Arianne Phillips on Dressing the Material Girl
You’d think that, after working with Madonna for 15 years, Arianne Phillips would have seen it all. But Phillips, the stylist and costume designer behind a decade and a half of Madonna videos and performances, as well as films like Walk the Line and W.E., says that the pop star’s 2012 MDNA world tour was like nothing she had ever experienced.
“There were an epic amount, a tsunami, of costumes,” Phillips told Style.com of the show’s wardrobe, which included an updated iteration of Madonna’s iconic cone bra by Jean Paul Gaultier. “And we aren’t talking tennis shoes and sneakersit’s costume and fashion.”
Prior to the premiere of Madonna: The MDNA Tour, Phillips, who’s currently in London working on a new film, talked to Style.com about the MDNA costumes, Madonna” collaboration with Jean Paul Gaultier, and what it takes to put on an unforgettable show.
Check out the interview by Katharine K. Zarrella at Style.com.