Yesteryear's Shocker: Madonna's Dare-Bare Conical Bra Act Still To Be Outmatched At The Cannes Festival

Today, fashion seems to be ‘gowns with the wind’, but there was a time when it used to be pure dare-bare

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Yesteryear's Shocker: Madonna's Dare-Bare Conical Bra Act Still To Be Outmatched At The Cannes Festival

Diaphanous gowns -- a la Aishwarya Rai's Cinderella look, occasionally conservative and the occasionally mildly peekaboo ensembles of Deepika Padukone, the chic hauteur of Sonam Kapoor-- are the looks being sported by our abhinetris at the ongoing Cannes festival.

At most, there has been a brouhaha over a faux pas -- a thigh-split gown inadvertently revealing nude underwear by the internationally-lauded model Bella Hadid.

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Bella Hadid in a thigh-high slit gown at Cannes Festival

Just goes to show that the less the better is no more while fashion spotting on the French Riviera. Indeed, the bygone millennium's displays on the festival's Red Carpet were way more daring and audacious.

In fact, Madonna's display of a conical bra and knickers had stirred up a right royal controversy way back in 1991. On the steps of the Palais, the pop diva was at the Cannes for the premiere of a documentary on her titled Truth or Dare.

In a Jean Gaultier creation, Madonna had dropped her cloak to reveal the conical, leaving-nothing-to-the-imagination conical bra and knickers.

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Madonna made a bold appearance at Cannes in 1991

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Madonna poses for photographers at Cannes Festival

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Madonna's display of a conical bra and knickers had stirred up a right royal controversy 

This quick strip tease is still rated as one of the top ten scandals which rocked the festival and the rest of the world. Needless to add, the paparazzi couldn't have enough of Madonna that evening, as many as 16 years ago.

Incidentally, all through her prime days as a pop star, Madonna would frequently make her bras a fashion statement at live concert shows.

 

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