Terrific in teal: Madonna stuns fashion critics

Tuesday May 3, 2011

She often divides fashion critics with her red carpet choices.

But there was no faulting Madonna at this year's Costume Institute Ball.

The Material Girl was simply dazzling in a teal-hued silk Stella McCartney gown embroidered with delicate sequin stars.

With her blonde hair falling over her shoulders in soft waves, and her lips scarlet red, the 52-year-old was a Twenties goddess.

The look was a resounding success with commentators, who weren't bowled over by her in previous years.

Her Eighties-inspired 2009 ensemble was the outfit that really raised eyebrows.

Put together by Louis Vuitton, it featured a turquoise ruched mini-dress, knee high black boots and a hair-piece tied around a top knot that some said resembled bunny ears.

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photo: © Rex Features

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