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Madonna News - September 2016

Madonna for Love Magazine – More Previews

In our exciting special edition of LOVE, LOVE 16.5 ‘LOVE BY MERT ALAS’, supported by Marc Jacobs, Madonna stars alongside her son Rocco in his first ever modelling assignment. LOVE 16.5 launches on the 19th September 2016 during London Fashion Week.

With no hair or makeup, Mert captures a 10-page reportage of Madonna at his house in Hampstead in the early hours, ‘Madonna 2:00AM by Mert Alas’.

Madonna tells Murray Healy in the accompanying interview with LOVE 16.5 how “acceptance by the establishment equals death” and says: “I don’t consider myself a pop act, I consider myself an artist. And it’s an artist’s responsibility to be revolutionary in our work. It’s our responsibility, our duty and our privilege.”

Madonna by Mert Alas for Love Magazine

On the burden of fame, she says: “I was already famous before social media, so for me fame isn’t the burden. Fame is the manifestation or the by-product of my work, and that was two decades before social media. Now to me the burden is people are more focused on fame than actually doing the work or being an artist. Now it’s easy to become famous. What isn’t easy is to develop and grow as an artist without being distracted or consumed with fame.”

Madonna also tells LOVE 16.5: “I like Instagram because it’s like keeping a diary and every day I get to share different aspects of my personality, my life, and what inspires me, what infuriates me, or what causes I want to fight for. It allows me to be mysterious, ironic, provocative or proud. I get to use it as a platform to bring attention to people or issues that I think are important. It allows me to be the curator of my life.”

In LOVE 16.5, Mert, who shortly after shooting Madonna, embarked on a project exploring the idea of the voyeuristic essence of the camera for a 70-page photographic portfolio. It resulted in him shooting beautiful men in Berlin, LA and London. Rocco was photographed in the final stage of the project in London.

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Madonna’s Instagram: M supports Clinton

How big of p*ssy Do you have to BE to kill this Noble Animal for sport? Just ask Donald Trump Jr and his brother Eric. One more reason to vote for Hilary!

Madonna for Clinton

Madonna via Instagram

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.

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

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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