The music industry’s hottest artists celebrated a year in chart-topping records at Sunday night’s Billboard Music Awards, held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Legends like Celine Dion and Madonna (in Givenchy), who was honored as the Top Touring Artist, posed together backstage, while Top Digital Songs Artist winner Carly Rae Jepsen (in Dynathe) embraced Nashville star Hayden Panettiere (in Halston Heritage) as the two made their way into the venue. Meanwhile, the night’s nine-time winner Taylor Swift (in Zuhair Murad) shared a moment with BFF Selena Gomez (also in Zuhair Murad) in the crowd. Click the photo above to see more photos of stars partying over the weekend!
The fashion world got punk’d last night when typically-prim stars like Allison Williams, Anne Hathaway, and Ginnifer Goodwin added edge to their style in honor of the Met Gala’s 2013 theme, Punk: Chaos to Couture. But nobody got into the spirit quite like the evening’s original rebels, Madonna and Debbie Harry. Madge kicked things off in true punk form pairing Givenchy‘s spikes, fishnet, and tartan (dog collar included!), while Harry kept things decidedly badass in draped chains, sheer panels, and black shades, naturally. Click through the gallery to see the full red carpet fashion show.
Now this is a chaos-meets-couture red carpet! Designers, stars, and fashion industry vets headed to the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the Costume Institute Gala last night, an annual event that draws some of the most head-turning fashion moments of the year. With this year’s theme being Punk: Chaos to Couture, the guests interpreted the notion of punk in many different ways, from Anne Hathaway‘s debut of a platinum pixie to Madonna‘s full-on punk look. Click through the gallery to see the full red carpet fashion show.
Before she was Madonna, she was just another kid on the Lower East Side of New York making music. When she lived that life in the 1980s during her 20s, she was known around the neighborhood for her brave, unique style, and photographers Richard Corman and George DuBose had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to capture her in her element. Now, their photos have made the journey back to New York for a limited-time only exhibition (through May 12 at the W Times Square at 1567 Broadway), presented in collaboration with W Hotels, Vitamin Water, and online fine art gallery Rock Paper Photo. “Madonna was and remains an original force,” Corman told InStyle.com. “Her style was her own and there really had never been anyone like her. She really did walk to her own beat and these early images pay homage to a fierce and fearless spirit which pushed many many boundaries. Although New York at this time was a creative carnival, Madonna certainly was one of its main catalyst’s and maintains her relevance today.” Not in NYC? Head to rockpaperphoto.com to browse the portraits from “Madonna: A Transformational Exhibit.”
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The 24th Annual GLAAD Awards got a big dose of support from Madonna, who was on hand to present Anderson Cooper with The Vito Russo Award at the event in New York City on Saturday. “I’ve had so many blessings in my life, and being gay is certainly one of the greatest blessings,” Cooper said as he accepted the award, which is given to an openly gay or lesbian media professional who has made a significant impact promoting equality for the LGBT community. “It has allowed me to love and be loved and to help open my head and my heart in ways I could never predicted.” Meanwhile, Madonna’s fashion statement—a Boy Scout uniform—also served a message of support for GLAAD’s campaign to end the organization’s ban on gay scouts and leaders. See who else won by visiting glaad.org.
Madonna’s exercise obsession is going straight to your living room! Her personal trainer Nicole Winhoffer said the pop icon is working on a series of workout DVDs dubbed Addicted To Sweat, The Huffington Post reports. “The only way she is able to get through her day and schedule all her meetings and to be there for her children is to have a fit body,” Winhoffer said. “She makes time in her schedule for the workout. Her fitness is the key. She’s the perfect example to share her workout with people around the world.” The release date for the DVD—which will include exercise programs created from Madonna’s time teaching cardio classes in Mexico City—is not yet announced. In the meantime, watch Madge’s ultimate tribute to fitness, her 2005 video for”Hung Up,” for some serious inspiration!
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Of all of Madonna’s many memorable looks, one of the most iconic is her cone bra. Originally designed by Jean Paul Gaultier, the bras became the costume staple from the singer’s 1990s Blonde Ambition tour, and they have staying power to this day: Two of them sold at a Christie’s auction in London for nearly $80,000. Gaultier’s fringed candy-striped couture corset (shown, inset) was originally expected to fetch between $16,000 and $24,000, but raked in more than double that, with an anonymous bidder shelling over $52,000 for the piece, The Guardian reports. The same private bidder paid more than $26,000 for the two-piece black Lycra piece, shown. Private “Vogue”-off, anyone?
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Madonna is baring it all for her second fragrance! Truth or Dare Naked, the follow-up to her debut scent, just landed on Macy’s shelves. “Scent brings up such strong memories,” she told fans at the April launch of the original Truth or Dare. “My mother always wore Fracas, so I wanted my first fragrance to remind me of her.” But instead of another homage, Truth or Dare Naked is all Madonna’s own. The wood notes combined with vanilla orchid hints give the new perfume a sultry spin—all the more appropriate for her Madgesty’s sensual nature. Pick up a bottle, priced from $55 to $68, at macys.com.
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