On December 6 2004, Madonna’s Re-Invention Tour corset made by French designer Christian Lacroix was put on display as part of the inauguration celebration of the Villa du Marais hotel. Seventeen rooms of the hotel were filled with Christian’s most impressive creations.
Madonna had two variations of the corset: gold and lilac. She wore the corset during Vogue, Nobody Knows Me and Frozen.
On July 30 2003, GAP premiered its latest commercial starring Madonna and Missy Elliot. The commercial, featured a mash-up of Madonna’s Into The Groove + Hollywood = Into The Hollywood Groove, featuring Missy Elliot.
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On August 24 2006, clothing retailer H&M released its Madonna inspired tracksuit. Madonna and select members of her crew from The Confessions Tour were also featured in the accompanying print ad campaign, photographed by Rankin.
The success of the campaign led to more comprehensive Madonna co-branding ventures with H&M, D&G, and to the eventual launch of her own fashion brands – Material Girl and Truth or Dare by Madonna.
On June 28 2005, Madonna told Britain’s Grazia magazine:
“I am perfectly happy to muck around in a pair of drawstring pants and wellies. Sometimes my daughter gets angry because I go to school with her wearing my tracksuit and she say ‘Can’t you just wear normal clothes?’ I think she wants me to be a Yummy Mummy, but that’s not me.”
On December 7 2006, H&M announced that Madonna would design a range of clothes and accessories to be released in March 2007.
“The M by Madonna fashion line will reflect Madonna’s timeless, unique and always glamorous style,” H&M said of the new collection.
“I’ve made no secret of my love for fashion and trends,” Madonna said in a statement announcing her partnership with H&M’s head of design Margareta van den Bosch. “Working with Margareta and H&M was an exciting and new creative challenge for me. I’m really happy with the results and look forward to wearing M by Madonna along with the rest of the world.”
H&M clothed Madonna and her dancers for her Confessions World Tour.
On November 14 2008, Steven Meisel shot the Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2009 collection photoshoot, featuring Madonna, at Café Figaro in Los Feliz, California.
Madonna transformed into Marc Jacob’s vision of the quintessential Parisienne, striking provocative poses in the season’s sexy short skirts, ethnic-inspired sandals and animal-print bangles.
“I wanted the campaign to be very bold, very sensual and very atmospheric. To carry off all these references and all this sophistication, we needed the ultimate performer – and for me, that is Madonna,” stated Jacobs.
Stylist: Marie-Amélie Sauvé
Makeup: Pat McGrath