Queen of Pop Madonna takes the cover story of American Harper’s Bazaar‘s February 2017 edition lensed by fashion photography duo Luigi & Iango. Beauty is work of hair stylist Andy LeCompte for Wella Professionals, makeup artist Aaron Henrikson, and manicurist Naomi Yasuda for Dior Vernis. Set design courtesy of Philipp Haemmerle. For the story Madonna is wearing selected looks from top brands such as Gucci, Christian Dior, La Perla, Stella McCartney, Alberta Ferretti, and Marc Jacobs among other.
“It touches on a lot of really important topics I’ve always been invested in or championed—fighting for women’s rights, gay rights, civil rights, always fighting for the underdog. I’ve always felt oppressed. I know a lot of people would go, ‘Oh, that’s ridiculous for you to say that. You’re a successful white, wealthy pop star,’ but I’ve had the sh*t kicked out of me for my entire career, and a large part of that is because I’m female and also because I refuse to live a conventional life. I’ve created a very unconventional family. I have lovers who are three decades younger than me. This makes people very uncomfortable. I feel like everything I do makes people feel really uncomfortable. Why does this book appeal to me? Why did I want to adapt it into a screenplay? Because it touches me on so many levels and it deals with so many important topics. Right now, more than ever, it’s an extremely timely story to tell.” – Madonna on her upcoming movie project, Loved, an adaptation of Andrew Sean Greer’s novel The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells.