After watching Glee and Sue’s rendition of “Vogue,” it made me think of the many infamous styles we have witnessed Madonna wear not only in the video but in perfomances. She goes from the Gaultier bras to the Marie Antoinette-inspired hair and gowns. This is definitely one of my top Madonna songs behind a few others, but she changes the performances only keeping the general idea with choreography. If Madge isn’t a style icon for the good or the bad, then I don’t know who is. She reinvents herself every album that her followers try to mimic, but always fall short. She has so many phases in style it’s hard to count. Focusing on the “Vogue” styles, check out below:
1. The 1990 VMAs Performance (click here)
The tall powdered wigs, the panniers, the gowns…everything I love.
2. The Re-invention Tour
Stays with the French Baroque-Marie Antoinette theme, but costume allowances so she can show off her moves. The crystal encrusted corset is beautiful, I love the boots, and this costume in general stands out in my mind when I think of her.
3. The Sticky and Sweet Tour
A simpler costume, but her costume here was the result of removing layers of previous items that ended with a sheer number and what we see here. I love this performance as well.