Madonna and Amy Schumer. Those two were surely having as much fun as anyone last night as the Rebel Heart tour landed in New York. Madonna's been breaking the rules for years, and as Katey Rich writes for Vanity Fair, Amy Schumer makes for a perfect partner in crime.
Which might be why Schumer and Madonna seemed like such a surprisingly perfect match up there onstage: each of them frustrated with and refusing to follow the rules that say women must become shy and retiring after the age of 30. If Schumer’s still flashing her underwear onstage and giving a winning smile when she’s 57, we’ll have Madonna’s inspiration to thank.
After seeing the video of Madonna presenting Schumer with the night's two Unapologetic Bitch awards, I wish the two were teaming up for more of the Rebel Heart Dates!
Aya Sato and Bambi first caught my attention in Madonna's "Bitch I'm Madonna" music video. Remember the Japanese women Voguing in the bathtub? As it turns out, the two are getting some well-deserved attention lately.
Aya Sato and Bambi appeared in Madonna's video, "Bitch I'm Madonna."
Alexander Wang recently cast them in his AW2015 campaign. AyaBambi have also appeared in a few music videos. AnOther magazine also collaborated with the duo on a video project.
As a part of the MOVEment project, created by AnOther Magazine in collaboration with Sadler's Wells, AyaBambi were featured in one of the fashion films directed by seven standout contemporary directors, and featuring seven bespoke created collections by leading fashion designers
Just a few days ago Dazed published an online introduction to, interview with the two performers.
Aya Sato and Bambi (together known as AyaBambi) are the Japanese dance duo and irl engaged couple who have become an internet sensation by mixing and matching the ancient and honourable New York-born art of Voguing with a collar-and-platforms Goth look that wouldn’t look out of place in an 80s London Industrial warehouse party or the darkest corners of Tokyo.
AyaBambi appear in Alexander Wang's AW2015 campaign.
Wang describes first meeting them at one of Madonna's parties.
"I’ve been watching Aya and Bambi for a while since I stumbled upon them online," he told WWD. "Coincidentally, they had just been cast for Madonna and I met them at M’s party in Paris and fell in love. They all are such individuals yet they all fit the characters of this collection seamlessly."
Madonna's collaboration with Jeremy Scott and Moschino continues.
Madonna recently announced her fashion collaborators for the Rebel Heart Tour. As stated by WWD, these include Jeremy Scott, Alexander Wang, as well as Gucci creative director Allesandro Michele.
Given her recent video for "Bitch I'm Madonna" and her latest appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Madonna's choice to work with Jeremy Scott for Moschino should come as no surprise. Alexander Wang also makes an an appearance in the video. Scott's collaborated with Madonna for several of her tours, including her recent MDNA and Sticky and Sweet tours.
Jeremy Scott also collaborated on Madonna's Sticky and Sweet tour.
Madonna's also chosen Prada and Miu Miu boots and shoes to be part of the Rebel Heart wardrobe, as they have in past tours. Notables missing from the Rebel Heart fashion roster are Versace, Gaultier and Givenchy. Givenchy's Riccardo Tisci dressed Madonna for the Sticky and Sweet tour and her 2012 Super Bowl XLVI performance.
The pop singer’s predilection for some of these names has been evident for a while: she wore Scott for Moschino to the Costume Institute gala in May, on the red carpet as well as to various after parties, for instance. And she was also in full Moschino regalia in her last video, “B**ch I’m Madonna,” where Wang made an exuberant cameo. Before that, she was spotted around town wearing the platform moon boots from Wang’s fall show, practically straight off the runway.
Curiously, Versace, in whose 2015 advertising campaign Madonna appeared, is not involved in this tour. Phillips, who has been nominated for two Oscars, including her work on Madonna’s own “W.E.,” is marking her sixth tour with Madonna and will also contribute costumes.
Some of the other designers, though, like Michele, are more surprising, underscoring the singer’s knack for spotting new talent.
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