Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Let's Draw a Veil over Madonna's Grammy Look

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Let's Draw a Veil over Madonna's Grammy Look

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Byline: Emma Johnson

TO borrow a phrase, we need to talk about Madonna. Arguably we have done nothing but talk about Madonna ever since she burst onto the music scene in the early Eighties all bushy of brow, with her belly on show and bows in her highlighted hair.

She may be the most successful female singer of all time with record sales in excess of 300m, but Madonna's mission in life seems to be to cause controversy as much as it is to sell albums. And judging by her get-up at this week's Grammy Awards she has no intention of giving it up.

That infamous clothes dodger Miley Cyrus, the never-knowinglyoverdressed Rihanna and Lady Gaga, who lest we forget once turned up to a music awards ceremony wearing a butcher's counter contents, were all present, but Madonna stole the show.

But not in a kissing Britney and Christina - 'ooh she's still got it,' 'go Madonna!' way but in an 'oh please Madonna you are nearly 60, put it away...' fashion.

I've heard of muton dressed as lamb but mutton dressed as a sexy matador is a new one on me.

That was uncalled for I suppose and actually, I am keen not to make this about age. Madonna looked ridiculous because she was trussed up like something out of Moulin Rouge with her bum out, not because at 56 she is old enough to be a grandmother.

It called to mind the ludicrous ensemble Madonna wore to the Met Gala in New York 2013. Although at least she had dress code of "Punk: Chaos to Couture" as a defence for her rocking up in a studded tweed blazer, fishnets and a Cleopatra wig.

According to her Instagram at the time, on which she posted a shot of her bare breasts wrapped in tape and covered with a red 'censored' sticker, the Queen of Pop planned to be even more controversial at last year's ball had Anna Wintour not intervened - or so Madge claimed anyway. …

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