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Madonna has never been one to shy away from outrageous costumes and fashion statements, but the new designs for her upcoming "Sticky and Sweet" Tour (starting this August) are above and beyond. According to WWD, offering a sneak peak, "Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci designed two outfits, while Tom Ford provided bespoke suits for the band. Three pairs of shoes have been custom-made by Miu Miu, there are thigh-high boots courtesy of Stella McCartney, sunglasses from Moschino, and other outfits and odds and ends from Yves Saint Laurent, Roberto Cavalli, and Jeremy Scott." Um, can we have some?
Apparently, the concert is broken up into four stages: "gangsta pimp and Art Deco," "Old School . . . with vintage Keith Herring prints," "gypsy" and, finally, "futuristic rave" with Japanese influences. Like a prayer? More like a dream come true. [WWD]