Madonna: 50 Looks We Can't Forget

As the Material Girl celebrates a half-century, trace her every fashion reinvention. By Aaron Parsley and Cara Lynn Shultz

CHURCH LADY

A steamy embrace with a saint, a burning cross and a loose shoulder strap would all add up to one of the pop singer's biggest media storms. After the debut of "Like a Prayer" on March 3, 1989, the Vatican banned her from performing in Italy and Pepsi dropped her from its ad campaign – but Madonna kept her reported $5 million fee.