It’s hard to pin down the most iconic Madonna look when you consider her four-decade career, but near (if not at) the top of that list has to be the cone-bra corset Jean Paul Gaultier created for her globe-trotting Blond Ambition World Tour in 1990.
Now, that look is coming to a t-shirt near you. Madonna’s Celebration Tour – which kicked off last year in London and continues to roll through the United States – includes a number of merch items that call back to her culture-shifting outfits and fashions over the years, but this new item is a little different. First off, it’s an exclusive collaboration between the Queen of Pop and the French fashion provocateur. Secondly, it’s for a good cause. According to a Wednesday (Jan. 17) post on Madonna’s Instagram, the item will benefit her Raising Malawi charity, a nonprofit she co-founded nearly two decades ago.
“Who doesn’t remember My iconic Gold corset designed by the one and only Jean Paul Gaultier for my Blonde Ambition tour in 1990?!” wrote Madge on IG. “Now you can have an exclusive T-shirt created by the man who designed it, and the woman who wore it —M.E. All proceeds from this Special collaboration will benefit @RaisingMalawi and help provide critical medical interventions to orphans and vulnerable children at the Mercy James Center for Pediatric Surgery and Intensive Care. Thanks to @RaisingMalawi and the support that the Mercy James Center has been able to provide for over 11,000 surgeries since it opened in 2017.”
The Mercy James Center shares its name with Madonna’s teenage daughter, Mercy James, whom she adopted in 2009. Mercy James is currently part of M’s Celebration Tour, demonstrating her effortless piano skills on every stop. Of Madonna’s six children, four of them are a regular part of the international trek.
You can check out the “Madonna x JPG Blond Ambition Tee” here.
The post “Madonna Teams With Jean Paul Gaultier for Exclusive Charity T-Shirt” by Joe Lynch was published on 01/17/2024 by www.billboard.com