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Madonna's new costumes for her 'Sticky and Sweet' tour

August 6, 2008 | 10:11 am

Madonna needs a brand new bag. And according to WWD, she's going with a boho gypsy lookMadonnagivenchycostume1_2 designed exclusively for her by Givenchy for her upcoming tour, which hits stateside in October. She's not taking any chances on a backup singer screwing up her style palette either. The article reads:

"Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci designed two outfits, while Tom Ford provided bespoke suits for the band. Three pairs of shoes have been custom-made by Miu Miu, there are thigh-high boots courtesy of Stella McCartney, sunglasses from Moschino, and other outfits and odds and ends from Yves Saint Laurent, Roberto Cavalli and Jeremy Scott."

1316729_2 In other words, everyone will be head-to-toe in designer something. Madonna's longtime, talented stylist Arianne Phillips is at the helm and she's the one who conceived that cowboy look for Madonna and the much ballyhooed purple leotard. I won't bemoan the state of style in the music world -- with designers outfitting tours and stages resembling catwalks -- but I will say that spontaneity is dead. R.I.P. Still, who doesn't love that ever-forgiving, loose-fitting peasant chic? It sure beats the leotard, which is only appropriate for tumbling.

Stevie Nicks deserves cred for pioneering the high black boots and diaphonous, Wiccan look. But even Alicia Keys and Jennifer Lopez have tried their hand at playing one of the nomadic tribe. Here's a picture of J.Lo from her "Ain't It Funny" video -- she took the gypsy look a bit too costume-y. The girls in the head scarves behind her remind me of my "fortune teller" Halloween costume from fifth grade.

Photos: courtesy of Givenchy; J.Lo, Getty Images

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