Madonna as Susan in MSN’s Top 10 Film Fashion Moments
MSN Movies counts down their personal favorite 10 important fashion moments in film – not meant as the 10 most fashionable stars, but 10 outfits that became not only iconic, but in some cases, standards. Here’s how Madonna – wearing her own wardrobe as Susan – made the list.
8. Madonna – ‘Desperately Seeking Susan” (1985)
Every woman had thought about it: Why can’t I wear this bra in public? I wear a bikini to the beach.
OK, well not every woman, but it was one Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone who made the thought a reality and much more mainstream than worried fathers would have liked.
As the downtown urchin Susan in Susan Seidelman’s modern screwball comedy, “Desperately Seeking Susan,” Madonna wore her clothes – from black dresses paired with leggings to men’s pants with exposed lacy bras to rolled-down, rhinestone boots to even men’s boxers. And, of course, beads, crosses, bracelets and all that obvious bleached-out hair.
Madonna was so ultra-sexy and daring, it’s not even necessary to point out what a sensation she became, since an entire phrase was coined for her legions of imitators: “Madonna-wanna-be.”
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