This year’s Super Bowl halftime show was the costuming extravaganza Madonna promised.
If your eyes weren’t glued to the cadre of muscled gladiators, then you noticed that the 53-year-old pop singer took the stage looking like Cleopatra in a glittery gold robe and an intricate headdress designed by milliner to the stars, Phillip Treacy.
“Great attention to detail has been paid to my wardrobe. There will be no wardrobe malfunction,” Madonna said.
I appreciated how Madonna’s black Givenchy dress with the Roman-inspired overskirt managed to keep her modestly covered, but I think the spiked black boots that nearly sent her toppling down the bleachers might have been a bit overreaching … even for the very fit and agile Material Girl.
Which made me ponder … maybe if I put my heroine in heels that were too high or placed her on a terrain that contradicted her footwear, I could set her up for an unexpected fall? Contradiction and surprise are good for any show.
Madonna, please don’t break out the Easy Spirits. I love being kept on the edge of my seat.