In the 30 years since the release of her debut album we’ve seen Madonna go from virgin territory to Earth mother and beyond.
Sartorially speaking, that is.
But what’s the Material Girl’s all-time greatest fashion phase? EW’s style team sorted through all the rubber braceletes and girl-gone-bad torn lace, the cone bras and the crucifixes and finally managed to narrow down the list to seven of Madonna’s most iconic looks.
Click through the photo gallery to see our picks, then head down to the comments section to tell us which one gets your vote. Did we leave your favorite Madonna style moment out? Tell us why we are fools for not including her Desperately Seeking Susan phase, the dominatrix duds from her Erotica days, or Music’s rhinestone cowgirl.
Dressed in a white wedding gown and veil, Madonna caused a stir at the 1984 MTV Video Music Awards with her performance of “Like A Virgin,” which kicked off with the singer perched atop a wedding cake and ended with her rolling around on stage. In 2012, Madonna admitted that her provocative writhing was actually an attempt to retrieve her stiletto. “I thought, ‘Oh my God; how am I going to get that? It’s over there and I’m on TV.’ So I thought, ‘Well, I’ll pretend I meant to do this,’ and I dove onto the floor. And I rolled around and I reached for the shoe, and as I reached for the shoe, the dress went up, and then the underpants were showing. And I didn’t mean to,” she explained.
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