This month’s icon of the month is the glamourous & world-famous Madonna. One of the biggest pop legends alive, Madonna was born in Michigan in 1958. Originally her name is Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone and is the daughter of an immigrant Italian family. Growing up in a strict Catholic family had a huge influence on Madonna's controversial works. Through her adolescent years, Madonna rebelled against her conservative upbringing and laid the foundation of her artistic career by studying dance at the University of Michigan. She began her career by performing at rock bands and in 1983 her first single ‘Holiday’ became her debut. Madonna’s music consisted of catchy, upbeat electronic dance-pop rhythms where her lyrics were mainly about sex, love, and relationships. Throughout her music career, Madonna had many iconic hit singles such as: Like a Virgin, Like a Prayer, Papa Don’t Preach, Material Girl and La Isla Bonita. Throughout the ’80s and ’90s, Madonna became the rebel of the music industry with her controversial and sexual stage shows and music clips. In 1985,
along with music, her cinema career started with her eye-catching performance at ‘Desperately Seeking Susan’. In 1996, she starred in one of her most fulfilling movies ‘ Evita’. Since the ’80s, Madonna has always been a true fashion icon. One of her most iconic looks was her bridal wear inspired white lacey look from the ‘Like a Virgin’ single. In 1985, she collaborated with Jean Paul Gaultier to create the famous cone bra corset top. The garment is one of the pioneers of the ‘ underwear as outerwear’trend has been interpreted many times in the fashion scenes. As well as music, Madonna is still influencing nowadays fashion with her outstanding and rebellious outfits.