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Madonna in Givenchy Haute Couture

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Strike a pose, bitch!

Madonna is running around on stage wearing Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci. The fashion house designed her new wardrobe (inspired by their spring-summer 2009 Haute Couture collection) for her worldwide Sticky + Sweet Tour.

And guess what?

We don't hate it!
In fact, we think it's kinda fab.





We have been *ahem* somewhat vocal in the past about Madonna's less-than-fabulous entrance into middle age, but for some reason, this getup doesn't inspire the same eye-rolling. Sure, she's not wearing any pants and it's got the same somewhat tired fetish-inspired feel to it that she's been flogging for too long, but it's also kind of fabulous and, because this is Madge we're talking about, it's about as demur as we can expect from her. Besides, it's stagewear and the rules are different for that.

Although those thighs frighten us a little. The last time either of us saw thighs like that there were a couple balls hanging between them.


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65 comments:

You think her thighs are scary? Have you seen her arms lately??? Terrifying.

I think the outfoot is okay. I love the boots.


"Although those thighs frighten us a little. The last time either of saw thighs like that there were a couple balls hanging between them."


She needs a better strap!


love it


I think she fell, pantless, out of that Dior show. All she needs is a picture hat.

On another subject, my Every Goy's Guide to Common Jewish Expressions offers:

fercockt, fercockta; more or less equivlent to "fucked up." (Literally, "shitted up.")

I like the literal translation and think it will come in quite handy as we dish the denouement of the You Know What Show.


The high-cut crotch is skeeving me out. I'm not ready for that. TMI.


I wonder what kind of perverse S&M exercises she does to get her arm and leg muscles to look the way they do. Ewww!


Is that her natural hair of does she have hair extensions?

TampaBay


I don't get the fasination at the moment with performing with no pants on (Britney and Beyonce are also guilty) BUT at least she isn't going all Lady Gaga on us and wearing this shiz in public.


She looks fabulous and it's freaking Givenchy, bitches. It doesn't get more fabulous than that. : )


surpirsed you didn't mention the hair. Looks like she arrived too late to work with the hair stylist. Bad, and not in a good way.


Thanks for the extra bitchiness today, ladies.

I'm one of 10 humans on this earth trying to avoid that damn "service" on the internets.


I never thought I would get tired of Madonna. But you know what? I'm tired of Madonna. She looks great and I just don't care.


Heck, with enough Human Growth Hormone, anyone can look like that!


I just clicked on your prior Madge commentary.

I thought I was the only one who laughed for 8 months after she fell off of that horse!


http://www.yiddishdictionaryonline.com/

Not that they do not use the letter "c" anywhere. This is the standard set by the YIVO Institute for Jewish research. Thus:

verkakte or farkakte

but never

facacta

Sorry.


I like the sketch but I am not sold on this look on Madonna.


Thank God she covered her arms.


She's kind of got a she-male thing going on there doesn't she?


Sewing Siren
7/7/09 2:08 PM She's kind of got a she-male thing going on there doesn't she?


Absolutely. The costume isn't bad, either.


Witty AND catty, just the way I love me my TLo: "same somewhat tired fetish-inspired feel to it that she's been flogging for too long". Bwahahahaha.

I love the jacket drawing; wish I could see more details of the actual jacket.

Look into pants, Madge. This sans pants phase is getting tedious, and screams of desperation.


As hard as Madge works out, there's no way she's not going to show off those thighs-hence the no pants look.

I do love the sketch of the costume-that is very cool.


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another laura

Frankenlegs.


Those thighs look like nutcrackers, I'm sure she could crack a man's head between them. Look out Jesus and make sure your tongue skills never let you down!


"The last time either of saw thighs like that there were a couple balls hanging between them."

Maybe her tuck is just that good? ;)
Love the jacket, not into the whole "underwear as clothing" trend.


Man, can't pop stars come up with anything new that isn't spooking Lady Gaga's look?


It all rings of Lili Von Shtupp.

The sketch shows a slight lace at the top of the legs, and a more "discrete" crotch. Would that she had followed thru.


I was going to say the same thing about her arms Aimee. I have to admit, I love watching Madge perform in concert, but seeing pictures of her just skeeves me out these days.


Between this and the Dior today, I'm beginning to appreciate people who wear pants...


" Ross said...

Man, can't pop stars come up with anything new that isn't spooking Lady Gaga's look?"

You've got to be kidding me. Lady Gaga does nothing but appropriate other people's looks and styles. There isn't a thing original about her.


I don't hate it. I wish I were in such awesome shape.


@Anonymous: She does knock of Gareth Pugh in the Paparazzi video, which is rather unbecoming, but I think it's fair to give her credit for popularizing the recent bodysuit-with-crazy-shoulders look.


Miss Heather

Agree that Madge looks OK, weird cheek implants aside. And I would love to have those boots.


Not bad. I covet her thighs. What's wrong with nice, muscular thighs?

I always find myself wondering if 'fashion' garments would look better on actual people if fashion sketches weren't an extra head taller. Doesn't it set a designer up for failure, by and large, because nobody is actually seven feet tall and a hundred pounds?


I think the drawing works better because you can see the end of the jacket through the legs - this makes you think there might be something powerful in the back. The exaggerated shoulders are good in real life, but the ensemble needs one element to distort the body in another place. Not freaky enough yet.


Work done on her eyes? Is that just make-up? When did she get Asian eyes?


The sketch is beautiful and Madonna looks great.


I think Alex Rodriguez slipped her some of his anabolic steroids. I don't remember her thighs as being so beefy. They were more sinewy and lean.

She isn't aging gracefully, but, hey, she's Madonna. Why should she?


Willa Shakespeare

The outfit - FAB, but Madonna be a whore. Her skank funnin' ain't sootable for public display. Granny cooch should be clad in Depends and generously-rised cotton panties, not couture black spandex. Ho be Condé Nast.


When I was a young'un, Givenchy haute couture was something ladies in Paris wore to receptions at the Embassy.

Riccardo Tisci has peeled away decades of cultural divisions with one, legless outfit.

Still, I've got the voice of LL Cool J echoing in my head... telling Suede something about "I don't care how well made it is. If I can't see the details from the cheap seats, it doesn't translate."


OMG! "The last time either of saw thighs like that there were a couple balls hanging between them."

That line makes it damn hard to say "Yawn"!

LAK


HA. She looks like John Galliano styled her and yet you all thought it worked here.


Good lord, people, let the facacta issue go!

And as for Madge... meh. That seems to be the standard uniform for pop stars these days.


Madonna is her own drag queen.

Aaron


I know this site is all about fashion, but allow me this just today. Madonna, Michael Jackson and I are all the same age. I grew up on the Jackson 5 and later on Madonna and Michael's music. I have gotten tired of Madonna lately, but in light of how tragically Michael's life ended, I gotta hand it to her.

Yes, she's had plastic surgery. Yes, she's terrifically fit and into her body. And yes, she's running with men half her age. But the woman is surviving her success better than any of her counterparts. She's the most famous woman in the world and she's still out there doing her thing.

It's such a sad day.


The woman can afford a hairstylist, so why does her hair look so crappy these days? Fire that gay and get one who knows what he's doing.

I realize these are concert photos but her hair looks bad in IRL pix too.


Boy, do I envy her those thighs: Not her money, not her fame, not her long list of swarthy conquests - just those thighs.

--GothamTomato


'Brooklyn Bomber said: On another subject, my Every Goy's Guide to Common Jewish Expressions offers:'



I've got the same book:)

--GothamTomato


She ROCKS!!!!


That is a great look, and yes, very demure for Madonna.


Madonna or not, she looks like a giant black truffle.


Her thighs in that last "chair" photo? I'd love to have mine look like that!


Ugh. I am so tired of this no-pants thing. It's no longer shocking or interesting.


The LAST thing I needed tonight was the image of giant pudenda in my face. ugh. Put some pants on!


fashionablylate

ToddNY said "She looks fabulous and it's freaking Givenchy, bitches. It doesn't get more fabulous than that. : )
"


Believe it!!


I believe in Sam Kinison, not Madonna.


I don't mind the no-pants thing really, at least in a stage costume. However, whatever is chosen for the bottom instead of pants should cover the lady-parts appropriately. This outfit does not meet that requirement - half her hoo-ha is showing. I think this would be a lot better with slightly less brief bottoms - maybe hot pants?


Ellen M on 7/7/09 at 5:32 PM said... I think Alex Rodriguez slipped her some of his anabolic steroids. I don't remember her thighs as being so beefy. They were more sinewy and lean.

Ellen M - if you or I had to perform Madonna'stage show each night our thighs would be just as beefy. Physically, I'd bet she is in better shape than ARod as she must be to exert the physical activity required in her stage show.

TampaBay


Suzy said: I love the jacket drawing; wish I could see more details of the actual jacket.


Agreed. I'm sure that jacket looks all kinds of fabulous up-close and in-person, but in photos or from a stage...


She looks fab! I love love love the sketch.


I think the best comment about Madge came from her x. Having sex with her was like having sex with a big piece of grissle. Perfect. She has to stay ripped to be able to perform. Still...


No surprise that these clothes are more appealing on her - in large part, enough of her is covered that we need not confront what ultra-fit and ultra-lean really looks like in one's 50's.

Someone mentioned her as an age-mate of Michael Jackson - in my mind, the common denominator is that they both earned their place in the pantheon with unrelenting, crushingly demanding hard work. He had more talent than she, but she emerged less damaged from her raising.

The point of which is that I will respect her thighs as the symbols of work and discipline that they are - even if I'd rather see less of the real estate where they meet her hips!


I don't know. I'm just so sick of seeing so much of her crotch area. I hate this habit she has of wearing what basically amounts to a pair of panties and then posing with her legs wide open. What's up with that?


Too much tootie!!!!!!


I like it but I would have liked it even better if she wore some kinda pants. I don't really enjoy watching her crotch area.
But she does look fab.





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