>For most millennials, Madonna has been a pop culture icon for pretty much their entire lives—whether they were personally collecting her albums or not. It's safe to assume everyone knows at least one Madonna song that they can sing practically word for word. But it's a bit harder to rattle off all her major style moments. With well over 30 years in the spotlight, there have been a lot. And they vary greatly from one to the next.
>So to celebrate the eternal rule-defying songstress, we're taking a look at some of her most memorable ensembles over the last several decades that got fashion and music lovers buzzing. Whether you favor classic Madonna in a Jean Paul Gaultier bustier, every single period piece in her iconic "Vogue" performances, or her most recent penchant for menswear, take a look at the memorable ensembles ahead that have a place in pop-culture history.
Here's classic '80s Madonna at a time when her career was just making a meteoric climb following the release of Madonna in 1983.
Dressed down in all black, she's repping her heritage, as well as some very high-waist trousers.
Sure, this is a costume, but "Vogue" is iconic all around.
We have Jean Paul Gaultier to thank for this piece of lingerie history.
Going for a goth-meets-glam vibe at the Academy Awards.
This bold shade of yellow, seen at the VH1 Fashion Awards, came courtesy of Olivier Theyskens.
She embraced a bit of Old Hollywood for the Met Gala in 2011.
Nothing to see here—just Madonna crowning herself the queen of pop at the Super Bowl halftime show.
The Punk: Chaos to Couture theme truly suited her.
An outfit as smooth as this deserves its own signature stance.
Most recently, Madonna serenaded the chic crowd at Leonard DiCaprio's gala in St.-Tropez—shiny pants and fuzzy accessories included.
Up next, take a look at the other '80s icons whose style still holds up today.