Madonna has long been a trailblazer in music and fashion, and earlier this week she pulled a first of the most irreverent kind by twerking for James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke. The singer took her place at the top of a list of seriously talented artists on the red carpet of the Billboard Women in Music awards in New York City today, where she was honored as Woman of the Year. The legendary performer loves to push the envelope with her style—remember the custom Givenchy number she wore to this year’s Met Gala or her homage to Prince at the Billboard Music Awards in May?—and her new latest look didn’t disappoint. Stylist Arianne Phillips worked with Gucci’s creative director Alessandro Michele on the highly graphic suit which featured a distinctive flora and fauna motif, and a hidden message. “[The suit was] made more special with embroidery that means ‘the Greek goddess of music that brings joy,’ ” said Phillips.
Raising the bar on her ensemble were equally dazzling jewels: earrings from Sarah Hendler, rings from Jacob & Co. and Lynn Ban, bracelets by Eddie Borgo, and a drop necklace from Bulgari. As Phillips put it, they were “perfect for such a momentous honor befitting the Queen of Pop herself.”
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