Madonna kicked off the second leg of her Sticky & Sweet Tour on July 4 in London with her trademark mix of couture, bondage and goth. Continuing to reinvent herself, both musically and style-wise, Madge struck some poses sporting a Givenchy couture costume with a strong-shouldered embellished satin top, leather gloves, a studded belt, and some serious leather lace-up boots. She is not, however, original for performing in a black Givenchy ensemble.
Kylie Minogue beat Madonna to the Givenchy performance punch, flaunting her famed figure two days earlier in the designer's Spring collection, for her performance at the Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas in Madrid. While Minogue matched the Erotica singer with fishnet stockings and thigh-high boots, she opted for bare-shouldered rather than strong-shouldered and glammed it up with a Phantom of the Opera sparkly mask.
While Kiley's body looks hot, Madge's on-stage-getup is fierce and shows why she has been a foremost trendsetter in fashion for the past quarter-century.
This fashion battle is a down-to-the-wire photo finish but if we had to pick a winner, its Madonna!
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