Internet goes gaga as Madonna channels Virgin Mary and recreates Last Supper for Vanity Fair’s Icon Issue
NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: Madonna, who announced her upcoming world tour on Tuesday, January 17, to celebrate an incredible 40 years in the music industry, transformed into Virgin Mary for the cover of three different editions of Vanity Fair in Italy, Spain and France. Created by renowned photographers Luigi and Iango, the 64-year-old pop legend was seen dressed in designs by John Galliano for Maison Margiela, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, and Jean Paul Gaultier.
Talking about it, Olivier Bouchara, Head of Editorial Content for Vanity Fair France, said in a press release, as quoted by Page Six, "In this very special issue, Madonna becomes Madonna again: an icon. Not just the embodiment of a musical trend or a style of dress, but a figure as disturbing as she is sacred. She has given herself up body and soul to the creativity of our photographers, Luigi & Iango, to redraw with them, three decades after ‘Like a Virgin,’ the contours of her relationship to religion. Paintings, more than photos. Reinterpretations, more than representations.”
Galliano told Vanity Fair, “Madonna’s career has a biblical dimension, a universal scope. The first time I saw her, she was already inspired, fearless, with integrity and artistic pride.” VF‘s European editorial director Simone Marchetti, who conducted the interview, added, “Madonna accepted not only to be part of a fashion shoot but on an artistic project that is the representation of the values that she embodied in the last 40 years. Each image is like a reflection on Madonna’s extraordinary contribution to the culture of the last decades. Those pages are the milestones of a discussion, a progress and a commitment that does not stop here."
Apart from cover, Madonna can also be seen in a picture wearing red robes and a white dress as she stood on a food-covered table, surrounded by other women. Madonna told Vanity Fair, as per Page Six, "This is a good time for me — I’m gathering ideas, getting inspired, hanging out with creative people, watching films, seeing art, listening to music."
'One of the most iconic thing she did'
Following the unveiling of the cover, many were left in splits. A fan wrote, "GOD IS A WOMAN AND HER NAME IS MADONNA." Another said, "She's the best female artist of all time!!! She is the moment and she is the Queen!!! She is The Art!!! Sorry guys, She's the greatest of all. Long live The Queen!!!" One more fan commented by saying, "one of the most iconic thing she did tbh."
GOD IS A WOMAN AND HER NAME IS MADONNA ⚔️❤️— Pop Emergency 🚨 (@popemergencyph) January 19, 2023
Vanity Fair Italia features the Heavenly Mother for the month of February ✨ pic.twitter.com/ODfRLsWPUo
She's the best female artist of all time!!!— RenG7 (@rengama7) January 18, 2023
She is the moment and she is the Queen!!!
She is The Art!!!
Sorry guys, She's the greatest of all.
Long live The Queen!!!
one of the most iconic thing she did tbh— ২muse (@Devnzz_) January 19, 2023
While one of many parised the efforts put in for the creation. A user wrote, "Amazing art direction!!! Would love for this to be the tour merchandise look!" An individual said, "Madonna by Luigi and Iango for Vanity Fair, so far easily the best editorial of the year and one of the best in recent months." "Really an insightful and inspiring interview. It says a lot about what makes Madonna tick, a very good read indeed Amazing amount of people involved with the photo shoot, it's certainly very unique!" added another fan.
Amazing art direction!!! Would love for this to be the tour merchandise look!— Billary🍩Rodham🍩Smith (@BillyESmith) January 18, 2023
madonna by luigi & iango for vanity fair, so far easily the best editorial of the year and one of the best in recent months pic.twitter.com/ZYHCGm08ze— corinne ☆ (@MIUCClAMUSE) January 18, 2023
Really an insightful and inspiring interview. It says a lot about what makes Madonna tick, a very good read indeed👌Amazing amount of people involved with the photo shoot, it's certainly very unique!💫— 🌊Lizzy✨ (@Lizzy_NL) January 18, 2023
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