Madonna has always been known for her brazen choice of brassieres. And decades after her infamous cone bra took flight, the Material Girl is embroiled in a bra scandal after a pricey underpinning went missing from the set of a New York photo shoot last month.
A total of 21 pieces designed by New York-based lingerie designer Deborah Marquit was stolen after the performer's photo shoot with L'uomo Vogue. The pieces, valued at $3,405 at retail, were found missing around midnight after being stowed under a chair around 4 p.m. on March 20.
When reached by email, a rep for the fashion label tells Pret-a-Reporter that the pull consisted of "a large amount of lingerie samples" that were borrowed for the shoot.
"We received only 13 pieces back of the 34 that were loaned to the shoot, and the rest were either lost or stolen because we never got them back," the Marquit rep writes. "Deborah would just like the samples found and returned."
According to Marquit's website, the designer's pieces have been worn by Britney Spears, Hilary Swank and Rihanna, with everyday lace items starting at $65 for a thong and going up to $295 for a leopard bra.
Pret-a-Reporter has reached out to Madonna's rep for comment.
Editor's note: An earlier version of this story misstated the cost of the missing items.