Thousands of dollars in pricey lingerie were stolen from a racy Madonna photo shoot last month at the Highline Stages, according to the NYPD and a designer’s representative.
As the Queen of Pop posed in sexy underwear for L’uomo Vogue, the magazine’s Italian version for men, staff for designer Deborah Marquit stowed a $2,545 Italian lace bra, $345 thong and $515 brief under a chair about 4 p.m. March 20, they told police.
Hours later, as the shoot at 440 W. 15th St. wrapped up just after midnight, a staffer noticed the bag had disappeared, police said.
“It was a Madonna shoot for L’uomo Mag and It would be ideal is if [sic] someone found the bag of lingerie,” a spokesperson for the company wrote in an email. “Deborah would love to get her collection pieces returned.”
Madonna posted photos from the shoot to her Instagram account, identifying some of the clothes as Armani.
“Working Armani For. L’Uomo Vogue! #artforfreedom,” she wrote.
Marquit’s high-priced bras have appeared in magazines like Cosmopolitan and Vogue and have been worn by celebrities including Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez and Hilary Swank, according to the company’s website.
“I am at a loss and wish the pieces would be found,” Maquit wrote in an email. “I am sure there is no one from the shoot that was involved, since nothing like this has ever happened before. There are alot of people on shoots and maybe whoever found them will return them.”
A spokeswoman for Madonna did not respond to a request for comment.
Freedom Fighters! Make sure to join Madonna on BuzzFeed on April 14th (exact time to be announced later on) for a live Art For Freedom curation!
After starting ArtForFreedom.com in September 2013, Madonna is now asking for you to share your artistic expression of Freedom with her and the BuzzFeed community.
For more info and to submit your entry, please visit the devoted BuzzFeed page before April 14.
Also, Madonna created a list of some of the freedom fighters who have guided her along the way with their actions and art, so go ahead and check it out now!
Art for Freedom Has Received Over 7000 Submissions Globally Since Launching in September 2013
Madonna announced today that Miley Cyrus will be the guest curator for Art for Freedom for the month of April. Miley will collaborate with Madonna to select daily submissions which will be showcased on artforfreedom.com. Launched in September 2013, Artforfreedom.com was created by Madonna as a vehicle to inspire artists around the globe to share their artistic representations on the subject of freedom and human rights.
“There has never been a more crucial time to participate and help create change in the world. I’ve been so inspired by people’s submissions since we began and I welcome Miley’s input along with her fans to express themselves artistically and to share their creative ideas on the subject of human rights and freedom of speech. Miley and I look forward to hearing your voices in the format of your choice throughout the month of April and onward,” commented Madonna.
“Art can speak volumes – I’m glad to join Madonna in encouraging people to have their voices heard at artforfreedom.com. It’s an ideal home to see how each of us can participate in changing the world for the better,” stated Cyrus.
Cyrus and Madonna will select the winning artist’s submission at the end of April and will award a $10,000 grant to a nonprofit organization of the winning artist’s choice. All projects must be focused on the values of Art For Freedom.
Launched in September 2013, Art For Freedom is a global digital initiative, led by Madonna in partnership with VICE Media, designed to fuel free speech – to respond, address and protest persecution and discrimination around the world. It is an online public art project encouraging people to express their personal meaning of freedom and revolution, in the form of video, music, poetry, and photography. Public submissions become part of the Art For Freedom website: contributors can join the project by uploading original artwork or tagging original posts #artforfreedom. The project was launched with the film secretprojectrevolution, co-directed by Madonna and Steven Klein.
Today I made like a banana and split! #flexible #hardcandyfitness