“A wedding is a religious ceremony,” allows CD. GREENE, explaining his paillette-dusted dress with sheer top, “but if anyone can wear something this provocative, Madonna can.”
“As sexy as she is, Madonna looks fabulous in a man-tailored suit,” says RANDOLPH DUKE, who sends her down the aisle in a part-dress, part-tuxedo “druxedo” and to the reception in a variation based on a strapless jumpsuit.
ISAAC MIZRAHI paves his vision with Mexican religious charms and dubs it Milagro (“Miracle”). “It’s sexy,” he says. “There’s nothing under the jacket, and it has just one button.”
“It’s her second marriage, a great opportunity to wear something fresh,” says Antoinette Linn of FINIS. The African print skirt and silk shantung top “have a simple ’50s beauty. The outfit’s sexiness is less raw, more sweet.”
“The ’90s woman, like Madonna, doesn’t tiptoe to the altar,” says JEANETTE Kastenberg. “She wants to get there now. That’s what this dress is for.” The wedding cake flowers, of glass and silk, are meant “as a little spoof.”
“The concept here is a fairy-tale wedding,” says RONALDUS SHAMASK. “Scarlet makes you think of medieval times, also of rebellion, very much Madonna. If WARREN BEATTY is the groom, he’d look great in a poncho—they’re very masculine. His running shoes are the ultimate in cool. I gave him tights for two reasons: They have a medieval feel, and I think he’d like to show off his body.”