Category: whos that girl tour

Madonna at press conference for Who’s That Girl Japan Tour, June 1987, Tokyo, Japan. Photo by Koh Hasebe

Madonna photographed by Herb Ritts, 1987

Madonna photographed by Herb Ritts, 1987

A group of five Madonna tour jackets: four are from her 1990 Blond Ambition Tour and one is from her 1987 Who’s That Girl Tour. Two of the black bomber jackets from the Blond Ambition Tour have her signature “M” logo on the back; one jacket is heavily embellished with beads and sequins. The Who’s That Girl Tour jacket is a black cotton motorcycle style jacket with an Andy Warhol inspired Campbell soup can and “U Dance” embroidered on the back. Sizes vary.

PROVENANCE From the Collection of drummer Jonathan Moffett

Herb Ritts flew to Tokyo in 1987 with a plan to snap photos of Madonna all over town. But the pulsating mob of screaming fans that followed her everywhere she went on the Japanese leg of the “Who’s That Girl” tour made that impossible. Ritts called the Rolling Stone office in a panic, and the decision was made to simply shoot the pop star in the bed of her hotel room. No one remembers where the Minnie Mouse hat came from, but the shoot, born from desperation, resulted in the perfect mix of lighthearted glamour. “Of all the pictures taken of Madonna, that’s probably the most innocent one,” said former Rolling Stone photo director Laurie Kratochvil. “It shows another side of her – goofy, cute and self-effacing. People could just relate.” 

Rolling Stone 
(November 2, 2017)

1987 Madonna backstage on the Who’s That Girl World Tour​, working on her hair and make-up with Debi Mazar