At last Louis Vuitton has released images from its spring 2009 campaign, starring Madonna, and we are relieved. She looks much more fetching here than she did at the Gucci party last month in the green version of that hairy orange skirt. The bag, the shoes, the bracelets, the leg in the air — they're a win! Louis Vuitton designer Marc Jacobs told WWD that the fishnets were Madge's idea. We're not surprised — she wears them onstage for her Sticky and Sweet tour, and it wouldn't be very Madonna of her to shed her persona entirely, especially at a time when critics are saying she's lost it.
Jacobs said it all came together when he was at a meeting to brainstorm ideas for the next ad campaign, still reeling from the amazing-ness of the Madonna concert he saw the night before. “I just blurted out, ‘I think we should do Madonna,’” he said. So he sent her a message on his BlackBerry during the meeting, and five minutes later, she replied, “I’d love to.” So apparently she is that easy. The images, shot by Steven Meisel, are meant to evoke a Parisian bistro, though they were taken at a restaurant in L.A., naturally. And contrary to previous reports, Vuitton's communications director, Antoine Arnault, said Madge did not receive $10 million for the spot, but a figure "very far away from that." Why should she care about cash when she can get shoes, bags, and bracelets? Did we mention the shoes? Click on to see another image from the campaign.
Most Viewed Stories
Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna Reportedly Broke Up
Donald Trump Spent the Morning After the Debate Fat-Shaming Miss Universe, Again
Hillary Clinton’s Sickest Debate Burns
It’s Finally Possible to Understand What Happened to Amanda Knox
Ask a Boss: My Co-worker Wants Everyone to Call Her Boyfriend Her ‘Master’!
2009 Called — It Wants Its Vogue-Versus-Bloggers Fight Back.
Former Miss Universe Becomes U.S. Citizen So She Can Vote Against Trump
22 Intimate Lost Photos of Marilyn Monroe
Area Woman Interrupted by Man 25 Times in 26 Minutes
Our Scowling Hero Breaks a Smile
From Our Partners
The Cool Hour
powered by PubExchange
The Cut’s Latest Fashion FeaturesCiara's Wedding Dress Was Too Big for the Chapel
To be fair, it was a 13 foot-long dress.You and Rihanna Will Both Want to Invest in Dior’s New Bag
It's got something for everyone.Polo Shirts Have Turned Their Back on Ryan Lochte
Along with his other major sponsors.Ryan Lochte Will No Longer Be Paid to Wear Tiny Bathing Suits
Speedo remains committed to transparency.Laura Brown Is the New Editor-in-Chief of InStyle
After 11 years at Harper’s Bazaar.Tyra Banks Is Going to Teach a Class on Smizing at Stanford
"If I see somebody not paying attention, I’m gonna call on them."This Floating Pier Is the Most Zen Installation Ever
Walking on water in Italy.Nation Is Appalled by Matt Lauer’s Nude Ankles During Ryan Lochte Interview
What’s the opposite of “Jeah”?8 People at the Life of Pablo Pop-up Explain Why Kanye West Is a God
"I mean, Kanye West is just Kanye West. There's not more or less you can say about Kanye West. He's just Mr. West!"A T-shirt Is Enough
Simplicity, versatility, and cool. What more could you want?
She took a perfect pencil dive off a 30-foot yacht.American Apparel Is Being Sued by Former Workers
As the company considers putting itself up for sale.A Gendered History of the Tailored Suit
From Marlon Brando to Coco Chanel.How Zendaya Developed Such Great Style at the Young Age of 19
The star's best looks from Disney to now.Proof That If You’re Chic Enough, a Little Federal Investigation Doesn’t Matter
Is this the best they could do?5,300-Year-Old Mummified Iceman Probably Would’ve Been a Street-Style Star
He had several different looks and was “pretty picky.”J.Crew Has Identified 226 Shades of Pink
Even more than there are shades of gray.Gigi and Bella Hadid Merch Is Now Somehow a Thing That Is Happening
Today in Hadidiana.Gird Your Loins for the Return of Yeezy to New York Fashion Week
The season approaches.This Indie Brand Had a Great Response to Ivanka Trump
When she bought one of their cuffs, they donated the proceeds to the Clinton campaign.