Whatever she does, Madonna does in her own unique style. Perhaps that’s one reason Madge has remained an A-list pop star into her 50s. Now she is showing Taylor Momsen how it’s done. The actress recently modelled clothing from the singer’s new fashion collection.
Of course, the Queen of Pop was never going to take a back seat at the photo shoot in Manhattan for her ‘Material Girl’ clothing line got under way. Self-confessed control freak adjusted the models’ clothing, hair and make-up and even took her own photos as models paraded her jeans, shoes, fingerless gloves, necklaces and other accessories.
Momsen, who plays Jenny Humphrey in US TV series Gossip Girl and is lead singer of The Pretty Reckless , said Madonna didn’t sound impressed. “Madonna totally came in and intervened and re-did everything and positioned everything into her own vibe,” she revealed. However, she said their working relationship was ‘good’. One wonders how much input Madonna’s daughter Lourdes, known as Lola, had in the collection, as they were said to work together on it.
Fashion isn’t the only area where Madonna likes to call the shots. She is said to be so obsessed with what she eats and that she flies with her personal chef. Madge’s diet forbids dairy, sugary or processed foods, which doesn’t sound beyond the capabilities of your average chef but Madonna doesn’t trust her cooking to anyone else. On a recent flight from New York to London, not only did Madonna and her entourage bring their own chef aboard, they took up an entire aisle in upper class – even though there weren’t enough of them to actually fill the area. Cabin crew were issued will rules such as not walking down her aisle or speaking to her directly. All communication had to be through her assistants.
So what do you think? Will you be buying some Material Girl clothes? Can Madonna cut it as a designer? And has she totally disappeared up her own backside in bringing her own chef onboard a plane and refusing to talk with cabin crew ‘just because she can’?