Alicia Keys, Madonna & Joan Smalls In Givenchy – 9th Annual Keep A Child Alive Black Ball

Alicia Keys, Madonna & Joan Smalls In Givenchy - 9th Annual Keep A Child Alive Black Ball

The Keep A Child Alive Annual Black Ball held at Hammerstein Ballroom on Thursday (October 30) in New York City turned out to be something of a Givenchy-fest.

Alicia Keys: The pregnant host, who looks ready to pop any day soon, looked divine wearing a sumptuous black satin off-the-shoulder empire-waist Givenchy Couture gown with shimmering silver straps custom made by Riccardo Tisci, who was also in attendance at this charitable event. Matching silver and onyx drop earrings and silver bracelets accessorized her look, with a pop of pink to the lips providing the finishing touch.

Madonna: The queen of pop was in the house, donning a corseted black frock with a delicate black lace skirt from Givenchy’s Spring 2015 collection styled with her signature crucifix, lace gloves, and leather boots which it took three people to help her get into.

Joan Smalls: While brown might not be our favourite red carpet colour, who can argue that Joan Smalls doesn’t look stunning in her Givenchy Spring 2015 keyhole gown with a smattering of shimmering embellishments? Factor in that dark-berry lip and you have me at her feet saying “We are not worthy”. What a goddess.

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Madonna In Dsquared² – Great American Songbook Event Honoring Bryan Lourd

Madonna In Dsquared² Fall 2011 - Great American Songbook Event Honoring Bryan Lourd

Madonna also attended ‘The Great American Songbook’ event honouring Bryan Lourd at Alice Tully Hall on Monday (February 10) in New York City.

Keeping to her favoured colour black; the singer wore a Dsquared² Fall 2011 long black leather long sleeve button-down dress.

It’s all very dramatic; which is exactly what we’d expect from the Queen of Pop.

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31.01.14

Madonna In Fausto Puglisi – Miley Cyrus: MTV Unplugged

Madonna In Fausto Puglisi - Miley Cyrus MTV Unplugged
Madonna was also giving us a giddy-up moment, alongside Miley Cyrus, at the ‘Miley Cyrus: MTV Unplugged’ performance at Sunset Gower Studios in Hollywood, California, which premiered on Wednesday (January 29).

The music mogul wore a Fausto Puglisi custom black silk button-down shirt with studded leather fringe, paired with black silk cady flared trousers.

The ensemble was crafted in Italy and featured a sparkling display of multi-colored crystals, which were hand-embroidered over hundreds of hours and applied to the lengths of each garment.

An embellished, black cowboy hat was a must here, along with a studded, gun-slinging belt and that fingerless glove we see reappearing on the songstress.

Without question, the look was influenced by traditional American western style, but Madge of course worked her inner cowgirl in her signature brand of high-wattage style. It’s hard not to love all the attitude radiating from this look.

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Madonna In Ralph Lauren – 2014 Grammy Awards Performance

Madonna In Ralph Lauren - 2014 Grammy Awards Performance

After hitting the red carpet at the 2014 Grammy Awards, Madonna also took to the stage on Sunday (January 26) for what turned out to be an emotional performance with Macklemore and Mary Lambert.

Considering the queen of pop has been an icon for equality for decades, it was no surprise that the singer teamed up with Macklemore and Mary Lambert for the rendition of their gay rights anthem ‘Same Love’.

Turning to Ralph Lauren again, Madonna changed from her black-and-white tux to a Ralph Lauren Collection off-white silk-cotton-sateen three-piece tuxedo with a white cotton floral-embroidered tie from the same Spring 2014 collection, this time adding a matching Murmur custom made white ‘Zest’ corset with suspenders and yet another Western-style hat.

Which look do you prefer? The red carpet or the stage look?

I think she rocked the hell out of the red carpet look. I’m not so keen on this look with a corset.

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Madonna In Ralph Lauren – 2014 Grammy Awards

Madonna In Ralph Lauren - 2014 Grammy Awards

Madonna took to the red carpet at the 2014 Grammy Awards, hosted at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California on Sunday (January 26).

The singer, who is performing ‘Same Love’ alongside Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, had quite the plus-one in her handsome young boy, David. Even more adorable—mom and son matched in an amazing mini-me moment.

They were both dressed to the nines in Ralph Lauren; he in a dapper little Ralph Lauren Boys ensemble and she in a her double-breasted, wide-leg black tuxedo hailing from the designer’s Spring 2014 collection.

She did up the ante on the runway version of the look with a host of accessories, putting her unique spin on this suit. From the Eric Javits custom designed black felt gaucho hat sitting atop her blonde waves, to the cross pendant on her black tie and the sparkling, fingerless glove by which she carried a black cane—a necessity due to a dance injury—this mannish moment had Madonna written all over it.

The pièce de résistance had to be her grill, though, which she admitted she likes to wear when it matches her outfit.

Madge has worked the tuxedo angle many times before. Are you glad to see her return to the gender-bending look again?

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19.06.13

Madonna In Tom Ford – ‘Madonna: The MDNA Tour’ Screening

Madonna In Dolce & Gabbana - 'Madonna The MDNA Tour' Screening

Madonna attended the Dolce & Gabbana and The Cinema Society screening of the Epix world premiere of ‘Madonna: The MDNA Tour’ at The Paris Theatre in New York City on Tuesday evening.

Ensuring that no one would upstage her at her own event, the singer wore a Tom Ford three-piece suit accented with David Yurman black-onyx and diamond cufflinks.

The suit was styled with an ivory waistcoat and bow-tie, complete with a chic top hat and yellow flower pinned to her lapel.

I’m not sure if it was an ode to Michael Jackson, but Madonna wore a Jacob & Co. diamond mesh glove which features over 17 carats of round white diamonds set into a white-gold mesh design.

A faux bob and bold red lip colour completed her look.

I have to say it’s one of the best suits we’ve seen this week. Does she deserve a place in the BDOTW menswear poll, or is this look too gimmicky for you?

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20.05.13

Celine Dion In Atelier Versace & Madonna In Givenchy Couture – 2013 Billboard Awards

Celine Dion In Atelier Versace & Madonna - 2013 Billboard Awards

Neither Celine Dion nor Madonna took to the red carpet for the 2013 Billboard Awards; however, both were spotted in the press room following their presenting duties.

Celine Dion: The 45-year-old legendary singer surprised me by wearing a knee-length Atelier Versace Spring 2013 dress. Usually she either wears mini dresses or gowns. It’s rare to see her wearing something in between. Her gold lamé fitted dress with gold metallic inserts was styled with metallic-gold pumps and a gold necklace. I am not a fan of the colour or this length on Celine.

Madonna: While we should be surprised to see a 54-year-old woman wearing a fishnet dress over stockings and suspenders, this is Madonna and the ability for her to shock us ended a long time ago. The rest of her Givenchy custom-made Couture look consisted of a texturized, cropped, and fur-collared bomber jacket and a grommet-embellished wide belt. The most I can say about this get up is: at least she has the figure to wear it.

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