Madonna: My Met Ball Dress Was A Political Statement
Madonna doesn't do anything casually: Last night on Instagram, the Material Matriarch informed followers that her controversial outfit at the Met Gala on Monday was a political statement.
Walking the carpet with Givenchy brand creative director Riccardo Tisci, Madge wore a revealing black Givenchy outfit with cut-outs, paired with athletic tape, a bejeweled headpiece and thigh-high boots.
But it wasn't just a fashion statement, says the Queen of Pop. She was taking a stand against agism and sexism and for gender equality.
We have fought and continue to fight for civil rights and gay rights around the world. When it comes to Women's rights we are still in the dark ages. My dress at the Met Ball was a political statement as well as a fashion statement.
The fact that people actually believe a woman is not allowed to express her sexuality and be adventurous past a certain age is proof that we still live in an age-ist and sexist society. I have never thought in a limited way and I'm not going to start.
We cannot effect change unless we are willing to take risks By being fearless and By taking the road leas traveled by. Thats how we change history. If you have a problem with the way I dress it is simply a reflection of your prejudice.
I'm not afraid to pave the way for all the girls behind me‼️ As Nina Simone once said, the definition of freedom is being fearless. I remain Unapologetic and a Rebel in this life and all the others. Join my fight for Gender Equality.
To be honest I wasn't the biggest fans of the look—not because it's not "age appropriate"—Madonna certainly has the body for it—but because I just didn't like the outfit. I would have felt the same way if it was on Selena Gomez or Ariana Grande.
But, upon reflection, I realized Madonna doesn't walk a red carpet to look "pretty." She's there to command attention and get people talking. And she certainly did that.
Plus, she clearly loved wearing it–and that goes a long way.
I mean, remember when people gave Cher shit for wearing this to the 1986 Oscars? of course not—you weren't even born yet.
Madonna certainly isn't over the hill—if there even IS a hill. She can look glam, edgy or cuckoo as the mood strikes her.
Or, to quote one of her lyrics, "I'm not your bitch, don't hang your shit on me."