Crowning The Red Queen
With her directorial debut W.E. finally making the premiere rounds, Madonna has been hitting the red carpet of late, with her signature red lip very much still intact. At the film’s U.K. premiere in London last night, Madge proved that she still owns crimson long after making it her thing way back in the eighties. The sight of the Material Girl with a scarlet mouth was—and is—so familiar, in fact, that V magazine has devoted an entire spread of its new music issue to the lady and her lipstick. In the heavily clicked-through story, the latter-day Madonna is played by Sky Ferreira, who wears bullets from MAC and Tom Ford so well, she almost bests Madonna at her own game. Almost. Here, in a little game of “Who wore it best,” we’ve pulled some classic snaps of Madonna then, Madonna now, and Sky Ferreira playing Madonna then, now. And the winner is?
Photo: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images; Mario Testino for V Magazine #75;Julian Wasser/Liaison