If you paid a $100 million for Madonna tickets, we can officially assure you you’ve made a sound investment based on fashion alone. Costume designer Arianne Phillips has been outfitting Madge for live shows for eleven years and she returns for the Sticky and Sweet tour. She tells WWD that Givenchy head designer Riccardo Tisci contributed two outfits, Tom Ford made bespoke suits for the band, Miu Miu custom-made three pairs of shoes, Stella McCartney provides thigh-high boots, Moschino made the sunglasses — take a breath! — and Yves Saint Laurent, Roberto Cavalli, and Jeremy Scott provided other clothes and “odds and ends.” In other words: Screw all you haters who are talking shit about Madge’s recent fashion choices.
The show is divided into four sections. The first, dominatrix-inspired, section features Givenchy. The second is based on Madge in New York when she first got here and features Jeremy Scott. The third is also heavy on Givenchy with a gypsy theme. And the fourth — get this — is “a futuristic rave section with lots of Japanese influences.” Excuse us while we splash some cold water on our faces. These visuals are giving us hot flashes.