Madonna To Accelerate Her Spiral Into Irrelevance With Really Ugly Clothes

Mar 6th, 2009 // 8 Comments

Sure, this may just be another sign that the idea of a “counterculture” in the Internet age is quaint, dead, and buried at the same time, but something about Elle UK‘s speculation that Madonna may work on a line for Ed Hardy—the official clothier of every person I never want to meet ever—is sorta disheartening. Perhaps it’s the way that the garishly studded, utterly overpriced, one-step-above-Joey-Buttafuoco’s-Zubaz garments hawked by the company are already on their way to becoming the Von Dutch caps of the late oughts. Or the way that Madonna used to at least define trends for people stuck out in the suburbs, whereas now she’s reduced to chasing along after them, like a family dog whose afternoon nap resulted in her being left behind at a campground. I mean, yeah, I came around to “4 Minutes” eventually, but I at least liked some of what Timbaland had done in his earlier career. [Elle UK via Mahalo]

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  1. Nicolars

    So fug. Her taste in clothing has been utterly appalling for at least the last 3-5 years, though.

  2. thearcanemodel

    @Nicolars: yeah, that stuff she designed for H/M a while back was pretty gross/boring too.

  3. Nicolars

    @thearcanemodel: Even at H/M prices they were a ripoff. Very shabby.

  4. Audif Jackson Winters III

    I actually prefer Zubaz to Ed Hardy crap. At least you can wear Zubaz as an ironic Halloween costume.

  5. Lucas Jensen

    Irrelevance? Don’t ever count Madge out. She had one of the top grossing tours of last year with an okay-selling record.

  6. Anonymous

    @Lucas Jensen: She’s not irrelevant in terms of what she’s doing to make money. Musically, however, she’s stopped growing, and in terms of her fashion, she hasn’t inspired anybody in at least 7 years.

  7. bburl

    Sure she has. What about the workout-freaky 60 year old muscle women who are into wearing S&M in public?

  8. Anonymous

    @bburl: They’d be doing that regardless of Madge.

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