Like the Oscars, the honour of dressing the star of the show is a big one. In LA it was John Galliano's design which garnered front pages the world over. Last night was cold and chilly and Madonna decided to keep the is-it-real or is-it-fake fur coat on outside while anti-fur demonstrators shouted in the background. They were protesting over the use of fur worn in the film by Madonna. Which, while possibly a worthy cause, is a rather pointless exercise because many of the clothes worn during the film were original pieces from the late 1940s - when wearing fur was fashionable. Until her untimely death, Eva Peron was always a woman at the height of fashion.
When the coat finally came off inside the cinema, Madonna revealed a subdued light green bias-cut devore velvet dress covered in an ivy pattern, by the Italian designer Gianni Versace, which she wore with matching shoes and handbag - a strange choice for Madonna - who was expected to wear a glittering gown.
During the film which is all sung except for about 10 dialogue exchanges, Madonna wears 85 different outfits, 35 hats, 42 hairstyles, and a hundredweight of costume jewellery.Reuse content