Madonna's 16 Most Iconic Tour Outfits Proves She's A True Fashion Chameleon
Even the stage fall heard 'round the world won't stop Madonna from what she does best: putting on a great show. Fans have long hoped (or suspected) that the Queen of Pop will hit the road this year in support of her album Rebel Heart and now that wish is coming true. On March 2, it was announced that Madonna is going on tour — the 10th of her storied career. While other artists simply play their hits onstage and call it a day, a Madonna concert is more of a visual spectacle filled with gravity-defying choreography, massive sets and backdrops, and most exciting of all, elaborate costumes that blur the line between practical stage outfits and wearable art.
Since her first tour in 1985, Madge has worn costumes that have not only defined certain eras of her career, but have also challenged social norms and elicited conversations regarding sex, religion, and politics. Her tour outfits have ranged from camp to high-fashion, retro to futuristic, and everything in between. Madonna has collaborated with fashion's biggest names when creating her tour costumes, from legends like Jean Paul Gaultier (who designed Madonna's iconic cone bra), to of-the-moment designers such as Jeremy Scott and Alexander Wang. Despite the ever-changing looks and themes of her tour costumes, she has always remained provocative, unapologetic, and inspiring. It's no wonder that Madonna is one of the top touring artists of all time and has inspired those who followed her high-heeled footsteps, including Britney Spears, Katy Perry, and Lady Gaga.
Take a look at some of Madonna's most memorable tour costumes here.