It’s been 22 years since Madonna‘s Blonde Ambition tour introduced the world to the cone bra. So I guess the legendary Jean Paul Gaultier design was ready for a revamp. Madge’s signature pointy corset made a reappearance in Israel when the singer kicked off her MDNA World Tour.
When describing the updated look, Gaultier had this to say to Women’s Wear Daily:
“We played with the ideas of a suit and a corset. But the corset is now like a cage. What I have done this time is a nod to the conical bra corset of the Blond Ambition tour but reinterpreted in 3-D, in patent leather on the outside with metallic leather on the inside. It’s all about masculine and feminine, Madonna and Jean Paul Gaultier classics reinterpreted for 2012.”
Obviously Madonna still isn’t afraid to show some skin, but I think it’s interesting she chose to put this corset over a white button down and pinstripe pants. It definitely makes for a more modest version of the original.
I guess the main question here is whether something as unique as the cone bra should’ve ever been tried again? Does it look like Miss M is just trying to relive her glory days? Or is this just a nice bit of nostalgia?