Monday, June 13, 2011

Blond Ambition Costume Fitting

Madonna being fitted for her Blond Ambition Tour costumes with Jean Paul Gaultier in early 1990.

23 comments:

  1. Holy cow - look at the red-trimmed version of the "Cherish" outfit!

    And so strange seeing her wear this stuff with DARK HAIR!!!

    Seeing these polaroids feels like "Melissa's Box" all over again. We need another of those...

    THANKS AS ALWAYS PUD!!!!!!!!

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  2. i've always wondered why they didnt start filming TOD until after the tour started. i'm assuming they just didnt come up with the idea until late in the game... would have loved to see footage of how they put the tour together, similar to how they did it for IGTYAS

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  3. I've never seen these before-Thank You! These costumes with dark hair are fantastic!

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  4. INCREDIBLE! Takes me back to the excitement created for this tour!!!! LOVE IT! Thanks Pud!

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  5. MEGA RARITY!!!! wow THANK YOU NEVER SEEN

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  6. Too bad JPGaultier's new favourite nowadays is none other than Lady Gaga! His latest photoshot with Gaga reminded me of a less inspired version of the 1990 French Glamour cover with him and Madonna.

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  7. Was her hair back to dark post-Dick Tracy? And she went blond again for the tour? The hair transformations sometimes confuse me ;)

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  8. What's interesting is that the shot of her with the dark hair (which gives the outfit a totally different feel-it's rather incredible actually how different the outfit feels with the dark hair)...isn't a consistent thing. Notice the hair when she's trying on the Keep It Together outfit. her hair is blond there. And when you see her hair in the Express Yourself outfit...I can't tell if it's dark or blond, it looks to be blond...?

    Either way, this is incredible. Thank you for this incredible find Pud!

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  10. @Dontlookback, Yes, she did return to her roots for a brief period between filming Dick Tracy and Vogue/Blond Ambition; in Oh Father, filmed in November '89, she's growing out the blond, by Jan '90 she was sporting a dark brown / black bob, which is when the Immaculate Collection / Blond Ambition Tour program shots were done. By March she was back to blond for the tour.

    @Cristian, you're right about the changing colours, she was probably making the transition from dark to blond during the fitting visits. :)

    A wonderful find.

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  11. OMG! Where do you get all of this!

    "Don't stop doin' what you're doin', Baby"

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  13. *Catches breath after doing a gay gasp* We need more pics of this lol! I agree, the dark hair gives them costumes an entirely different tone.

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  14. Thanks for posting this rarity!
    Apparently, these fitting pics (and/or others) will be on display during the JPG exhibition in Montreal. It starts tomorrow.

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  15. Sigh. Why isn't he doing a showing in SF, NYC, or LA?

    :(

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  16. Cristian: it will visit Dallas, San Francisco, Madrid and Rotterdam afterwards :)

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  17. OMG-awesome!!!!!!!!

    Thanks for the heads up Top Secret. Definitely need to check it out once it's here.

    Thank you!

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  18. iam making the treck to montreal to see this on august 11th is anybody else going!!!!!

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  20. nicolas madonna is and will always be JPG'S FAVE. DONT BELIEVE THE GAGA HYPE MACHINE . gaultier even said in an interview that he believes gaga is talented but she has studied madonnas bible way too closely...

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  21. No shade but the the ones with the dark hair has to be a wig?well at least thats what I always thought

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  22. And puddy where you get these from?

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