Madonna for Harper’s Bazaar Magazine
Madonna sat down for controversial photographer Terry Richardson, for Harper’s Bazaar. Then they erased her digitally and put a computer simulated version of her in her place. Apparently.
Madonna covers the November 2013 issue of Harper’s Bazaar magazine photographed by Terry Richardson.
“That may sound rather extremist, but growing up in a suburb in the Midwest was all I needed to understand that the world was divided into two categories: people who followed the status quo and played it safe, and people who threw convention out the window and danced to the beat of a different drum. I hurled myself into the second category, and soon discovered that being a rebel and not conforming doesn’t make you very popular. In fact, it does the opposite. You are viewed as a suspicious character. A troublemaker. Someone dangerous.”
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The quote is standard-issue Madonna. We can’t really argue with the truth of it, nor for her right to say it, but boy does she ever sound up her own ass. We suppose it’s practically impossible for any person in her rarefied instances to not sound up her own ass, though.
It’s kind of hard to style Madonna in a way that would be surprising or interesting. We suspect a lot of that has to do with Madonna herself, who has a very tight control on her image and has been doing this sort of warrior-woman/hardness schtick for a while now. Harper’s did their best with it, and she does look good here, but it’s all kind of expected. It she really wanted to shock people, she’d let herself be styled in a softer, more romantic style. We’d love to see that; just to see something new and to see if she could pull it off. Get this lady in some insane Marchesa frippery and see if she can have some fun with it, we say. You really want to impress us, Madge? Do Grace Kelly. We dare you.