What word could we use to describe Madonna other than “iconic”? She’s one of the most important figures in music and culture of all time—and one with an undeniable talent for reinventing herself constantly.
One medium in which that chameleonic sense is apparent is her deep library of music videos. In the 30 years Madonna has been on the scene, she’s made quite a few of them, after all. And with each music video, came a reinvention of her style. There have been quite a few phases between the mesh glove-wearing Madonna that debuted in 1983 to the corset-donning, septum ring-wearing 2015 Grammy’s comeback Madonna, and they’re all worth celebrating. In honor of her birthday today, we rounded up her 12 most iconic music video looks of all time.
Happy birthday, Madge!