kelly getup got an unreserved IN from the commentariat.

 

[Photo Credit: Ian Gavan, Frederic Nebinger, Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images]

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    • Anonymous

      Cute dress, but her face looks a bit scary.  She resembles Calpernia Addams in the fourth picture down (I love Calpernia though, not saying *she* is scary)!

    • Anonymous

      Looks like her face hasn’t settled in yet either!

    • David Albright

      Edina Monsoon once warned her good friend Patsy Stone that getting to much plastic surgery would result in becoming a visitor in your own face. Madonna needs to consider that advice.

      • Anonymous

        Good one. I remember years ago, Joan Rivers on Johnny Carson saying something like, “One more facelit and I’ll have a goatee.”

        • nicewilliams

          took me a minute, but OMIGOD.  gross.  ha.

    • Anonymous

      Maybe she thought the shoes would take care of the issues with the length? Either way I’ll give her an IN

    • Anonymous

      I like the shape, drape and color of this dress, but what are those red things made of and why are they on this dress?  They seem to be glued or appliqued, but they are so thick and stiff that they are just a distraction.  The fit is not so good, but I like the bodice.  I love the hair and shades.  Very glam.

      • http://www.facebook.com/beadedbunny Debra Mandich

        the butterflys appear to be beads

    • Anonymous

      Yes, but she should stop messing with her face.

      • http://profiles.google.com/thisiscelia Celia

        God, she’s so on her way to Joyce Wildenstein territory already.

    • Genevieve LeFluer

      Forget the dress… it’s her face that I can’t stop staring at.

    • http://twitter.com/LianaBrooks Liana Brooks

      Wow. Did she crochet those butterflies herself? She’s such a cute little grandmum here, all that’s missing to complete the look is a little more point on those almost-cat-eye glasses. OUT – It’s time for her to retire. 

    • Anonymous

      This is terrific – somehow both very Madonna and very age-appropriate (which I has started to think was a fashion oxymoron).  IN!

    • aussiegal77

      Have to give Madge props – she looks fabulous.  I love those sunnies and the hair. The dress is great and she’s working it – even if the shoes were a bit of a misstep. IN.

    • Anonymous

      In. I’m loving Vionnet right now, and this looks fabulous on Madge. Too bad she dragged the hem in something on her way to the carpet. The glasses are silly to me. Oh well, it is Madonna. What are you gonna do? I’m guessing more work on her face? Last time she was sporting sunglasses regularly at night, it was because her work hadn’t “settled” yet, as you say.

    • Anonymous

      Although it’s not perfect, she’s IN.

      Are her arms looking less gnarly than usual?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3JSTXMWWVZN2QNP2UEKJMTWD7U Isabel

        Out – hire a tailor or seamtress to get the hem right. Like the dress from the front, Hate the back.

        Scarlet39, her upper arms look great, but  her lower arms are wrinkling; look at the second picture. It’s also time for a new shade of blond and a shorter haircut.

    • Anonymous

      In. I love the colors of the dress.

    • Anonymous

      You are right very desperatley seeking Susan look. And if she was a starlet instead of a superstar this would be an IN. But for a superstar like Madonna there are too many minor mistakes which add up to an OUT

    • BerlinerNYC

      In. I had the same thought about her 1985 hair, which, combined with the bright lipstick, has an interestingly youthful effect. Love the dress. It’s not as stunning as the Stella McCartney star dress from the Met Gala, but it’s still great.

      I just wish she would straighten her sunglasses!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ailsa-Martin/644946901 Ailsa Martin

      Out. I’m too young to remember Madonna being anything other than slightly embarrassing and a terrible musician, so I have no qualms about declaring this ugly and tacky. (Butterflies? Seriously?). Madonna can take her bad-looking film, hand me her (admittedly fabulous) sunglasses and leave.

      • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

        strange, i’m too old to remember madonna being anything other than slightly embarrassing & a terrible musician–except, perhaps, the original conscienceless famewhore.

        she’s too busy rewriting the history of a famous, if odious, couple of royalty from a  country in which she likes to pretend she was, but was, in fact, not born so that history will conform better to the liking, so she thinks, of a religion into which she was not, in fact, born but likes to pretend to have an allegiance. my dream is that all this will backfire gloriously but dreams do not always come true, especially mine.

        nice dress, tho.

    • Anonymous

      From the waist up in the front only she looks good, but the back is bad, bad, bad.  What is she hiding behind those cute glasses?

      Out.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2CNDPMVO4W23R5TVC2QMTJ5BZE Heather

      Forget being able to get decent alterations … she can’t get a decent plastic surgeon? That nose looks BAD. Good dress, though.
      (PS Madonna; I have a good alterations lady here in Asheville, NC.)
      (PPS TLo: Love the ‘Playgirl’ banner across the top!!)

      • Anonymous

        I think that may be the nose she was born with.

    • Anonymous

      When I saw this look a few days ago, I found it refreshing.  The color is nice.  Her arms aren’t terrifying me.  Her army of boobs are safely tucked away.  I call it an “IN.”

    • http://twitter.com/kmc1138 Kathleen Coyle

      The bracelets add to the Desperately Seeking Susan era, too.  Man.  I’ve wanted to be Madonna since I was eight years old.  Some ebbs and wanes in there, but this is high tide Madonna right here.  IN.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PMAPJYMO5AC6GMONR6NQFURAXE bebo

      She kind of looks like Betty  Davis in What ever happen to baby Jane.

      • Patricia Biswanger

        OMG!  I knew she reminded me of someone, but I couldn’t remember who, but that’s it!  You nailed it.

      • Anonymous

        Way too much fillers!  Why do these women exteme diet and then fill in?  Some natural fat on your face can do wonders!

    • Judy_J

      I think she looks fantastic!  I bet she had that dress altered so it was tight across her midsection….shows off that flat tummy (wish mine looked like that!)  I like the shoes, too.  And I have no problem with the back of the dress, either.  IN!

    • Anonymous

      I think she looks great. IN.

    • Anonymous

      I’m going to say IN.  She looks less scary and I like the covered up look.

    • http://twitter.com/angellee941 Angel Ratliff

      OUT.  Not a fave, for sure.  It’s ill-fitting and a little cartoon-y.

    • Anonymous

      I like the dress, but see your points about the fit.  I thought “Desperately Seeking Susan” on the hair and sunglasses too, but not in a good way. It almost seems like she’s trying to recapture that look and she’s about 25 years older than that now. Madge, you’re not a starlet anymore. You’re a legend. Embrace it.

      • http://www.GiftedCollector.com Nancy Abrams

        Maybe she and Bert would be a good match. He could design new clothes for her that actually would have been avant garde 25 years ago.

        IAMSOBZ

      • Anonymous

        I agree–she is a legend and needs to embrace that.  In the 80’s she was the trendsetting star the pop singers of today can only dream of being.  Why try to compete with the current crop of starlets–it’s time to rise above them.  

        As for the look, she’s OUT.  I don’t like the dress at all, and red butterflies plus red sunglasses is too 12-year-old girl for me.

    • Anonymous

      I can’t get beyond what she’s done to her face to focus on any other part of her. 

    • Anonymous

      Love the dress, but the fit is terrible.  She is MADONNA.  Seriously.  OUT for that.

    • Kathy Schrenk

      She looks great, better than she has in years, but the plastic surgery makes me sad. She’s unrecognizable. She was so fabulous before! IN, but partly out of sympathy.

    • Anonymous

      Despite the flaws, I love this dress, and it looks amazing on her very toned body. Love neither the jewelry nor the sunglasses, but there’s a 1940s vibe that the hair really contributes to that I find appealing.

      IN.

    • http://profiles.google.com/misslauraschultz Laura Schultz

      IN! Love, except for the sunglasses. 

    • Anonymous

      She looks ridiculous.

    • Anonymous

      In.  She’s covered and classy looking.  From a woman who’s spent the last 10 years trying to share the results of her pap smear with the red carpet, this is good news.  Few minor quibbles about fit, but I love it.

    • http://twitter.com/nerd_girl_TV AGM

      Out. The dress is lumpy on her and, in my opinion, too twee for someone her age. Yes it’s a stunning look, but it doesn’t do anything positive for her. And the Barbie accessories (and lipstick) are eye-sores.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BA6BTBV4V3MQRX6K2HDEL7Y7TU MerridithK

      I think she looks great but I agree about the fit issues:  too long and pulling too much across the stomach.  

    • Anonymous

      I think the dress is interesting, but way to long on her.

    • http://profiles.google.com/argiebear Gustavo Casals

      It’s an IN. C’mon, the pulling at the stomach thing is to show that those abs are still there underneath. I don’t think anyone else in the world could pull that off.

    • Heather Kaplin

      Borderline out to me, due to the bad fit. I really kinda love the hair, and I like the shoes though….

    • http://aintbaroque.wordpress.com/ Ain’t Baroque

      Neat trick, busting out the sunglasses. I wonder if she has on any eye makeup? Or there’s eye weirdness going on in general? Although I love sunglasses, so have at it, Madonna. I support you.

    • Brenna McClellan

      IN. Those glasses are ah-mazing!

    • Anonymous

      I think what’s going on in the waist area is a result of her foundation garments. I know the woman keeps in fantastic shape, but that abdomen is supernatural.

      Unreserved IN from me.

    • Anonymous

      I’m going to say In and blur my eyes a little bit to ignore the the fit issues. Sunglasses and shoes are absofreakingawesome.

    • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

      This is the best Madge has looked in a LONG time! There needs to be some tweaks, but she’s still overall an IN. I love the the shades are the ONE bit of wacky, instead of wacky from head-to-toe.

    • http://www.facebook.com/beadedbunny Debra Mandich

      I like the body of the dress, color, ok with the hair
      dislike the glasses, drappy sleeves, length, butt hole looking gather
      out

    • http://badkittyknits.blogspot.com KittyKnits

      IN, I guess.  The initial impact is striking (and then you realize how ill-fitting it is).

    • Anonymous

      This looks a little WWII to me and not in a good way.  OUT.  Though I would love to see what Helen Mirren would have done with this look.

    • http://twitter.com/starrika Ali

      There is nothing sadder than a woman chasing the look (and face) she had twenty years ago. Madonna, please, age with a little grace, please. This is just sad and pathetic, from the butterflies, to the shoes, to the godawful plastic surgery and bulging arm veins.

      • Anonymous

        I so agree, yet this is the most age-appropriate look I’ve seen her in for a very long time. If it’s just a baby step in the right direction, it’s an improvement.

    • http://twitter.com/jessie_liz88 Jessica Rodgers

      IN! It’s Madonna, bitches!

      Also, fit-issues aside, it’s a really fabulous look. And unlike a lot of in/out posts where I have an initial “wow” and then “ohhhh” as the issues become clear, I really don’t care. yes, I technically see the fit issues, but that initial impact hits you so strongly, you can’t shake it even with issues.

    • Anonymous

      IN

      I love and hate Madge (almost in equal parts), but she’s a frikkin’ legend and the dress is gorgeous.

      Even if you think she’s an old fuddy-duddy, no-talent has-been, there would be no Gaga or Perry or Minaj or Rihanna without her.

    • http://twitter.com/wrenaria Kimmy Hescock

      I’m going to pretend it fits her pristinely, and give her an IN. I love the colors, the placement of the butterflies, and choice of accessories. The sleeve things and back of the dress are a bit odd, but if you squint, they look better. Definitely a head turner.

    • Anonymous

      I really love this, she looks like a (lucky) star… IN

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Julianne-Mullikin/100000099104784 Julianne Mullikin

      Meh

    • http://twitter.com/mattharber mattharber

      Boys, boys, boys… I can’t tell if it’s an in or out, but I know a WERQ if I see it. She is WERQing it!

    • aimee_parrott

      I give her an IN.  It’s interesting, I do think she’s settling in to a new face because it looks fuller than it has in a long time, and that and the hair are combining for a very Desperately Seeking Susan/Like a Virgin vibe.  I actually think she look good with a fuller face, but if it is surgery-related it probably won’t last.  I love the colors on her.

    • Anonymous

      Out. I’m sorry, but it’s freaking me out. I feel like this is the scene in the movie right before the cute butterflies turn out to be DEMON BUTTERFLIES THAT WILL EAT HER ALIVE AAAAAAH!

    • http://twitter.com/OracleKath Kathrine Marlow

      I like the dress, but think the nonsense at the shoulders detracts from it, I think a simpler sleeve would have been much more beautiful.  I think she could have had it altered to fit a bit better.  However, after all the negatives, she looks amazing here.

    • Anonymous

      YEA. She looks like her old self, literally—when I still liked her!

    • http://twitter.com/herong Heron

      Dress awesome.  Face less than awesome.

    • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

      OUT. 

      Somehow seems LESS than the sum of its parts.

    • Anonymous

      So much IN. She looks like a REAL star. 

    • Sara__B

      At first glance, IN. Head-turning and attention-getting. At closer inspection, OUT. The gown fits poorly, her hair color doesn’t flatter her skin color, and the expression on her face (or perhaps her plastic surgery) is downright scary. The final verdict: OUT.

    • Anonymous

      IN.  Super IN.

    • Anonymous

      OUT.  Don’t like the white stuff around the butterflies – looks like they are pooping. 

      What does it say that I thought from the thumbnail that we were going to see Drew Barrymore?  Not sure, but it creeps me out a little.

    • Margot Brose

      Those sunglasses and shoes look ridiculous, but that’s the classiest she’s looked in a long time. In, I guess.

    • Anonymous

      OUT.  She’s MADONNA…Vionnet should have made sure that gown fit her perfectly and the fly aways should have been tamed.

    • Leslie Carver

      Out. Lumpy, fits badly, too twee, and she looks like she’s made out of plastic.

    • Anonymous

      What happened to her face???

    • http://www.facebook.com/ChereeWinston Cheree Winston

      IN! She is fabulous. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1464580879 Sarah Oleksyk

      IN. Even if it didn’t fit, would you pass up a chance to wear this dress?

    • Anonymous

      IN! She looks fab…and I like those shoes with the dress! Love huh!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1523970099 Ana Cedillo

      IN

    • Anonymous

      That shade of red gives me a headache.  I like the greyish/bluish shade, but those red butterfly blobs ruin it.  The dress doesn’t fit well, it’s too long and the back looks like she was doing leg squats and got her dress caught in her buttcrack.  Those shoes are tacky.  Love the red shades, though they’re not nearly big enough to keep you from noticing that her face is as tightly pulled as the dress is across her stomach.

      In case you hadn’t figured it out yet, I’m in the OUT! category.

    • http://twitter.com/SarahVotes Sarah Bailey

      In. Love the glasses.

    • Anonymous

      Unfortunately her face is showing that too much stretching and sewing of the face behind the ears, in addition to over injection of filler, begins to show. Her face looks awful, but I’ve thought that for a long time. On the other hand, I think the dress deserves an IN, even if it only for the fact that it is more age appropriate than I’ve seen her look in a long, long time. I like the colors and can forgive that it isn’t as perfect fit.

    • Anonymous

      IN!!!!

    • Anonymous

      Getting uncomfortably close to Sunset Boulevard. OUT.

      • Anonymous

        Are you kidding? That’s what makes it a total IN! If Madonna can’t camp it up, who can?

    • Anonymous

      I love the dress, but between her and Cindy Crawford, I can’t stop thinking about Death Becomes Her. Think I’ll rent it this weekend!

    • Christine Marie

      Guys. . . . it’s Madonna. She likes things too tight

      Also, I’m giving it an enh. She has unholy amounts of money, she should be using it better. By “better” I mean on clothing that looks decent. What else would one use unholy amounts of money on? Please.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IQLI7NTDM22M7DLPNE7HWMH25A Al

      I really like this look, however I wish more effort was put in the makeup. Madonna has always had very strong facial features but doesnt like to heighten them, which makes her face look a little coarse. That being said, the dress, accessories and shoes are flawless. And, come on, she’s FREAKING MADONNA. IN

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NOKXDCD5D666MCRGNZBNH7QWRA katie

      IN- love the colors, love that its covered up but still shows off her shape, and love the 80s throwback with the hair and sunglasses. Hate the plastic surgery.

    • kjthorp

      IN!!! And she actually looks a little closer to her age here. So I really like it. At least her body looks closer to her age.

    • Anonymous

      IN.  She looks fabulous and that doesn’t happen every day.

    • Kate Pearce

      IN. She’s Madonna.

    • Anonymous

      Huge out. Except for the shoes. I WANT THOSE SHOES. But the dress is a horrible color, it looks oddly fitted, and the back looks like a PR designer who ran out of time and used hair clips to hold the fabric. Love me some Madonna and she’s still absolutely fabulous. But not in this.

    • suzq

      She’s slowly morphing into Betty Davis.

      But check out the shoe picture.  Did she step in a puddle?  Was she be-splashed?  Vergognati, Venezia! 

    • Anonymous

      In, even thought I hate sunglasses on the red carpet.  I LOVE those sunglasses though.

    • Anonymous

      IN. She looks great from the front. And I love the shoes.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OYWH5NAGE3TS2MWXRAVBSWBSZA Brittany

      IN!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OYWH5NAGE3TS2MWXRAVBSWBSZA Brittany

      IN!

    • Anonymous

      She looks smashing.  The hair style suits her face and it’s a well put together outfit.  It’s tasteful!

      IN.

    • Carol Melichar

      Out! It doesn’t fit. I Like the shoes, tho

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bethany-Roullett/100000413803142 Bethany Roullett

      I say ‘IN’ for the dress, but her face looks…wrong.  But this isn’t a ‘face’ blog, it’s a ‘fashion’ blog, I get that.

    • Anonymous

      One of those bracelets appears to be the Duchess of Windsor’s Cartier diamond and gemstone cross bracelet that she wore on here wedding day in 1937.  It recently sold for 601,230 pounds or the equivalent of $961,968.  Madonna had been the rumoured buyer but their was no confirmation at the time.

      • Anonymous

        Heard about this from another website, but it was just stated there that the bracelet was like, or a tribute to, the Duchess of Windsor’s bracelet. Would be very interesting if it was the real thing…..

    • http://twitter.com/DaggerMitten Laur.

      Oh Madge. *LeSigh* 

      “Your face is as a book, where men may read strange matters…”Macbeth.

    • Toto Maya

      IT’S A BUNCH OF GLUED ON CRAP- oh wait, this is about Madonna. Honestly she looks great, IN.

    • Anonymous

      I love it, but it’s a size too small – hence the butt/stomach issues. Love the shoes and sunglassses too.

      In, but it would’ve been much better a size up (at least)

    • Anonymous

      Minor quibbles on the fit (the lenth is an issue.  I think it’s a great dress for her.  Unfortunately, whatever she is doing to her face is completely distracting me from the pretty dress. 

    • Pablo Fernandez

      She is wearing one of the Duchess of Windsor bracelets auction off not too long ago !

    • Pablo Fernandez

      She is wearing one of the Duchess of Windsor bracelets auction off not too long ago !

    • Anonymous

      IN! she is still awesome…I do wish they would have done something about the fit, though….

    • Anonymous

      IN! she is still awesome…I do wish they would have done something about the fit, though….

    • Robert Sanchez

      Yeah, a little too tight, and she should have ditched the sunglasses at some point on the red carpet. But that’s a killer dress meant for the RC. In, for me.

    • http://www.facebook.com/suzie.vazquez Suzie Vazquez

      I love it and think it’s so much fun. Brava!!  

    • Vaniljekjeks

      In.  

    • Anonymous

      Killer dress and loving the fun of the shades, but the face…oh honey, the face. Why? And why is everyone trotting out their unfortunate plastic surgery results at this event?

    • http://isara.livejournal.com/ Synnamin

      In! It’s a little weirdly mutton-dressed-as-lamb, while also being a little old-fashioned and dumpy, and yet… I love it.

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

      I have the uneasy feeling that someone in Madonna’s camp saw the note that CC’s face ‘hasn’t quite settled in’ and that led to the sunglasses.  I worry what’s behind them.

      Empathy IN.  Because that’s still one hell of an entrance.

    • Presumptuous Insect

      Bleurgh.

    • Anonymous

      Presumably stars who get to appear on a Red Carpet have
      a certain amount of clout, so why can’t they get a dress (or suit) that fits. I love the dress and the shoes but it really is lumpy and way too long.
      It really should be an IN but I’m going to give it an OUT!

    • Anonymous

      Almost an in.  The color is nice and I like the draping around the neck and the sleeves in the front.  But it fits so badly and strangely in the back and is too long, I’ll give it an out.

      • Anonymous

        I completely agree: pretty color (which is lovely on her, even with the harsh dye job) and the shape of the bodice is both beautiful and flattering. Everything else is terrible:

        The ass of the dress is grotesque (even if the ass under it is really well-toned) and that weird fabric tail is sad and pointless. The overall length is bad and the shoes are pure hooker. The butterflies look cheap. The bracelets are overkill and the pointer-finger ringer is awkward. The sunglasses scream “my plastic surgery hasn’t healed” (plus they look as cheap as the butterflies). Totally OUT.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Silvia-Orellana/100000159114360 Silvia Orellana

      OUT! The colour and the butterflies are pretty, but it’s just to ill-fitting. Especially when your premiering your movie about a universally hated couple. And your face is still lookin’ like silly putty.

    • Joyce VG

      IN. Because wow Madonna! [It looks like she's pooping fabric though.]

    • Anonymous

      IN. I love the dress, especially from the front, and its Madonna! She has to be IN.

    • Malia Smith

      Out. The butterflies just look ugly to me. I’d like it without them.

    • Anonymous

      She looks like the living dead. Atrocious. I wouldn’t have known who it was. The chipmunk cheeks and the hair are absolutely terrifying & she looks like she’s been marinated in formaldehyde. The dress is hiddy. OUT.

    • http://profiles.google.com/gillianholroyd gillian holroyd

      In. Extra points because she so seldom looks good these days and this is juuuust right.

    • http://twitter.com/ashinyoconnor Aisling O’Connor

      It’s a Madonna IN or OUT! Too stunned to vote. I am desperately seeking my breath.

    • Anonymous

      In, but I wouldn’t have called that face as Madonna’s.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=633470177 Meredith Presley Wood

      she looks like she has Wallis Simpson’s wedding bracelet (the cross one) on her arm.  Points for the obvious tribute, if nothing else.

    • Anonymous

      The fit’s not great but love the overall look. IN!

    • Anonymous

      I’ll say OUT, just because of the fit. Speaking of which, it looks like she’s put on a little weight, which I think is a GOOD thing. She was looking scarily rangy. I do love the glasses.

    • Anonymous

      I’ll say OUT, just because of the fit. Speaking of which, it looks like she’s put on a little weight, which I think is a GOOD thing. She was looking scarily rangy. I do love the glasses.

    • Shawn Hill

      In! I wish it had been something other than butterflies, but the colors are great on her, and the accessories match in a good way.

    • http://twitter.com/democracydiva Democracy Diva

      IN. It’s Madge’s world. We’re just living in it.

    • Anonymous

      I’m giving her an in because her arms don’t look all Skeletor.

    • Anonymous

      The red sunglasses are a bit much, but I like the material on that girl (haha)!  I will always have a soft spot for red shoes and I love her attitude. She’s all “Back??? Hooker, please — I never left. Where have YOU been?”

      IN!

    • Anonymous

      Not a train wreck, but I can’t give it an in.  The butterflies and shoes are too juvenile.  Out.

    • Anonymous

      Not a train wreck, but I can’t give it an in.  The butterflies and shoes are too juvenile.  Out.

    • http://www.facebook.com/rachel.council Rachel Council

      IN. I love the colors and the draping, the rest are minor quibbles. 

    • http://twitter.com/HotMessHousWife Sammi M

      OUT. I miss the Madonna of the 80’s and 90’s. This looks like bad drag costumes. Those red butterflies look tacked on.

    • Anonymous

      OUT.  Ill-fitting, too long, butterflies, hackneyed shoes, 1984-era hair & shades… just looks a mess to me.  Sorry, Madge.

    • Anonymous

      Out. That hair reminds me of some sort of version of Baby Jane Hudson crossed with Sally Kirkland (and I love Sally but isn’t she like 20 years older than Madge??) Don’t like the glasses either, they look cheap although I’m sure they’re not. I expect more from you Madge!!!

    • http://profiles.google.com/anplica Anplica Fiore

      Meh.  Not sure if this is an in or out…  And because of that, I give her an out.  I’m in a mean mood this afternoon…

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joseph-Guarino/13902216 Joseph Guarino

      She looks so old.

      • Nancy Lehet

        but she is old!

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OSYAJATXUH3QX7ZDDF52GXG4PU Janie R

          She’s like- between forty and DEATH!!

          • Anonymous

            She’s 53.

    • http://profiles.google.com/melantha.chimera Eileen Duffy

      Her face looks swollen.  Hate the shades.  The dress is okay, would be better with a good alteration.

    • Anonymous

      She looks fantastic – bow down naysayers. Love the dress AND the shoes and glasses and everything.

    • Anonymous

      She looks fantastic – bow down naysayers. Love the dress AND the shoes and glasses and everything.

    • http://chupatinja.wordpress.com Santa

      IN, because these photos made me smile :)

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2MLLBFH44MCF7FQV4TQTRVTYGM Cranky

      WERQ!

    • http://twitter.com/theorymeg Megan K.

      IN!  Love the colors.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T24URKJGBLJQPBWCRPU37IIHLU Krab Louse

      This looks identical to the “dresses” I used to create with bed sheets when I was a child.  Imagine, the fabric just pulled all the way to the back and then pinned with one section wrapped around the sleeves.  I suspect many children did this with their sheets!

    • Anonymous

      Madonna rules.  I’d vote her in even if she was wearing a bathrobe and fuzzy slippers on the red carpet.  She is fierce bitches!!

    • Grace Ritt

      IN. This is so fab that I can hardly stand it. The sunglasses were a perfect choice.

    • Anonymous

      The hair and glasses are fantastic. Definitely a throwback to the good ol’ days when she was fun and “scandalous”.

    • Patricia Biswanger

      OUT!  If that dress had been made on Project Runway, the designer would have been accused of just gluing crap on a very basic design.

    • http://twitter.com/mariaria14 Maria

      IN! SUPERSTAR!

       (perfect description… she knows how to make an entrance that’s for sure!)

    • Anonymous

      in

    • http://www.facebook.com/sunsetmarmalade Ricky Carter

      In! She owns it, and she doesn’t care if you like it!

    • Phillip Wilde

      The fit is a little off, and the shape a little unusual, but Madge’s attitude manages to hold it all together and earn an IN.

    • Phillip Wilde

      The fit is a little off, and the shape a little unusual, but Madge’s attitude manages to hold it all together and earn an IN.

    • Anonymous

      The dress is magnificent but the fit is awful, especially across the stomach. We can see the Spanx, dear. OUT.

    • Anonymous

      Lumpy and ill-fitting could be applied to her cheek implants as well as her dress, so I guess they complement each other.  The angle on the second/fifth picture is more flattering to both.  Every bit the superstar in that shot, and making me think of Rita Hayworth.  She is the master of striking a pose.  It probably takes a dancer to stand exactly like that, and hold it for the shot.  It may not look like much, but I’m sure most of us in her age range would be spraining something by now.

    • Anonymous

      Lumpy and ill-fitting could be applied to her cheek implants as well as her dress, so I guess they complement each other.  The angle on the second/fifth picture is more flattering to both.  Every bit the superstar in that shot, and making me think of Rita Hayworth.  She is the master of striking a pose.  It probably takes a dancer to stand exactly like that, and hold it for the shot.  It may not look like much, but I’m sure most of us in her age range would be spraining something by now.

    • Anonymous

      In.

    • Anonymous

      sunglasses are a smart move for someone who’s had as much work done as she has. 

    • Anonymous

      Umm no. She stole that dress from someone else. The hair and glasses are hatefully dated. She isn’t 22 anymore, and even if she does own that look, she should retire it to a place on her mantle.

    • Anonymous

      In.  Her ass looks fabulous.  

    • http://twitter.com/verascity Vera Sticker

      Unreservedly love it. She looks fantastic. IN.

    • Anonymous

      Madge gets an IN, best she’s looked in bit.

      *sigh*..it seems like just yesterday my sister and I were dancing in her bedroom to “Like a Virgin”.

    • margaret meyers

      She must have a skin  t e a m.  No one person could have her looking so smooth, so plumped, so dewy.  That must take hours, every day.

    • margaret meyers

      And OUT.  The back of that dress is awful.

    • Anonymous

      OUT. I like the butterflies, but the hair, cheeks, hem, lumps – too dreadful

    • http://twitter.com/warontara Tara

      Hmm…I see all the issues mentioned, but am far far too biased to hold that against her. She looks fab- IN!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1214755227 Meira Niibori

      Ugh.  The purpleish-grey is nice, and I like it with the red, but… that’s about all the nice things I can say here.  The dress is ill-fitting, too long, and doing weird things to several parts of her anatomy.  The hair and sunglasses seem, to me, to be form a completely different look – too casual for a gown, perhaps?  And the sunglasses just look weird on her face with those preternaturally puffy cheeks.  The shoes are too obvious, and strangely cheap-looking.  And finally, the jumbled bunches of bracelets are reading both too-casual and too-young for the dress to me.  Yeah, that’s an OUT.

    • http://twitter.com/nnkauffman Nina Kauffman

      WANT THE SUNGLASSIES! I actually think her arms are looking a little less scary.

    • Anonymous

      Well if she’s all about first impressions, my first impression was: Awesome!!! So I guess she’s IN! (She probably would be, anyway.)

    • Anonymous

      Love the dress.  Don’t love Plastic Madonna.  I so miss the old gal.  

    • http://profiles.google.com/sleepneeded Greg Polansky

      OUT. That ass puckering kills it for me. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=566983224 Erin Leahy

      mmmeehhh. out.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=566983224 Erin Leahy

      mmmeehhh. out.

    • http://profiles.google.com/ballinger.jl Jessica Ballinger

      OUT.  The shoes make this look like something a 9th grader would wear to the middle school dance.

    • http://www.facebook.com/sorana.tarmu Sorana Tarmu

      Meh. Not liking the color combo. And with the ill-fitting… It’s an OUT.

    • http://twitter.com/NostalgiaOD NostalgiaOD

      If this dress pulls and tugs in weird places on Madonna, who the hell DOES it fit?  Cute look for her, kinda classic, retro Madonna instead of whoever she has been the last 15 years or so.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bethany-Fairbrother/100000276174879 Bethany Fairbrother

      Glasses!?  Like we don’t know what’s up with that!   

    • Anonymous

      WHAT’S WRONG  WITH HER FACE!!!???

      OUT by virtue of the fact that when I initially saw the thumbnail I couldn’t figure out who it was.

      Oh Madonna…

    • http://twitter.com/AileenBartels Aileen Bartels

      The red embroidery on the dress looks like a contagious childhood rash.  I like the shoes.

    • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

      She looks incredible. IN

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Amber-Laine-McGeath/514792115 Amber-Laine McGeath

      LOVE IT.

    • Anonymous

      IN.  She looks great.  BTW, these pics are all over the web and she’s not wearing glasses in most of them.  Google is your friend.

      • http://www.tomandorenzo.com Tom and Lorenzo

        Google may be our friend, but Getty Images is the service we use to purchase pictures. There’s no reason to think we’re required to show her without her glasses — aside from pointless complaining, that is.

        • Anonymous

          TLO-I was talking to all the people who were complaining about not being able to see her eyes.  I love you guys, but there are other pics of her in this dress on other websites (not that I’d DARE suggest we look any further for fashion ripping…but if one simply must see her eyes-the pics are out there).

          Cheers!

    • http://toodles.yelp.com AWStevens

      IN, she’s gorgeous.  LOVE the red butterflies against the silvery gray.  LOVE the fuck me shoes.  Squee!

    • http://twitter.com/asciident Melissa Della

      IN for sure. Sure it could have used some alterations, but she’s not popping out of the damn thing and if anyone can pull off a puddle of cloth on the RC it’s Madonna…

    • http://twitter.com/jennsaysmeow Fifi LaRoux

      I say she’s in! But yes, it does look like her face is a little off.

    • http://www.manoneileen.com Manon Eileen

      Nah. She’s too old for this kind of dress :(

    • Anonymous

      Obviously an IN! That dress is gorgeous. I absolutely love it. The dress is a bit tight in the midsection, but that’s the only complaint I have. Well, besides the fact that her face clearly hasn’t settled in yet. But that’s probably the explanation for the glasses, which are gorgeous. I even like the shoes here. Well done.

    • http://twitter.com/somuchhotter Ethan Barclay-Ennew

      OUT I hate the stripper shoes and the fit, she makes more money a day than an average family does in a year, keep a bloody tailor on staff!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3AJ237ND3GAHDQJZ4TLCO4WLRA Emily

      Love this look so much better than the black fishnet looks she was trying to rock before.  This is way more appropriate and looks awesome.  Love the red.

    • Lies L.

      This is sort of adorable and wonderful. IN.

    • Anonymous

      I might think of giving her an “in” if it didn’t look like I was seeing the seam from her undergarment running straight up the front.  Or is it an actual seam on the dress?  It’s especially apparent in 2nd & 4th photos.  Also what’s up with sunglasses on the red carpet?  Isn’t the whole idea of the red carpet to get attention?  Why wear sunglasses?  (Even such cute ones.)  I do like the color scheme of the dress–very different and imaginative, although the back is WAY too busy for one dress.  Sorry, Ms. Ciccone, I say OUT for this one.  But keep trying!

    • http://stitchingincircles.etsy.com Tina

      love the color, the ’30s-ish shape and the red butterfly spots. In!

    • Anonymous

      Out. Ugly dress, ugly shoes, OK sunglasses. Her hands and arms look terrible. Is it from being so thin all these years?? 

      • Anonymous

        I agree on the ugliness of it all. Her arms and hands are veiny from working out so much, but I’d kill for the absence of arm puff and loose-meat hang.

    • http://dearauntnettie.com/museum dancinfool

      I like the dress, shoes too matchy matchy, and the HEMLINE! SRSLY?

    • Anonymous

      hate the jewelry too.  its blah.  out.  her styling ruins the dress. 

    • Alisa Rivera

      Saw Madonna in this dress on TV yesterday and it looks terrible in motion. The poor fit becomes really obvious. Out.

    • Anonymous

      Out. The dress is plain and corny (butterflies? really?), I don’t like the colors and the fit is terrible. The less said about her face the better.

    • Anonymous

      Oh, IN, despite the quibbles. 

      I think her hair is pretty and the colors are fab. 

      But what happened to the gap in her teeth?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1133424434 Maria McGarry

      Out.  I hate the color on her, maybe a result of the red carpet glare, but whatever.  The blue in it is competing with the undertones in her skin and the yellow i her hair.  Maybe a shade darker?  The glasses are a reprehensible shape on her face and fight the nice shape of the dress somehow.  Those are old hands too — god are we all headed for this?  The dress itself is lovely, but as styled on her, meh.  Love the shoes.

      • Anonymous

        I’m less bothered by the notion that we are all headed for hands like Madonna’s than I am by the notion that they will become a factor in assessments of what we are wearing.

    • Anonymous

      IN by the face-lifted skin of her teeth.

      Madame Vionnet called from beyond the grave to complain about the fit and the accessorising.

    • http://www.facebook.com/raweiser Rachel Weiser

      What’s with that weird water stain thing on the hem of the dress? :o

      Proving that a look is more than the sum of its parts, Madonna skates through with an IN from me.

    • http://twitter.com/purpleflamingo4 Natasha Ann

      IN

    • Josefina Madariaga

      Love the dress and the styling, but she looks old. It’s a look that turns heads, for sure, but only to notice how tired her body looks.

    • http://twitter.com/qrter Alexander Peterhans

      The outfit is an IN.

      You kind of know you’ve had too much plastic surgery when your sunglasses look photoshopped on in real life.

    • Anonymous

      so IN!

    • Anonymous

      In!

    • vmcdanie

      You make this so hard. I love the butterflies and the sunglasses. And her arms look fantastic, they were getting too big and veiny for a while. I’m not sure I love the color of the gown. Still I’d say IN until I saw the shot from the back. What the fuck is going on around her ass? 

      IN, as long as I don’t look at that couture wedgie again.

    • vmcdanie

      You make this so hard. I love the butterflies and the sunglasses. And her arms look fantastic, they were getting too big and veiny for a while. I’m not sure I love the color of the gown. Still I’d say IN until I saw the shot from the back. What the fuck is going on around her ass? 

      IN, as long as I don’t look at that couture wedgie again.

    • M Carlson

      Based on how she’s looked in the recent past, I think she looks great!

    • Lisa

      I’m a little late to the party, but the girl looks awesome!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Hanna-Watts/1683606598 Hanna Watts

      I like this look, but I feel like it’s not age appropriate.  Of course, neither is her face.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Hanna-Watts/1683606598 Hanna Watts

      I like this look, but I feel like it’s not age appropriate.  Of course, neither is her face.