Madonna was very carefully de-gristled for her D&G ads


We’ve actually had a glimpse of these new Dolce & Gabbana ads before – back in May, The Daily Mail and New York Magazine got some “behind the scenes” images of Madonna’s campaign for Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses. Can I just say? I think Madge has something on either Dolce or Gabbana. They’ve used her for everything this year as far their advertising, and Madge has been ‘Shopped to kingdom come and back. This isn’t just professional friendship between designers and a pop icon – this is something like “Madonna knows where Stefano Gabbana buried the bodies.”

The Material Mom shows her Material Glass look with the new artwork for MDG, Madonna’s new sunglasses line with Dolce & Gabbana. Celeb photographer Steven Klein captured the shoot. The MDG ads will reportedly run through February 2011. The range, designed in collaboration with her close friends Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana.

[From Fame Pictures]

And yet with all of the Photoshop, she still looks gristly and vampiric. Sad? Or is that the point? Eh. Does anyone else think that ‘Shop workers had to pull some overtime to de-gristle Madge in this photo?


Also, here’s the “commercial” for MDG. Be careful, the sound is kind of wack:


Madonna’s D&G ads, credit: Fame.


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  1. She looks so – yuck. How sad. How not like a virgin. How very much like an old leather. :(

  2. jen says:

    She’s ready for her close-up Mr. DeMille.

  3. Dizzybenny says:

    Madonna is a hack cause she dont play the piano like lady CaCa. ;)

  4. irishserra says:

    I’m not a big fan of Madonna and I don’t find her to be an attractive woman, but I do think that for her age, she looks a lot better than many women out there and I have to give her credit for being so physically active.

  5. Attagirl says:

    Photoshop Intense.
    About time she stopped looking like an old slapper, it’s getting so tired.

  6. photo jojo says:

    I’m an amateur photographer, and I have some middle of the road Photoshop skills. Those ads are way, way, WAY overdone. She may be incredibly physically active but she does not look healthy.

  7. citysuede says:

    they forgot to de-grisle her hands in the second pic. seriously – can you please stay behind the camera madge? (note: she looks far better than i ever have)

  8. turtles says:

    She’s amazing. She will always be amazing. Come on now, think of all she gave us girls that were born in the early 80s. I just have to love her! MADONNA!

  9. snowball says:

    Whenever I see her, I keep thinking of Bette Davis in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane.

    She doesn’t seem aware that she’s becoming something of a caricature. She can’t recapture what she was 30 years ago.

    @turtles, I was in my teens in the ’80s, she was popular then, so she’s been around long before kids born then would appreciate her.

  10. LolaBella says:

    LOL @ ‘de-gristled’.

    Say what you will, but Madge still brings it at her concerts and in her creative videos; she is a true entertainer.

    Her discography is very impressive. She’s been entertaining for over 2 decades, being innovative and setting trends. Not many artists can say that, especially today (I’m looking at you Kesha and you Katy Perry).

    *Listens to ‘Don’t Tell Me’*

  11. DBK says:

    They use her in every ad because she is a giant, internationally recognized star to whom they paid a lot of money and they want to get their money’s worth. They photoshopped her because (1) her looking better will sell more product; and (2) people now expect celebrities will be photoshopped. No mystery, no dead bodies.

  12. Renee says:

    I don’t expect celebrities to be photo shopped. IT SUCKS!!! That being said Madonna is an amazing icon.

  13. RHONYC says:

    uh….somebadey needs to go’on back ta art schooool.

    her arms looks so smeared in the 2nd pic…and FATTY!

    her madgesty didn’t dedicate the last decade and blow up a marriage by becoming living & breathing push up machine to have photos of her arms LOOK-ING-LIKE-THIS!!!

    i’m assuming this is how she went off on the photoshoppers.

    que terriblé! :-(

  14. Shannon says:

    Honestly, I don’t think they did as much Photoshopping as they do for models half her age. They could have made her look 20, but they didn’t.

  15. guesty says:

    love her…photoshop or no.

  16. texasmom says:

    Definitely getting that Nosferatu vibe. . .

  17. meme says:

    @RHONYC – Make no mistake. These photos were all approved by Her Madgesty before being released. And give the woman her due. She has an amazing career and shows no signs of slowing down. I’m not a huge fan but I do admire the woman’s accomplishments.

  18. tje20europe says:

    OMG editors from celebitchy just delete my comment about this gossip. because this ads is from 3 month ago and editor from celebitchy has nothing new on Madonna to bash.

  19. ligeia says:

    doesn’t look more photoshopped than any other add out there. if anything, it’s less because you can sort of see her skin texture still and most of adds with young nameless models they edit so much that they look like stretchy plastic.

  20. MrsU says:

    I thought it was Lady GaGa.
    I think this is proof that everything should be done in moderation… including “re-inventing yourself”. You’re not 21 anymore, Madonna. Just accept it like a woman and move on.

  21. bitca says:

    The left-arm retouch in the 1st is a mess, but otherwise her arms would look… ok. What wigs me out are the poses they chose for the solo pics, w/the brutal display of loose, overflowing Madonna-b**bs.

    Surely she had ‘em lifted w/everything else? Yet her breasts appear ancient & distort the whole image. Excessive low body-fat ages women in many ways–but must be esp harsh on an area that’s mostly fat. Pics are inexcusably bad–can’t believe she approved them.

  22. Sumodo1 says:

    I am exactly, to the day, two years older than Madge. I am pleasingly plump. No gristle to age me. My hands are youthful. My arms are not sinewy, or rope-y. I will be 54 on August 16th.

  23. mai tai says:


    Happy early Birthday!

    What, this pic is not GaGa???

    Oh I see, it must be the one who doesnt play the piano–Madonna.

    I wonder if Madonna ever goes into GaGa rages ala Jan Brady: “It’s always GAGA GAGA GAGA!”

  24. Emily says:

    God, these are the touched up photos and she still looks gross. Can you imagine how much worse it must have been for all the people working on the shoot? Ugh. Poor bastards.

  25. Lola says:

    Irregardless of how she looks after years and million in plastic surgery, she is now grandma aged and though they have every right to be sexy too, they should also have a little class. Madonna has none. She’s trying to do the same old stuff she did back when she was twenty and I don’t know of one man that finds it hot. These ads are just gross!

  26. Kelly says:

    Bitca- I agree. Those pics are terrible! Im always astounded by the mass of horrible, hamfisted shopping in high-end commercial photography; I mean, who did this, seriously? Those puffy, smoked-out arms, hideous fleshtones and just plain hacked boobs would never make it off my computer- I would hang my head in shame if this was my effort!

    To be fair though, Madge does have some fairly nightmarish aesthetic issues; the disparity between her overfilled face and the saggy, bony rest of her, her anaemic skin, oh god, the veins, etc etc, the list goes on. So she is a giant challenge to anyone with a clone stamp in their hand. But jeez, I would have done a better job blindfolded, and so would most amateur shoppers. I think the problem is with this much alteration going on, you have to be an artist to be able to reconstruct the ‘deleted’ areas, and whoever’s doing this clearly has problems with shading, perspective and anatomy, so I would guess they are not.

  27. canadianchick says:

    Someone should send these photos to Malawai adoption social workers and the newspapers-didn’t her adoption application for David Banda describe her as some humble good Christian woman? Kabbalah flogging, trashy,soft-porn model doesn’t seem to match the adoption application, I’m guessing.

  28. Gistine says:

    Grandma got run over by a reindeer.