“I cannot stand by and be silent”
Longtime collaborator, designer and stylist Arianne Phillips echoes Madonna’s comments about the MET Ball with this Instagram post:
Madonna and Riccardo Tisci together created her MET look. I wasn’t part of it, however I cannot stand by and be silent. Regardless of what people’s opinions are of her choice it is offensive and disturbing that women are chastised for being what society considers “age appropriate “, you don’t see the kind of negative and horrible “age appropriate ” comments about the way men dress! It is unheard of we hold women to a different standard. I support Madonna in her choices to express herself in her art and who she is. She is a fierce leader, she has made a career based on making fearless bold choices. Young artists today owe a great debt to her trailblazing on many fronts. I hardly ever comment on posts however I cannot stand by without voicing my support and appreciation for who Madonna is as a woman and artist.