The Fashion Moments in Madonna’s “Medellín” Video
The Hollywood Reporter breaks down the looks, pieces and accessories Madame X wears in her new video, Medellín.
It’s no surprise that style icon Madonna puts on a veritable fashion show in her new music video forMedellin, the first track from her 14th studio album, Madame X, that dropped during a much-anticipated world premiere in London hosted by MTV on Wednesday.
The video showcases a lineup of jaw-dropping fashion moments, created by a team led by stylist and i-D fashion editor Ib Kamara with styling consultant Eyob Yohannes and stylist Miguel Cervera, while Maluma‘s personal stylist Julian Rios created the Latin singer’s looks.
Madonna wears long elbow-length leather gloves made in Italy by New York-based designer Carolina Amato throughout the video as a tribute to Martha Graham and the telling moment that inspired the new album name and Madonna’s constant chameleon-like fashion metamorphosis.
During the interview, Madonna wore a statement-making custom leather eye patch by Gregory Kara decorated with a red “X” made of Swarovski crystals that appears in other iterations in the video, while a branded version is sold with her tour merchandise (a savvy marketing tactic).
The video opens with a dimly-lit shot of a veiled Madame X kneeling in prayer in front of a stained-glass window that cuts to a simple black-and-white scene of her running in a satin robe dress with long va-va-voom feather trim on the sleeves and hem. Then it clips back to the praying scene and out again to a stark black-and-white landscape, where Madonna stands in a dramatic floor-sweeping tan wrap dress with red-tipped kimono-sleeves by fashion brand Paloma Spain. Maluma sits atop a white horse and wears an all-black ensemble by Spanish designer Ana Locking, including a jacket with a long pleated train and ruffled edge that drapes elegantly behind him.
Next, there is a quick glimpse of Madame X galloping away wearing black-and-white cowboy boots and a stunning white bridal gown that flows out behind her before the camera zeroes in on a sequence of her leading a cha-cha class. Here, Madonna dons a skinny black satin tie and crisp white button-front shirt cinched with a red harness, paired with a sharp pencil skirt that has a high side-slit for ease of movement.
Accessorized with a riding crop, the commanding look is finished off with black fishnet stockings, a red eye patch, elbow-length black leather Amata gloves (her ode to Graham) and strappy patent booties with spectator-like detailing and red heels by Miu Miu – with red lipstick to match.
And then the lovers show up in bed, sipping Champagne and smoking. As Maluma lounges in an understated black snap-front shirt and satiny gray pajama pants, Madonna stuns in a dreamy sky-blue Erdem off-the-shoulder dress scattered with beaded black flowers (as seen on the spring-summer 2019 runway), also wearing a black eye patch, a wide sequined black choker with fringe trim, and strappy black sandals.
Cut to a lavish wedding spread, and the rest is pure fantasy. A newly platinum-haired Madame X stomps down the middle of the guest table in a floaty strapless white corseted wedding gown and short black-and-white cowboy boots. Hard continues to meet soft on a white cowboy hat embellished with the requisite gold “X” and trimmed with a multi-colored hat band and an attached veil with paillettes that glimmer as they catch the light. Tough accents include a blood-red version of the elbow-length leather gloves by Amata and a custom white leather eyepatch by Kara embellished with custom safety pins from Gareth Wrighton. The finishing touch is a pretty bold gold floral necklace decked out with multi-colored jewels.
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