The Queen of Pop stepped off her palanquin to power through a 12-minute medley of some of her greatest hits, including Vogue, Music, Like a Prayer and a new track, Give Me All Your Luvin.
Helping her along were a number of other chart toppers. LMFAO mixed their "Body Rock" with Madonnas "Music", Nicki Minaj and MIA joined Madonna as cheerleaders during "Luvin", and Cee-lo Green dared to go sequin for sequin with a legend for a "Like a Prayer" duet. Excuse us if we barely noticed MIA raise her middle finger to tens of millions of viewerswe were too awed by the spectacle of it all.
And what did Madonna wear? A lot of gold. We can't have been alone in detecting more than a smidgen of vintage Versace iconography, but it was Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci behind all costumes worn by Madonna during the big show. He created the gold cape and gladiator overskirt for the entrance to "Vogue", the black silk dress showed to best effect during the cheerleading sequence and the sequinned choir robe Madonna wore for "Like a Prayer".
'Following my collaboration with Madonna on her last tour three years ago, it is a great honor for me to be a part of yet another historical and iconic moment,' Tisci said in a release. 'People say everything has a limit, but limits do not exist with Madonna.'
Philip Treacy created the custom-designed gold Cleopatra crown. The earringsall 19.6 caratsapparently belonged to fellow Cleopatra personifier Elizabeth Taylor. Dancers wore
A group of 'soldiers' carried Madonna, wearing Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci, onstage for her Super Bowl halftime show.
Madonna wore a custom-made Philip Treacy headdress and Givenchy couture for her performance.