Madonna was able to wrangle gowns from Dior and Vionnet -- as well as multi-million dollar jewelry from Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels -- for W.E., her film about the iconic fashion couple, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. But to accept her Golden Globe for Best Original Song for her movie, she wore Reem Acra.
Not that there's anything wrong with this designer. She's got a fab website and is growing increasingly popular in Hollywood after dressing Angelina Jolie, Halle Berry, and Beyonce, to name a few.
On the Globes carpet tonight, Acra also dressed Modern Family's Julie Bowen, who described her ultra feminine dress as "my girly moment" and the always elegant Diane Lane, who starred in HBO's Cinema Verite. So maybe Madonna will boost her prior profile -- she's known as a glorified wedding gown designer -- much higher.
But perhaps our expectations were simply too high. We had imagined a major luxury brand such as Dior, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen, Lanvin, Vuitton, Valentino, Prada or Jean Paul Gaultier. But maybe the big houses are not willing to cough up enough moola for her to wear their designs. Or perhaps they may think she's not their demographic any more.
Anyway, Madge's W.E. young star Andrea Risenborough wore a stunning and fittingly over-the-top statement-making Vivienne Westwood gown. And backstage after her win, Madonna talked about her Globes dress: "I love it because I feel like I’m wearing chain mail and I’m ready to go to battle."