PHOTOS: Madonna Brings Back The Cone Bra

The more things change, the more things stay the same. This time, Madonna, the queen of reinvention, kicked off her worldwide MDNA tour with a throwback to 1990’s iconic Blonde Ambition cone bra corset, designed by Jean Paul Gaultier.

For its latest iteration, Gaultier gave the bra a 2012 makeover, which he described to Women’s Wear Daily as follows:

“We played with the ideas of a suit and a corset. But the corset is now like a cage. What I have done this time is a nod to the conical bra corset of the Blond Ambition tour but reinterpreted in 3-D, in patent leather on the outside with metallic leather on the inside. It’s all about masculine and feminine, Madonna and Jean Paul Gaultier classics reinterpreted for 2012.”

22 years after its inception, Madonna wore the contraption over a crisp white button down and high-waisted pants for a thoroughly modern take. Check it — as well as previous versions — out in the gallery below.

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