Bits of Madonna’s Fashion Evolution at Macy’s Century City

I don’t know about you, but I happen to think que Madonna es lo máximo. Her music, her style, her constant reinvention is amazing. She’s always evolving and eternally youthful. You’ve got to admire that.

Fans of Madonna and local fashionistas were in for a treat last Thursday when they had a chance for an up close view of her most iconic outfits and costumes throughout her career. The collection “Madonna’s Fashion Evolution” was a pop up (one day) exhibit at Macy’s Century City hosted by Material Girl Collection. Material Girl is the fashion clothing line from Madonna and her daughter Lola which is sold exclusively at Macy’s.

The outfits were personally curated by Madonna herself. The collection featured her Like a Virgin wedding dress; the “boy toy” outfit which reminded me of the movie Desperately Seeking Susan and which I tried to copy back in the day; the dress she wore to the Grammy Awards when she was escorted by Michael Jackson; and of course, the pink gold cone bra corset by Jean Paul Gaultier that she used during her Blond Ambition Tour back in 1990.

Of course, depending of your age, you may find these items fascinating or not. Those of us who grew up with Madonna find them to be cool elements of pop culture. Ah, the 80’s and 90’s…You just had to be there

Here are a few pix of the event, courtesy of Macy’s and Material Girl for your viewing pleasure. (Note: this is not a sponsored post.)

(Photo Courtesy of Macy's and Material Girl) CENTURY CITY, CA - APRIL 25:  A general view at the Material Girl and Macy's never-before-seen retrospective of Madonna's iconix fashion pieces at the Macy's Westfield Century City on April 25, 2013 in Century City, California.  (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for Iconix Brand Group)

(Photo Courtesy of Macy’s and Material Girl) CENTURY CITY, CA – APRIL 25: A general view at the Material Girl and Macy’s never-before-seen retrospective of Madonna’s iconix fashion pieces at the Macy’s Westfield Century City on April 25, 2013 in Century City, California. (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for Iconix Brand Group)

(Photo courtesy of Mayc's and Material Girl.) The "Like a Virgin Wedding Dress" on view at the Macy's Century City exhibit.

(Photo courtesy of Macy’s and Material Girl.)
The “Like a Virgin Wedding Dress” on view at the Macy’s Century City exhibit.

(Photo courtesy Macy's and Material Girl). The "Boy Toy" phase, circa 1984.

(Photo courtesy Macy’s and Material Girl). The “Boy Toy” phase, circa 1984.

(Photo courtesy of Macy's and Material Girl.) Mid 1980's inspiration from Madonna. ¿Quién no quiso copiar este outfit?

(Photo courtesy of Macy’s and Material Girl.) 1980’s inspiration from Madonna. ¿Quién no quiso copiar este outfit?

(Photo courtesy Macy's and Material Girl.) Another view of Madonna's Fashion Evolution with all her iconic costumes throughout the years.

(Photo courtesy Macy’s and Material Girl.) Another view of Madonna’s Fashion Evolution with all her iconic costumes throughout the years.

(Photo courtesy Macy's and Material Girl.) Jean Paul Gaultier designed it and Madonna wore it during her 1990 "Blond Ambition Tour" around the world. We used to think this was a shocking outfit. Como han cambiado los tiempos...

(Photo courtesy Macy’s and Material Girl.) Jean Paul Gaultier designed it and Madonna wore it during her 1990 “Blond Ambition Tour” around the world. We used to think this cone shaped corset was a shocking outfit. Como han cambiado los tiempos…

(Photo courtesy of Macy's and Material Girl.) AnnaSophia Robb of "The Carrie Diaries" paid a visit. The dress is the one Madonna wore to the Grammys when she went with Michael Jackson.

(Photo courtesy of Macy’s and Material Girl.) AnnaSophia Robb of “The Carrie Diaries” paid a visit. The dress in the background is the one Madonna wore to the Grammys when she went with Michael Jackson.

(Photo courtesy of Macy's and Material Girl.) Vanessa Hudgens was one of the celebrities admiring the show and possibly taking style notes.

(Photo courtesy of Macy’s and Material Girl.) Vanessa Hudgens was one of the celebrities admiring the show and possibly taking style notes.

L.U.V. = MDNA!

It was a very good week for Madonna, in all her amazing glory.  Her Super Bowl performance last Sunday was one of the best ever. On Tuesday she announced her World Tour for 2012 (she’ll be in LA on October 10th); and according to iTunes, preorders for her new album MDNA hit the top spot in 50 countries.

Amen Madonna!

We’ll have to wait a bit for her new album, which drops on March 26th. In the meantime, here’s her latest video to get the weekend going. It’s from her new single “Give Me All You Luvin'” and it features Niki Minaj and M.I.A., because that’s how you do it in this day and age to stay fresh.

 

Even NPR practically raves on her existence: Madonna at Halftime: What it Takes to Last.

Don’t you just admire the fact that she’s been on top of her game ever since we met her back in the 80’s?  We all remember when she was still “Like A Virgin” and declaring to Dick Clark on American Bandstand that she was going to rule the world.

She was right, you know.

Madonna at Danceteria. Courtesy Affordable Art Fair. (Love this image from Fabrik Magazine, Issue 015)