Lizzo brings back Madonna’s iconic cone bra moment at the MTV VMAs

Lizzo added energy 2022 VMAs stage on August 28 as she took to the stage to accept the Best Video award from Bebe Rexha for her “About Damn Time” sang. The “2 Be Loved (Am I Ready)” singer thanked her fans for their devotion and support, wearing her third look of the evening, a sheer corset dress from Jean Paul Gaultier’s post-Fall/Winter 2022 Couture collection. She also wore a moment to process the latest comments from body-shaming trolls. “And now, to the morons who got to say something to me in the press,” she said. “You know what, I don’t want to say anything. They’re like, ‘Lizzo, why don’t you clap back?’ For b*tch, I win, hoe! Huge winner, hoe! Best revenge is your paper!”

Gets inspiration from Madonna‘s iconic cone bra debut in 1990, Lizzo flawlessly executed the Glenn Martens creation, which featured a U-shaped mid-leg slit and a plunging cone bra bustier. Her stylist, Brett Alan Nelsonpaired the look with silver hoop earrings, a chain link nose ring and strappy black pumps.

During Chiba, Japan stops on his “Blond Ambition” tour, Madonna made fashion history when she appeared on stage in a pink conical corset bra designed by Jean Paul Gaultier. The structured, BDSM-inspired garment was the “Material Girl” singer’s response to media controversy and criticism over her “Like a Prayer” album. Tailored to embody both masculine and feminine fashions of the time, Madonna’s cone bra was a celebration of unabashed sexuality and a rebellion against traditional beauty standards for women.

Lizzo’s decision to wear a cone bra dress by the same designer adds depth to an already meaningful occasion. She may not have articulated it, but her fashion statement was a subtle reminder that women of all shapes and sizes can and should feel free to express their sexuality and love their bodies.

Take a closer look at Lizzo’s acceptance speech outfit from the upcoming MTV VMAs.

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