In a way, this does make sense. I mean, we ARE living in a material world…
… and she IS a Material Grill.
[Photo: Pacific Coast News]
In fairness, this is for the debut of Madonna’s latest tour.
Also in fairness, THIS IS NUTTACULAR. Madonna is only one year younger than Rose Nyland was when The Golden Girls premiered. Let THAT sink in for a while and then see if you come to the same conclusion I did — namely, “WHY didn’t this ever happen for us, Betty White?!?” Then again, she never went back to St. Olaf to be the ringmaster in the local circus, so I guess it never COULD have happened.
First of all, allow me to state the obvious:
Namely, that THIS IS INSANE. If she popped up wearing this at, say, her daughter’s high school graduation or the premiere of The Great Gatsby, I have no doubt that my face would probably explode. Right off my head, it would explode. But the theme of the Met Gala this year was “PUNK: From Chaos to Couture.” And — as you will see today — a LOT of people sort of weaseled out of actually wearing anything punk-esque. So it was totally awesome to see Madonna pop up OWNING IT. Like, please. She, of all people, is not scared of looking a little (a lot) punk. Honestly, this is kind of how I like to imagine Madonna all the time. I like to think that this is what Madonna wears when she’s making pancakes or vacuuming [edited to add: AND SO IT IS] or rummaging around in her compost heap or yelling at Guy Richie on the phone about something or secretly following Sean Penn around Haiti. This is exactly what I want from Madonna, and for once, it’s ALSO totally thematically appropriate. Everybody wins!