St: Arianne Phillips
By now we all know Madonna collaborates with some of the biggest names in fashion. After all, she’s been combining music, fashion and politics for over twenty-five years. Jean Paul Gaultier’s architectural cone bra, Dsquared2’s denim, Moschino’s black and gold leather streetwear. Any mental image of Madonna incorporates a well choreographed pose dressed in a heightened version of what’s hottest in fashion at the moment.
However, maybe somewhat less known, Academy Award-nominated stylist and costume designer Arianne Phillips has put a lot of work into helping Madonna reach fashion icon status. Their relationship spans twenty years, surely making it one of Madonna’s longest lasting professional relationships. Recently, Phillips designed the first look from Madonna’s Rebel Heart Tour, for which she drew inspiration from John Galliano and Murmur.
In her interview with Billboard,
Phillips, who cites the 1998 “Frozen” video, the 2000 “Don’t Tell Me” video and the 1998 VH1 Fashion Awards as three of her favorite style moments, says that working with Madonna is both rewarding and challenging: ”She’s an artist who’s seen by the world.” (See videos below.)
So Arriane Phillips’ favorite Madonna style moments happened within a two-year span, apparently. We happen to be fans of her recent collaborations with Jeremy Scott and Moschino, and Gucci. Continue reading “ARIANNE PHILLIPS ON WORKING WITH MADONNA, IN BILLBOARD: “She’s an Artist Who’s Seen by the World.””