Met Gala: Madonna in Givenchy

Posted on May 07, 2013

Darlings, it was the Met Gala last night! Fashion’s Prom Night! And the prom committee president (i.e., Anna Wintour) decided that the theme was “Punk,” which disappoints us, because we were kind of hoping for “Enchantment Under the Sea.”

At any rate, you are all about to be blasted in the face with a metric fucktonne of gowns, so strap yourselves in, darlings. But to start things off, we’re gonna feature one of the few gals who didn’t wear a gown and (perhaps not coincidentally) one of the few gals to nail the night’s theme.

Madge? Come on out.

 

Madonna attends the 2013 Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City in a Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci outfit paired with Casadei bright pink suede pumps.

Attagirl. Show these bitches how it’s done.

We realize many might disagree, but we think she looks awesome here. Conventionality is not rewarded at the Met Gala and when you tell Madonna to dress punk, you can expect she’s going to make a spectacle of herself. The only thing we actually disagree with is the choice of shoe. That hot pink doesn’t really work well with the look, and ankle straps over black stockings is not a good idea. Still, kudos to her for knowing what to do with the suggested theme. This is fun and head-turning. And that jacket is all kinds of kickass.

 

[Photo Credit: Getty]

    • MilaXX

      I thought she looked great and unlike so many actually got it right.

      • capybara_cafe

        I can’t believe how many of them couldn’t figure out what punk is.

        • jmorino08

          I know! Heavy eyeliner does not equal punk people! Especially when paired with the most ordinary red carpet gown possible!

        • Tatiana Luján

          Starting with Wintour.

          • http://twitter.com/pennyeager Penny Eager

            Seriously what was up with that dress.

        • MilaXX

          or were too scared to go for it

        • Isabel

          She was alive when Punk was alive! Was Billy Idol invited?

          • drdarke

            I’m pretty sure Madonna just dug out one of her own outfits, put on a black pageboy wig, and went for it.

      • Sobaika

        Right?? Last night was such a disappointment. If there’s a theme involved (especially something like punk) you go for it, guns blazing.

      • Eva_baby

        Is everyone expected the dress the theme of the exhibit? I get that is seems to have become the done thing, but maybe some of them are more on the spectrum of the “influenced by” rather than the more literal interpretation like Madonna did. And maybe some are just like, I want to dress pretty and go to a pretty party.

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

          The theme is merely a suggestion.

        • MilaXX

          yeah but this is the one night to go balls to the wall. I don’t care if it isn’t exactly punk, put forth the effort. Save the safe looks for awards season and all the other 50 odd million dress up events.

      • RebeccaKW

        Only Madonna could show ass cheek at this event and actually look good.

        Though, I agree the shoes aren’t right.

        • http://twitter.com/Dossageinfo Dossage

          amazing she is still rocking the house….

      • MissAmynae

        from Vadge up, amazing. the shoes are terrible, but on the right track with the hot pink. needed something to cover her cheeks though- then would have been a WERQ for me.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000905542323 Rhonda Shore

        Best look of the night, hands down. Even with those shoes.

      • http://www.facebook.com/vlasta.bubinka Vlasta Bubinka

        OK on the theme… in her best Frau Farbissina drag!

    • http://twitter.com/wednesdaydreams ♕ Natalie ♕

      amazing look. how can people disagree with this! this was nailing the theme. I could care less for those little starlets in their boring basic dresses.

      • http://twitter.com/RaankyRaank Raanky

        Agreed! Loved loved loved her in this. She’s off to walk children through nature, now..?

      • Celandine1

        She looks freaking amazing. Love, love, love the wig and envy that body at any age. Minus that ankle strap, WERQ for sure.

    • Diego!

      Is she playing a Dita Von Teese á la punk version here?

    • Patricia Gillett

      Attagirl. This is what people come to the damn Met Gala to see and photograph: Madge in fishnets and friggin chains. Certainly not Goop and her Pepto gown.

      • http://twitter.com/FunButNutz John Spodick

        Goop and the Pepto Gown would be a great Punk Band name.

    • thecitysleeps

      I guess I don’t like Madonna because this is a NO for me. I don’t care if you’re fucking Madonna, wear some pants.

    • http://www.facebook.com/beautifulmonday Laura V Rizzo

      don’t you just see her rummaging in her closets for some of her old gear to mix with newer pieces? not only did she nail the theme, i think this outfit is amazingly flattering and doesn’t age her like some of the stuff she wears….i can’t figure out why though. you’d think the aggressive hair and lack of pants would have a harsh effect.

      • Aurumgirl

        Who says it doesn’t have a harsh effect?

        Part of the reason Madonna got this right is the fact the she was actually there when Punk was happening–so many of the younger celebrities just weren’t, don’t remember it, or just flat out don’t know about it (amazing and hard to believe, but true).

        • Eric Stott

          If it has a harsh effect, well that’s fine- Punk Is Harsh.

        • Kimbolina

          All the younger starlets’ stylists needed to do a better job of researching.

        • Sarah

          Madonna moved to NYC in 1978 and became a backup dancer for dance and disco musicians before she got her own album, also considered dance music. I’m sure she saw some punk rockers in her day – no doubt about it – but she wasn’t one of them. Even Madonna’s own “iconic” look of the eighties was developed for her by a stylist, just as this one most likely was. I think she probably just gave an assistant an idea of what to look for and let ‘em have at it, if that.

        • SewingSiren

          This will probably be unpopular, but I think Miley Cyrus (or who ever dresses her) had one of the best punk inspired looks of the night.

          • formerlyAnon

            Yes! Thanks for mentioning it because I wouldn’t have bothered to go look at her otherwise.

            (IMO, she looks the way Courtney Love could look if/when she was living up to her potential.)

      • http://twitter.com/pennyeager Penny Eager

        I know what you mean – I think her makeup is pretty spot on (or something, her face is looking very youthful) and her outfit fits really well. Swap out the fishnets for some skinny jeans and remove some of the hardware and she’d have a pretty great daytime look, right?

      • kaycem

        if her instagram is to be believed, that’s precisely what she did lol!

    • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

      Kind of impressed that it wasn’t wall-to-wall Westwood. She looks great.

    • GorgeousThings

      She got close. More “Boy Toy Madonna” than “Sid & Nancy Madonna”, but yes, she got closer than anyone else that I saw.

      • SewingSiren

        Did you see Zandra Rhodes? She was wearing actual items from her 1978 ” Conceptual Chic” collection. As far as I know that was that was the first high fashion collection that was influenced by punk. And at the time it was still punk was new shocking.

        • ballerinawithagun

          Can’t wait to see Zandra Rhodes, thanks for letting me know!

          Interesting that the blondes went to black hair while while the black hairs went to blonde…

        • kaycem

          everyone on gawker thinks zandra is cindy lauper. *blankstare*

          • Aurumgirl

            Yup. They weren’t there, don’t remember, don’t even know it took place. *blankstare* is right.

    • YoungSally

      I wonder if the holes in the fishnets were “designed”/”curated/styled….or if she just caught a chain on her butt in the limo.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=555593309 Alexis Peñafuerte Wenceslao

      SHE LOOKS FANTASTIC!

    • http://victoriapavlova.com Victoria Pavlova

      That was awesome. Except for the shoes, yes. I love them but not with this.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sharon-Champa/567068867 Sharon Champa

      Watched live online last night and was disappointed in all the gowns, except for SJP, who got the message. But, of course, the Queen trumped them everyone. All Hail Madonna!

    • http://twitter.com/urban_gypsy Tess Danesi

      LOVE it! If nothing else, Madonna knows how to put on a show and she brought her A+ game last night. If you’re Madonna, three pairs of fishnets equals pants. And I adore the look and that kick-ass jacket.

      • Julie

        Right? She’s just about the only person on the planet that seamlessly does “pantless.”

    • http://twitter.com/urban_gypsy Tess Danesi

      Oh, you guys, Chloe Sevigny was wearing a turban. My heart beats faster at the thought of a possible alter post! :-)

    • Kate

      Finally, the gloves are appropriate!

    • BritneyE

      Madonna got it so right. It’s amazing the gulf between her success and everyone else’s failure. The only other women who seemed to balance the theme with their personal style were Miley Cyrus, Christina Ricci and maybe Nina Dobrev. All the other ladies were big swings and misses. Madge for Fashion Prom Queen!

      • http://twitter.com/tanzacons CR H

        I have to add that maybe Cara Delevigne and Rooney Mara’s outfits were a bit punk too.

    • zenobar

      Yep, pink pumps are a bit discordant – but then, that’s punk. Also, pink heels are very Commander Salamander, so that’s pretty rad.

      I do hate those big ole cheap-looking studs on the jacket, though.

    • par3182

      Remember when you were a kid and 54 was a grandmotherly age? Fuck that, bitches!

    • blueberrypanckae

      Just WOW..WERQ Madge! Actually dressing punk takes 10 years off her , as opposed to her everyday boho faux Brit look.

    • GoAwayKardash

      Thank the stars for Madonna and SJP! They are among the few that understood the theme. Even Ms Wintour could not be bothered to make an effort. I guess everyone else just kind of gave up and resorted to pretty. Which was totally boring last night.

    • kmc1138

      Seeing Madonna like this makes me love her all over again in an idol worship kind of way, and coincidentally – somehow – makes me feel like a little kid again. Jesus I love her.

      • jetpackdino

        I love her like that too. I tolerate no criticism of Madonna in my presence. Since I first saw her when I was 13, she became that brave, amazing, adorable older sister I never had.

    • jetpackdino

      Siouxsie Sioux! Love her.

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      Leave it to Madge to get the punk Aesthetic right. She does look amazing, though it took me a moment to realize who she was when I first saw these pics elsewhere.

    • SewingSiren

      She looks like a mannequin.

    • Tatiana Luján

      Change the shoes and this would have been a WERQ.

    • http://twitter.com/pennyeager Penny Eager

      Sooooo if Anna Wintour had a deciding vote in the theme, what was up with her dress?

      I actually like the choice of shoes, they’re very Barbie or Legally Blonde, I reckon she’s making a bit of a statement with them!

    • Heather

      She looks like Maud from the Big Lebowski on Halloween.

    • BeeBeauNYC

      LOVE the outfit – don’t love the choice of hair/wig – I feel she could have done something more punk-like like spiked hair to go with the outfit. Or a platinum blond. The wig seems bland next to the bitchin’ outfit.

      • HengRu

        Maybe I’m nuts, but I take the wig as her nod/wink to Anna Wintour.

        • BeeBeauNYC

          Good call!

    • http://twitter.com/MajorBedhead MajorBedhead

      Kind of wish she has something besides fishnets covering her butt, but otherwise, she looks great. I don’t know if that’s a wig or her real hair, but she should go back to that color.

    • Cathy S

      I’m not too crazy about the Spock bangs or the shoes, but the rest of it is pretty rad.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jacob-Marek/696640989 Jacob Marek

      for a woman in her early 110′s, she nailed it; and i agree on the shoes. maybe some kick-ass, studded Louboutins.

    • drae27

      She was the best of the night. (Christina Ricci for a close second). At least some punk/funk and cool. I don’t even mind the pink heels. The outfit needed the awkwardness to bring the genuine spirit.

    • http://kingderella.tumblr.com/ kingderella

      i dont know about this. to me, it just looks like a costume, or stage wear, rather than fashion, for reasons i cant quite put my finger on. even the most exagerated, out-there fashions look like they belong on the wearer, if worn right. this looks, i dont know, “put on”.

      and the shoes are horrible.

    • Tuneful54

      I’ve seen more of this dame’s thighs and crotch in my lifetime, unwillingly I might add, than I’ve seen of my own, and I’m in PTSD territory. Make it stop!
      The jacket is great, but would it kill her to put on pants or a skirt for once?

    • quiltrx

      Great look, and who wouldn’t want that jacket? I do wish she’d covered her biscuit bottoms, but it’s Madonna, after all.

    • mjude

      love

    • http://www.facebook.com/samuel.j.donovan Samuel Joesph Donovan

      Madonna looks like Phi Phi O’Hara and Sharon Needles had a love child and tried to pass it off as Willam.

      Aka, she looks STUNNING; second best look of the night.

      • drae27

        What’s your first ;)?

    • TAGinMO

      Shoe misfire notwithstanding, this is a WERQ for me. Best I’ve seen her look in ages…although, to be fair, I really only see photos of her on this site. :-)

    • RussellH88

      While she looks kind of like Jessie J in that outfit, it’s nice to see her not rehashing one of her old incarnations to try and remind me of how she used to be edgy.

      God, Madge I love you, you walking piece of beef jerky.

    • jennmarie19

      “we were kind of hoping for “Enchantment Under the Sea.” You guys, I can no longer drink coffee while I read your posts, lest I spit it out in a fit of hysterical laughter.

    • alice20c

      She did hit the bullseye.

      What a loony event. “Punk” as interpreted by the Met Gala is ripe for all sorts of trauma. Fashion already has the tendency to interpret transgressive as cluelessly anti-social entitlement anyway. Adding a gala and celebrities is begging for a cultural disaster to occupy grad students for decades.

    • http://twitter.com/cuordipolvere V.

      It loos like there was more of a 20′s inspired vibe all around than a Punk inspired one. Love Madge for committing to this, even with the Miss Piggy ankles and feet. But I’m a fan since 1985 so I’m biased.

    • lobsterlen

      Madonna is rocking the Anna Wintour hair style! Actually her hair (or wig) looks great.
      She looks younger here than she has in years.

    • Donna Tabor

      If Madonna, of all people, couldn’t nail “punk”, then it would not be possible.

      Her nether parts look a bit, er, breezy, don’t they?

    • formerlyAnon

      Solid work. I like it and she’s looking way better than she often does.

      I know I am being too literal (it IS punk adapted for the Met Gala, after all) when I say that it falls short of punk for me. If she’d done something rougher with the hair, I’d have given it to her.

    • MoHub

      Rita Ora, take note.

    • lizajane1776

      And they are whole gloves! Not those stupid fingertip things! Go Madonna!

    • carnush

      I gotta admit, she looks fantastic. The Betty Page hair really suits her.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Josefina-Madariaga-Suárez/100002964685796 Josefina Madariaga Suárez

      That’s an awesome look, but her face scares me to hell. Even Cher looks less plastic.

    • http://twitter.com/UberChicADee Diana Giese

      Too bad the live stream never showed her/interviewed her. Which btw, the live stream was AWFUL. But this was just amazing. LOVE HER.

    • Stubenville

      Man, does her face look hard. And the dime store dominatrix bangs aren’t helping.

      • http://thishotoldbroad.blogspot.com/ Sara Leigh Merrey

        In the last pic, it looks like a mask. How much work has she had done? That’s just not natural.

    • http://twitter.com/Nancer Nancer

      TLo, totally agree. The only discordant note here are the pink shoes, other than that – fantastic!

    • Sadie-Ann

      Because it is the Met Gala, I would totally sign off on this except she’s not wearing any sort of bottoms. If she had a pair of matching shorts it would have been perfect.

      I just can’t do the no pants trend anymore, I’m tired.

    • disqus_AZlXqyRmLd

      Serving up Katinka Ingabogovinanana realness….

    • http://www.facebook.com/sarah.souffriau Sarah Souffriau

      Love it. Crazy Madge knows how to commit to a theme, that’s for sure!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000905542323 Rhonda Shore

      She looks great…i always preferred her with dark hair. Except the shoes…black army-type/doc martin boots would have made it perfect, and she wore them in some of her early shows.

    • jw_ny

      Madge looks amazing! I love that she went full blast with the theme…so many others didn’t.

    • MamaKath

      Thank gods Madge comes through. Nice!

    • Isabel

      What is done at this Ball? Dancing? Munching? Sit down dinner? Live orchestra? DJ?

      • Stubenville

        S&M (stand and model.)

      • VictoriaDiNardo

        I went many MANY years ago, when it was still Vreeland. There was a dinner, then they let in the lesser mortals, you view the new exhibit, have drinks, etc, and at that time, dancing in the Egyptian wing room with the Temple of Dendur – the best part!

    • luluransom

      Look of the night, Madge. The old girl’s still got it. Which, I gotta say, warms my heart.

    • kaycem

      i LOVE this look, and definitely love the spectacle of it all. the only person who i think is on-par with madge’s “rightness” (albeit in a far more toned-down way) was whoever threw a burberry studded leather over their ball gown. both outfits just hit the right tone for me, and show an understanding of what punk really is.

    • l_c_ann

      For the first time in my life, I frickin’ love Madonna. She has flashed her butt cheeks at the Wintour and that alone makes her the winner.

      • alyce1213

        What you said.

    • christinewithanx

      If she would have gone with a motorcycle boot, I would have passed out happy. I guess you have to be old enough to actually recall punk, to do punk….

      • Melizmatic

        Oh, Madge is certainly old enough…

        *snerk

        • formerlyAnon

          Heh. But, as has been noted here already, she didn’t do punk the first time around. That wasn’t her scene. No reason why she’d go whole hog now. (Especially since that isn’t really the point at the Met Gala, anyway, apparently.)

          • Melizmatic

            I’m well aware; I just saw an opportunity to throw shade, and took it.

            :)

            • formerlyAnon

              & it was a good one, that the lady certainly deserves . . .

      • Corsetmaker

        Nah, day-glo bright stilettos are very punk indeed!

    • http://dontmakeitlikeimdumb.blogspot.com/ annabelle archer

      See lady stars? See??? This is dressing for a theme done right.

    • http://www.facebook.com/bert.keeter Bert Keeter

      You “only” have a problem with the shoes? I’m going back to bed!

    • crash1212

      Badass. Perfect!

      • 3boysful

        No, exposed ass.

    • http://www.tumblr.com/tumblelog/lastbutnotleast janinedm

      I don’t like the shoes, but I get them. There’s a lot of pink in punk going back to the Never Mind the Bollocks album cover.

    • guest2visits

      Touchdown! Her sexed-up punk is an eyeful for the occasion, and it’s really her own unique take, as well.
      Very fashiony at the same time – makes me need to look for something a little bit spikey. (I think I’ll settle for a ring or bracelet)

    • mhleta

      I maintain that this outfit, the person wearing it and the very notion of a Punk theme at such an event are antithetical to everything having to do with Punk. Punk is obviously about proletarian alienation, frustration, irony, injustice, pessimism, rage, non-conformist originality, etc. This outfit and the person wearing it, however, represent elitism, privilege, conspicuous consumption, mindless musical churn and generally the opposite of art and Punk. However, if she were going for High End Dominatrix, then she nailed it.

      • formerlyAnon

        What I call “we’re all getting older Punk” – the later in the ’80s and ’90s interpretation – is also, in my experience, about a DIY ethic – less untrammeled angst and more scene and community-building outside of the mainstream infrastructure. I don’t know if younger attendees may have been exposed to that version more than the earlier.

        Which doesn’t change the fact that punk-as-fashion at the Met Gala isn’t really going to connect with either of those interpretations. No wonder it was easier to just leave the punk out of the equation in most cases. I’m actually pleasantly surprised that the conflation of Punk with New Wave style isn’t more strongly present than it is.

        • Qitkat

          I am epically confused at your comment, yet still impressed. I was too old for punk, and am still too old to care, but it’s fun to become better informed nevertheless. Bitter Kittens don’t disappoint.

          • formerlyAnon

            I probably make too-general statements based on my own experiences. I know/knew a number of stereotypically angry and/or angst-ridden punk or punk-influenced artists/musicians/students in the ’70s who kept their punk identification and aesthetic into their 30s but built up a do-it-yourself community that maIntained informal cooperative workspaces and performance spaces, as well as taking an often communal approach to childcare and living arrangements. Over time most have become teachers, librarians, midwives, IT geeks or small business owners, and now in their 40s and 50s very few look out of the mainstream (except for the occasional “Kill Your T.V.” bumper stickers), but they express their ethos as a continuation of their youthful views.

            • Qitkat

              This is like a mini lesson in socio-cultural anthropology. Thanks, Anon, for more details on an unfamiliar topic.

      • SewingSiren

        The theme of the Ball held at the Met’s Costume Institute was Punk: Chaos to Couture. In other words the party was celebrating the influence that “punk” has had on fashion over the years. Although fashion (and commerce )did have a huge role in punk itself.

    • CatherineRhodes

      If you’re going to do punk, you must include safety pins, so brava, Madonna.

    • xmixiex

      LOVE IT. except the ass cheeks. Disagree totally with TLO about the shoes, they are perfect.

    • MarissaLG

      I think she looks great here, and the look is perfect for Madonna (she should rock that wig more often, too). But this looks more like it should be left on the stage- not for the Met Ball.

    • Janet B

      My favorite Madonna outfit in years!

    • m0r0

      Not a Madonna fan but on this night, in this look, she looks fantastic!

    • shelley514

      Punk dominatrix Barbie. Love it!

    • Judy_S

      Not what I’d call a Givenchy OUTFIT–but yes she looks good.

    • Sunraya

      She actually looked punk! At least someone understood! !

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1582777135 Melanie K. Morgan

      And a cross hanging off her ass. It’s nice to see her back at the top of her game.

    • http://twitter.com/FashionFollower FashionFollower.com

      LOVE it. Love that she had fun with it, and didn’t take it too seriously. People often forget that she was a kid in NYC during the late 70′s so she saw the punk scene first hand. It shouldn’t be a surprise that she knows how to pull this off.

    • kalisa

      I’d hate to be sitting on that cross all night though.

    • Not applicable

      Madonna has gone black/brown and Annie blonde/white… this is freaking me out people. Freaking me out!

    • Not applicable

      and still totes jellies of her slammin’ bod. I mean, SERIOUSLY??!

    • http://twitter.com/commish24 commish24

      A crucifix hanging out of her butt crack? No. Just no.

    • likingrob

      shes almost going a bit steampunk here. Hum

    • tereliz

      Yeah, she had me until the shoes. Hot pink suede ankle strap pumps are not looking punk with this outfit, they just look silly.
      Everything else is flawless, and for once her penchant for gloves doesn’t look out of place. LOVE the wig.

    • NilBlur

      Clever and great looking: that’s her. I think she’s in charge and USES the stylist(s). Shoes are right for looking sort of wrong. “Borderline” vintage looking. And they clash with the (ugly) “red” carpet. Also love the way the studs and chain reflect the red and bring it onto the jacket and think that was intentional and very smart. Love that she was prominently photographed w/ Tisci. Would love to have seen her swan past “the most beautiful”. Great scholarship to reference B Page, Wintour and Brooks with dark bob, but think an inch or so shorter would have been more flattering. Not a complaint!

    • maggiemaybe

      Malcolm would approve. I’m not getting those pink shoes either…

    • http://marshmallowjane.com/ marshmallowjane

      I like EVERYTHING except for her bangs. They look silly and childish on her. I know she’s going for a “look” but she’s just too damn old for little girl bangs. I like her blonde so much better.

      Her outfit is fabulous, even with her little butt cheeks hanging out.

    • Jon

      Such a badass. I love every inch of this.

    • http://www.facebook.com/aboutelle Ashleigh Boutelle

      I actually think the pink stilettos ROCK!! in a very punk way.

    • Qitkat

      The cross between the ass cheeks is a bridge too far for me. Otherwise, she looks Fabulous, and I love the pink pumps.

    • decormaven

      I’m getting a tough female prison warden/Barbara Stanwyck vibe. It’s all working, except for the pink strapped pumps, and that’s a minor niggle.

    • http://twitter.com/lisledanielle Danielle Lisle

      Best she’s looked in a while, I think. Glad to see her numerous arm veins and sinew under wraps, for once.

    • http://www.facebook.com/conysoledad Constanza Álvarez Espinoza

      She looks fantastic!!

    • http://twitter.com/cornekopia Shawn EH

      Material Woman.

    • Anne At Large

      I would be 100% behind this look if she had worn boots with it. Those shoes are not my thing at all.

    • http://profiles.google.com/h.e.waddell Heather Waddell

      I scrolled down with really high hopes for fishnets and Doc Martens, so I got half of what I wanted. My biggest problem with the shoes is that they clash with the carpet, which is reflecting off all that silver in the rest of the outfit. It makes them look even more incongruous than they are.

      Next time, Madge, I expect some Stompin’ Boots.

    • jilly_d

      I think she looks great but really….could she not have gone with a distressed leather skinny or something? What is she, 60? Far too old to be showing that much upper thigh.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000088447181 Sam Smith

      I like it, but wish the bottom part of the outfit was more reasonable. Sure be punk and be Madonna but I think she looks desperate at her age walking around with no pants.

    • A Savarese

      She NAILED it!! except for the ankle straps..meh.. would have been great with a patent RED something…or black to give her more height but still she nailed it.. this is the PUNK i remember …

    • sado

      Madonna, the only one who stood out and was amazing in a sea of tired, boring, extras in mermaid gowns and bland……..she is the only one who has balls and matters…….the rest just follow

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1594250515 Kim Brightman

        And she’s trying to show them to us.

    • Imasewsure

      This is great. Don’t love the shoes but love it overall.

    • mmc2315

      Miss Thing read the invite. Needed boots. Nearly a WERQ.

    • http://www.facebook.com/jacoryd JaCory Deon

      She’s serving it from the waist up, can’t get on board with the entire look though. That dark hair looks amazing on her and I hope she keeps it for a while.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1594250515 Kim Brightman

      The fishnet covered thighs are a big NO. And she definitely needed black kick-ass motorcycle boots instead of pink frou-frou heels. Is she trolling for her next boy-toy?

    • SportifLateBoomer

      .I bow down to my idol of 25+years. She is doing it for all of us
      50-somethings who still want to be in the game in a sexy, powerful way. I
      don’t always agree with her choices and she doesn’t always look great
      – although here I think she is smashing — but she gets A for fierce
      effort from me.

      And dat ass! Can’t fake that bangin’ body.

    • Kenisha Hill Phillips

      Damn, had her shoes been red, she would have been perfect.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OQG2B3GDOIKSFYT6YDXFVOMEM4 A. Lure

      I like it a lot. Edgy and whimsical. For a garment with so many design elements, it’s very well balanced. She did herself a disservice with those pink pumps, tho. Surely she could have found a pair of shoes synergistic to her garment.

    • random_poster

      Madonna turned it out! Awesome!

    • alyce1213

      Perfect. WERQ WERQ WERQ, even the shoes — which are audaciously wrong and that’s why.
      She often disappoints, but not now. This is fierce, imaginative, and theme-appropriate.
      I’m not a Madonna fan generally but I LOVE this.

    • pookiesmom

      Werq.

    • NYCGlamourpuss

      She got it! THE QUEEN got it! Well played, Madge, well played.

    • dschubba

      I think the hair is the only misstep. I understand what she was going for but, she’s one goatee away from a Guy Fawkes mask.

    • E. D.

      Great until I got to the shoes. Could have been a WERQ.

    • Nonmercisansfacon

      Punk-WERQ.

    • Corsetmaker

      My cap is doffed :D I think it needed really day-glo killer heels. But agree on the ankle straps.

      The only thing that bothers me, and only UK readers will get this, is that she bears a rather striking resemblance to one of the Dragon’s Den entrepreneurs Hilary Devey. A rather odd lady who favours wigs, oversized jewellery and extreme shoulder pads (go Google and you’ll see what I mean LOL!)

    • Anniebet

      Whopee! We got safety pins, chains, padlock, cross, studs, fishnet, plaid, and pink – we got it all in one fierce package. Thank you, Ms. Ciccone, for livening up the place.

    • spooki C

      I was all excited for the punk theme this year, but nobody fucking got it. Thank god for Queen Madge.

    • Rrroza

      Love that she’s wearing her signature cross from way back hanging behind. It’s a great outfit and I think she looks great and like she’s having fun

    • snarkykitten

      She werqs it so well. probably because she was actually alive when Punk was a thing

    • GTrain

      She looks fantastic!

    • lilyvonschtupp

      Of course she would get this look down. She’s the mother of the people who invented punk.

    • voter1

      All that was missing was the cone shaped cups for a bra.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=535548244 Kim Baker Vidas Davey-Irvin

      i can’t stand madonna, but have to give credit where it’s due. a pair of shiny shiny doc martens would have been perfect.

    • akprincess72

      It totally matches the theme, but sorry, I’m just tired of her.

    • pattycap11

      she could make a new fortune just listening to some rich guy say, mistress madge, hit me again, please. harder!

    • Coco Cornejo

      Are you sure her invitation didn’t say dominatrix instead of punk?

      The shoes are not just all wrong, they’re confusing.

    • bellafigura1

      Waay too literal, waay too Desperately Seeking Youth. It’s gone from “theme” to costume.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1832126583 Mary Lauer

      She got it right because she lived it the first time around.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-Charlotte-Siewierkiewicz/503556621 Jessica Charlotte Siewierkiewi

      After a few pictures my thought was: ”Why is Jesus staring at her behind?” Really not where I would place a cross…

    • Mariah J

      She does look great but really she’s too old and too famous to be trying so hard.

    • roche

      Loved this. I thought she deserved a total WERQ, but since she gets to be first in TLo’s Met Gala parade I won’t quibble. Ok one quibble: I think the pink shoes are badass and fun.

    • bitterk

      That azz on a 50 year old? Bow down bitches!