December 6, 2016
By Marcellous L. Jones
Photos Courtesy of On Aura Tout Vu
Paris, France – The French couture house On Aura Tout Vu is pleased to announce its participation in Madonna’s current REBEL HEART tour. They specifically created for the “material girl” a beautiful bolero that the singer/actress wears on stage during her performances in such countries as Denmark and Germany. She also wore it when she appeared on French television network Canal Plus as part of her tour promotion.
During one of her concerts and in response to the November 13, 2015 terrorists attacks in Paris, Madonna commented, “…What happened in Paris is unforgivable tragedy and we’re all mourning the loses and still being in the shocked….The world right now seems very dark, but it’s our job, as artist, as humain being, to change and turn that darkness into light…” she continued, “…are you ready to start a revolution of love with me?”
Created in the On Aura Tout Vu atelier in Paris’s Palais Royal area, the bolero is in black and white lace, with embroideries and large stone and crystal encrustations. The house is among the several notable houses including Gucci, Alexander Wang, Moschino, Prada, etc. having contributed to the costumes.
SEE THE STAGGERING NUMBERS BEHIND THE COSTUMES FOR THE REBEL HEART TOUR
2,500,000 Swarovski crystals adorn Madonna’s costumes.
10,000 Number of hours of workmanship have gone into creating costumes from Alessandro Michele for Gucci; Alexander Wang; Fausto Puglisi; Jeremy Scott for Moschino; Nicolas Jebran; Miu Miu; Prada, On Aura Tout Vu and Swarovski.
1200 Plus man-hours were needed to apply the Swarovksi crystals to the costumes.
1000 Plus wardrobe pieces are required for all the performers onstage.
500 Pair of shoes have been custom made.
200 Plus pair of fishnets will be worn by Madonna by the time the Rebel Tour wraps.
60 People make up the costume staff dressing, sewing and adjusting the costumes night after night.