When it comes to naming fashion influencers from the music industry, a list of names immediately springs to mind but there can be no denying the influence of one pop star who came to fame in the 1980’s and who continues to have an almost cult-like following of fans that await her every move. Yes, I’m talking about the Material Girl, Madonna, who turns 53 today.
As someone who is admittedly old enough to have watched Madonna’s entire career from start to finish and one of her fans that does indeed own every album she’s ever released except one (I admit it – Like A Prayer was and never will be one of my favorites,) I join the fans that can recite every incarnation of Madonna’s style up to current day. Like her, don’t like her – you have to admit that the woman has made an indelible mark on style because even when she’s onto the next thing, we’ll still go back and visit her old looks. She’s generated a creative catalog that music fans, fashion lovers and style mavens can all understand.
Normally, I would choose one look and generate clothes around her style but this is one artist that has a “look” catalog that’s even too big for me to translate (and the post would be so long you wouldn’t want to read it.) So, I’d rather you sit back, relax and enjoy a few of her old school videos so you can gain some inspiration for yourself. Here’s a trip through the many early style incarnations of that ultimate chameleon who blazed the trail. Happy Birthday, Madonna! Which Madonna look is your favorite? Dish!