Here mad Madge gets botanical. The material girl goes crazy with a bunch of blooms and as always keeps us entertained.
Mad Madge keeps going…
While the fashion pack have been talking of the new Miu Miu ad and video, the Prada-owned brand has revealed Madonna as the secret weapon behind the stunning campaign.
According to Instyle Magazine, the AW10 campaign features Miu Miu’s embellished shift dresses and colour-pop accessories with a new breed of models who dance around a light flooded set to the sounds of some heavy bass.The models were taught the moves by Madonna, who inadvertently also got behind the camera.
The models featured in the ad are Siri Tollerød, Lindsey Wixson, Ginta Lapina, and Daphne Groeneveld. Ginta told Love magazine: ‘We were supposed to shoot a video, so Madonna said she wanted to direct it. They said she could do it but they weren’t going to pay her and she started laughing. She put on her iPod and taught us moves and we shot the video for two hours.
Meet Max Schneider, the 17-year-old who appears with Madonna in the new Dolce & Gabbana campaign, and who already boasts a quadruple-slash job description: actor-singer-dancer-model. This impressive young man is a senior at a performing arts high school that has no problem with him leaving school to work for a day on something like the fall 2010 Dolce campaign, which he shot in Harlem with Madonna in April. Get your minds out of the gutter (he hardly has facial hair!), because Max isn’t her new Jesus Luz — he’s supposed to be her son.
It was very comfortable. She walked in the room, and I’m a big Madonna fan so I was expecting it to be nervewracking but she walked in and it was totally fine. I felt like her son for the day, I was supposed to be her son in the ad campaign actually. She was just so nice to me, it wasn’t like I was some random kid, she really treated me with respect and I truly respected her for that. She’s such a superstar but she treats you as though you’re on the same level. It was really incredible and she’s just a very nice, sweet person. I was pleasantly surprised.
Apparently Gucci is working with Madonna to raise funds for orphans in Malawi, where the pop singer has been trying to adopt a child since last year. Gucci will host a fund-raising event with dinner, a musical performance and a party on 6th February 2008 to mark the opening of Gucci’s largest store in the world, on New York’s Fifth Avenue, co-hosted by Madonna.
“I am grateful that Gucci is joining forces with me to bring attention to a country with millions of children in desperate need of our help,” Madonna said in a statement. Gucci, which is owned by French retailer PPR, has been a UNICEF corporate partner since 2004.
Sometimes it’s just too easy to be cynical, and this is one of those occasions!