Arianne Phillips, the brain behind the seams of Madonna's costumes is at it again. With the singer's upcoming Sticky and Sweet tour, launching Aug. 23, the costume designer is hard at work putting together a fashion masterpiece. Similar to her previous concerts, Madonna's costumes will range across four different influences: gangsta pimp, art deco, gypsy, and futuristic.
Don't expect age to affect her racy fashion statement. “She always wants to push the envelope. There are no vanity considerations based on her age; she looks good in everything,” said Phillips.
Topping the list of collaborating designers are Givenchy's Riccardo Tisci, who designed the singer's signature dominatrix costumes; Tom Ford, who provided custom suits for the band; custom-made shoes by Miu Miu and Stella McCartney; sunglasses from Moschino, and other outfits and accessories from Roberto Cavalli, Jeremy Scott, and Yves Saint Laurent.
To see more sketches of Madonna's costumes for her Sticky and Sweet tour, including a crazy gothic cape,