Madonna kicked off her Celebration tour in London in a string of stylish outfits.
The tour celebrates her four-decades-long career, with Madonna, 65, performing some of her biggest hits – including Crazy For You, Like A Prayer and Into The Groove.
The world tour was due to start earlier this year in Canada, but was postponed after she was admitted into intensive care with a serious bacterial infection.
Madonna is set to take the tour to 38 cities across Europe and North America throughout 2023 and 2024.
In true fashion, her bold costumes have wowed fans and given several nods to some of her eras of the past.
Here are some of her edgy tour outfits so far…
In an updated cone bra
Madonna harked back to one of her most famous onstage looks: the cone bra.
Designed by Jean Paul Gaultier and worn on tour in London in 1990, the pale pink corseted outfit went down in music and fashion history.
The singer paired up with Jean Paul Gaultier again, wearing an updated all-black version of the look. The iconic cone bra shape was instantly recognisable, and styled with tassels at the bottom of the mini dress, with embellished long-sleeve gloves.
Earlier this year, Madonna posted a few different versions of the cone bra she’s worn over the years to Instagram, writing: “A trip to my archives is always a nostalgic trip down memory lane!
“If I think about my journey through music over the last 4 decades — how could I not think about all the incredible clothes I got to wear and all the amazing designers I was lucky enough to work with!”
In a kimono-style outfit
Madonna also wore a black floor-length kimono dress with elaborate sleeves by costume designer Eyob Yohannes. She accessorised the look with a bejewelled headpiece that looked like a halo, designed by House of Malakai.
It’s not the first time she’s been inspired by kimonos in her fashion – she wore a red version for the Nothing Really Matters music video in 1999.
In underwear as outerwear
Vetements’ creative director Guram Gvasalia has been working closely with Madonna to design outfits for the tour, including this blue and black lace bustier she paired with shorts and strings of chains.
The lingerie-inspired design taps into the trend for ‘underwear as outerwear’ that has been making a splash on the catwalks.
In glittering Versace
Madonna also performed in a silver Versace smashed mirror catsuit with exaggerated shoulders.
Designer Donatella Versace posted on Instagram: “My amazing friend @madonna – you are a ray of light in Versace on the 1st night of your Celebration Tour. Your talent and creativity inspires us all.”