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Madonna's ever-changing style

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The original couture chameleon has spawned as many fashion trends as chart-topping singles. On the eve of her latest U.S. tour, we survey Madonna’s wardrobe hits and misses.

SUBLIME
The Virgin Tour 1985
We were touched for the very first time — by both her sexed-up sound and her over-the-borderline fashion sense.
Blond Ambition 1990
Cones + Jean-Paul Gaultier. Need we say more?
The Girlie Show 1993
In support of Erotica, she channeled her inner dominatrix — and we obeyed!
Re-Invention 2004
We love the feminine curls and bright circus sparkles that showed off her Kabbalah-infused softer side.

SO-SO
Who’s That Girl? 1987
While it’s nice to see her express herself with a little color, we prefer her sexy black.
Sticky & Sweet 2008
Yeah, we get it, she’s 50 and has a rockin’ bod. But some outerwear might be nice in her next half century.

SUBPAR
Drowned World 2001
Did Madge don the plaid in a misguided effort to stay relevant? Maybe if this were the grunge era, circa 1991.
Confessions 2006
Thank goodness her disco-dance phase was fleeting. Gene Simmons might sweat this ensemble, but we’re not feeling it.

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