A sketch of Madonna's MNDA tour outfit by Jean Paul Gaultier.
Photo: Via @JPGaultier
We basically flipped our LID when we heard that Madonna and Jean Paul Gaultier were reuniting for her MDNA tour (it kicks off today in Tel Aviv!), but WWD got a hold of some sketches of the outfits and OH. MUH. GAH. Not only is there JPG amazingness, but Jeremy Scott and Arianne Phillips also make KILLER appearances in her on-stage ensembles. Her Gaultier design (which she wears during her "Vogue" number, above) is an entirely black and white menswear-inspired ensemble that features a button-up white shirt, tie, wide leg trousers, over-the-elbow gloves, and—GASP—THE ICONIC CONE BUSTIER FROM HER 1990 BLOND AMBITION TOUR. *cries* “We played with the ideas of a suit and a corset. But the corset is now like a cage,” Gaultier told WWD. “What I have done this time is a nod to the conical bra corset of the Blond Ambition tour but reinterpreted in 3-D, in patent leather on the outside with metallic leather on the inside. It’s all about masculine and feminine, Madonna and Jean Paul Gaultier classics reinterpreted for 2012.”
A sketch of Madonna's MNDA tour outfit by Jeremy Scott.
Photo: Via @ITSJEREMYSCOTT
Her multiple costume changes will also include pieces from Alexander Wang and shoes by Prada and Miu Miu. Even the backup singers and band will be suited up in designer duds—Dolce & Gabbana made custom pieces just for them! WHEW. Jeremy Scott also got in on the action by outfitting Madonna's backup dancers in colorful Jeremy Scott x adidas floral print pieces (above). Other highlights include: Prada creating high-heels for the male dancers, an Arianne Phillips Joan of Arc-inspired costume made of metal mesh and Swarovski crystals, and a red and white Majorette ensemble with a mini cape. “This show is epic and bigger than anything she’s done before. There are many more costume changes. We’re taking 700 shoes on the road. Madonna changes outfits seven or eight times and the dancers change 10 to 15 times, depending on the dancer,” Arianne told WWD. WUT? To hear even more deets about Madonna's MNDA tour costumes (and to peep more designer sketches!) head on over to WWD.