Madonna at the UK premiere of ‘W.E.’: she looks better than she has in years?

I have been staring at these photos of Madonna – at the London premiere of W.E. last night – and I think I’ve finally figured out all of the pieces. The base is a spaghetti-strapped black gown. Then Madonna added this fire-engine-red fingerless gloves, as some kind of weird homage to Michael Jackson, maybe? And then on top of that, she added the Dolce & Gabbana cape – which really is a CAPE, like Madge is a Couture Super-Hero or something. The cape is the thing on her neck – that’s not a separate ribbon necklace, that’s part of the cape’s tie. So, what do you think of the outfit as a whole? If she had taken off the gloves, I think it would have been interesting. With the gloves, it just looks… odd.

That being said, this is maybe the best Madonna has looked in a while. Her arms are exposed, and I don’t feel like I’m being assaulted by gristle – which just proves that dropping Tracy Anderson as your trainer greatly improves your overall look. Her hair is a good length, and it makes her face look longer, which is good because she was looking so chipmunky and jacked lately. As for her chicken cutlet cheek implants – everything has softened and relaxed, right? Her face looks almost normal!

By the way, Madonna is going to be all over the place this year. She’s going to be at the Globes on Sunday, and who knows? Maybe even at the Oscars if W.E. is up for anything. She’s also going to be releasing a new album in March – she’s already revealed the album name – M.D.N.A.

PS… I’m including a pic of James D’Arcy, the English actor I love. He plays Edward in W.E. He’s incredibly talented and strangely beautiful in that weird English way. I heart him.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Maritza says:

    The gloves are to cover her old lady hands, I think they kind of ruined the look but she does look pretty nice.

  2. Overrated says:

    She looks great and her skin is amazing, not just the face but the body skin as well, not a freckle in sight. How does one do that??

  3. David says:

    The gloves mke her look stupid.

  4. Funnylilou says:

    What an improvment! She looks lovely, I like everything but the gloves (odd accessorize with a gown!) but her face look ??? normal, like just a beautiful woman, not a jacked one!

    • Petunia says:

      I agree. Wouldn’t even mind the gloves if they weren’t that horrifying color.

      I have to comment on the hair. Usually her hair is completely, terribly fug but this color and style totally WORKS with her. She went around with a rat’s nest for years and I never could understand it. Because the right hairdo makes her look great.

      And the arms – wow! No more ugly veins! No more crazy bulges. Wow!

      Face looks good, nice and soft. I can’t fault her for wanting to look her best in the entertainment industry, as long as she doesn’t go the Cat Woman route.

  5. Rememberthe80s says:

    I’d say the gloves are a nod to her own look in the 80s where she wore lacy fingerless gloves all the time. Given that context, it’s kind of cute.

  6. Spugz says:

    why is she sniffing a glove?

    Also MDNA? I don’t know about america but in the UK that’s a illegal drug! Lol!

  7. Dorothy#1 says:

    The gloves make her look like she should be pushing the wheels of a wheel chair.

  8. spinner says:

    She really does look beautiful now that all the work as settled. I want to see this movie.

  9. Nanea says:

    Madonna’s looking good here.

    I stopped saying that about her, oh, a decade ago maybe.

    Kaiser ♥ Brits again…, who would have thought :-D !

  10. TheOriginalKitten says:

    Does anyone else think she looks much more like her (real) self than she has in many years?

  11. Jayna says:

    She looks absolutely amazing and happy. And Celebitchy, you should show her photo of her from the Jonathan whatever his name is in the UK show. She looked lovely in a really pretty navy blue dress with some great shoes. I think the finger things is just her wink at her pop singer status, but a fun accessory she’s using this season, or at least over in England for this visit.

    For Madonna fans, she is going to be on Nightline with Cynthia McFadden for an interview tonight, Thursday, at 11:25, with some followup bits from the interview on GMA and 20/20 on Friday from it.

  12. bea says:

    You know how sometimes you’ve got a zit or something and you go to extreme measures to cover it up or disguise it and it only looks more obvious? I’m thinking that she was worried about how her hands looked, decided it would be a genius move to cover them with rocker gloves. They are her zit!

    But honestly, HOW BAD could her hands look? Is the skin flowing off the back of her hands? Veins so bulgy you can see them from outer space? What???

  13. Mourning the Death of Music says:

    If she wanted to incorporate a vivid red into the outfit to match her lipstick, she should have wore red shoes…

    @bea – Madonna’s hands have looked have looked aged for years.

  14. Hautie says:

    Had Madonna purchase a nice set of vintage short black gloves, they would have flattered the outfit.

    And hid those hideous hands of hers.

    I wish she would let go of needing to be outrageous. And just try looking classic.

  15. Zigggy says:

    I kinda like the whole look, even the gloves. (I like the red gloves with her red lipstick)
    Looks like the dress is velvet, which usually I hate, but she does look better than she has in ages. I also saw a pic of her recently in a blue dress and she looked great.

  16. Cathy says:

    I do like the dress, it looks good on her. The gloves are a little wierd though, they look like leather athletic gloves. You would think if she was going to wear gloves she could of gotten some fancier red ones.

  17. mel says:

    Her hands are not attractive…so you what you have to. She looks softer and better than we have seen her in a long time.

  18. madpoe says:

    add a Zoro hat and sword is all I’m saying

  19. Stubbylove says:

    Aside from the stupid-ass cape, Madge looks fabulous! Good to see her looking like an actual normal person – she looks happy.

  20. mariaj says:

    She does look good, but she doesn’t seem younger. It’s like now she semms a 50yer old lady well “conserved” still 50yer anyway.

  21. Tazina says:

    She looks great. Looking forward to more music from Madonna.

    Don’t they have makeup for hands? I tried putting some on mine and they didn’t look half bad. I guess you can only do so much.

    • Jayna says:

      She’s been doing promo for five months for W.E. Her hands weren’t covered. She’s been all over red carpets and interviews with her hands bare. It’s freezing in the UK right now. I think it’s Madonna putting a little edge to her look while in the UK. She’s worn them before in concert. She’s Madonna after all.

      • Spugz says:

        a) – it’s not that cold!
        b) – don’t think those gloves would help! She needs some nice snug mittens!
        c) – when did weather ever effect red carpet wear really?

        I think she’s making some kind of statement about something. She’s drawing attention to them. I’m sure she’ll grace us with her explanation. New cult?

      • Zigggy says:

        I think the gloves make the outifit- it’d be boring without them.
        And as for the glove “sniffing” I bet she was brushing hair out of her eyes and the photo was taken at that awkward moment.

  22. Listerino says:

    She looks age appropriate and a lot less plastic and scary. It’s a good look for her.

  23. Ron says:

    It just goes to show you that you can be too skinny. As you get older, super skinny=old. Just saw some pics of Calvin Klein and holy hell he looks old.

  24. HotPockets says:

    I think she “tweaked” her hands, like she has the rest of her face and they’re still recovering..

  25. benny says:

    She got a better surgeon this last go-around.

  26. joancrawfordhangers says:

    The chicken cutlets have been replaced by chicken tenders! She looks amazing.

  27. Jayna says:

    Excerpt of Madonna’s interview tonight on Nightline — for interested fans. Oh, wow, a photo without her hands covered.

  28. Jillian says:

    I think middle aged women in general, although celebrities have it more difficult ageing in the spotlight,,,need to accept it is very unattractive to try to maintain the bodyweight you might have been in your 20s..or thirties… that doesn’t mean one has to get heavy, BUT, to keep a very low fat body fat percentage you lose the face…that’s why they get fillers etc…they look haggard, gaunt and OLDER unless there is some sort of intervention. Sophia Loren said it right…5 lbs for every decade or else you look old, and fast…!

  29. Sab says:

    Yes she looks good, er…better. Maybe she had the man-chin removed, and the peen.

  30. original kate says:

    she needs to lose the count chocula cape; other than that she looks good.

  31. Maya says:

    Her face looks good but her red gloves are a stupid accessory that should be avoided.

  32. Mrs. Darcy says:

    She could’ve just worn nice silky gloves or something and looked classy, instead she looks try hard as usual. Her face is looking way better I agree though, the Saw effect is greatly reduced. I don’t know how that works, do they deflate the cutlets, take them out, what… but she does look much better/less jacked.

  33. BerMan says:

    It’s an interesting look. A little bit of this, a little bit of that. The gloves work as a distraction. It’s what some celebrities have admitted in doing , wearing something bold, or weird to stand out in order to distract something on them that they are trying to hide or avoiding notice. People would only see the different out of place item. – Other than that she looks good and healthy. Great body makeup , evens out her skin tone and cools that overly gristle muscle look. – Keep on Rockin Lady Madonna!

  34. bettyrose says:

    WTF? I feel like I’m looking at a well preserved Sharon Stone.

  35. Lisa says:

    She does look hot, and I don’t think I’ve thought that about Madonna since 1990. I love her commitment to staying lean.

  36. tmbg says:

    Arrogant personality, a little filler and veins or not, Madonna has always been gorgeous to me. Right now she looks better than ever and I hope to look like that when I’m her age.

    There’s nothing you can do about your hands except maybe get filler injected into them. I swear I read about that, but it sounds horribly painful and not worth it.

  37. cruiz2 says:

    Yes, she finally caught on and looks much better. Her subtle dress craziness works EXCEPT for the weird glove sniffing!!!

  38. Amanda G says:

    I have to say that this movie sounds pretty interesting. Madonna looks okay, but I still wish she had aged more gracefully. After all, the neck and hands never lie…

  39. kaligula says:

    just hope no one tried to giver her any hydrangeas this time….