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Madonna on the cover of Fashion + Music book

“Fashion + Music”, written by former Dazed and Vogue contributor and trend forecaster, Katie Baron, gives a unique insight into how fashion and music, working as twin agents, have reflected but also influenced popular culture.
It features exclusive interviews with the creatives behind some of the most iconic and era-defining looks of music’s greatest heroes, including Madonna.
It explores the power of fashion as a make-or-break tool within the music industry’s creative process and gives context to the sound.
Madonna appears in three of the chapters, which look in turn at her work with B Akerlund, Arianne Phillips and Michael Schmidt.

Book is available for order now at Amazon.com.
More info at publisher’s website.

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Madonna in Fashion + Music book
Madonna in Fashion + Music book
Madonna in Fashion + Music book

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Unpublished Madonna Photos in a New Book

Taschen is releasing a new photobook by famous german photographer Peter Lindbergh on September 21st.
In 1994, he shot Madonna’s tribute to Martha Graham for French Vogue magazine.
“Peter Lindbergh: A Different Vision on Fashion Photography” is available for pre-order now.
Here are some of the previously unseen Madonna photos from the book:

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Village Voice: Memories of Madonna

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Michael Musto recounted a few of his most notorious encounters with Madonna for the latest issue of Village Voice:

In the early 1980s, I found myself on a double bill with a rising singer I’d never heard of; her name was Madonna. My Motown cover band had equal billing, but that clearly eluded Madonna’s team, who saw the downtown club gig as a showcase for her and her alone. Madonna sound-checked with such elaborate precision that my band never got to do so; by the time she was obsessively through with the mic, the doors were opening to the public and we were fucked. What’s more, after our performance, Madonna’s manager didn’t want us greeting guests in the joint dressing room, because the apparently demure Madge was getting ready for her set and didn’t want to change in front of strangers. I demanded my rights, while thinking, “This creature isn’t going anywhere.” I should have realized then that it was just this kind of aggressive tunnel vision that would rocket her to the pantheon.

Madonna was suddenly everywhere on the club scene, but her first single, the 1982 ditty “Everybody,” was so insistently whiny, I still wasn’t convinced she had a snowball’s chance. But she made it, with artfully done videos, rampant sexuality, and an ability to charm people’s pants off with feisty frankness. She even tried Hollywood, bombing out with stuff like the screwball comedy Who’s That Girl? while never letting people see her sweat. By 1987, I was hooked, so I went to see Madonna promote the movie outside a theater in Times Square, where she told the assembled throngs, “Shut up, so I can talk.” The steely determination was impressive.

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She struck up a sensational gal-pal relationship with lesbian comic Sandra Bernhard, indulging in all sorts of innuendo that got the media and public panting. The two stars were at the center of 1989’s “Don’t Bungle the Jungle” — a BAM benefit for the Brazilian rainforest — where their sardonic antics upstaged ecological issues. After Madonna rattled off some rainforest facts, Sandra moaned, “Who the fuck do you think you are, Tracy Chapman?” “No,” replied Madonna. “I’m not working at a convenience store. But I do like to sneak off to a 7-Eleven at night for some jawbreakers.” “The bitch is cold,” Sandra interjected. “Funky cold Medina.” They launched into a version of “I Got You Babe,” and the comic sang, “I know we don’t have a cock, but at least I’m sure of all the things we got.” “Don’t believe the stories,” urged Madonna as the show wound down. “Believe the stories,” implored Sandra.

When I interviewed Sandra for my Voice column, she claimed their lesbian shenanigans were just shtick and people should relax about it. “I mean, God, you know, Madonna is a raging lesbian!” she said, eyes rolling. “I mean why don’t they take it really literally!” But when Madonna was spotted wildly making out with Sandra’s ex-girlfriend Ingrid Casares, I took the denials with a grain of potpourri. read more →

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Madonna’s Instagram: Truth or Dare

Having a kiki with Lola after 25th Anniversary Screening of Truth Or Dare at the MOMA!

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Surreal Moment! At the MOMA!! So nice to watch a film in a museum. So many freedoms we take for granted that we did not have then. Thank you Alek Keshishian. We changed history with this film.!

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Madonna’s Instagram: M’s Birthday Wish

The Candles have been blown. The Cake has been cut, but it’s not too late to make my Birthday Wish Come True!! I want to take you on an unforgettable trip to Art Basel. Link in bio to enter to win and support @raisingmalawi #madonnaxomaze

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Madonna via Instagram

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