Liz’s cone bra dress at the MTV VMAs Photo

Lizzo cheered on the stage at the 2022 VMAs on August 28, when she stepped out to accept the Best Video for Good award from Bebe Rexha for her song “About Damn Time.” Dressed in her third look of the evening, a sheer corset dress from Jean Paul Gaultier’s Fall/Winter 2022 couture collection, the “2 Be Loved (Am I Ready)” singer thanked her fans for their devotion and support. He also took a moment to address recent comments from body-lamming trolls. “And now, those b*tches in the press have something to say to me,” she said. “You know what, I wouldn’t say anything. They’d be like, ‘Lizzo, why don’t you clap?’ ‘Cause b*tch, I win, hey! Big b*tches win, hey! The best revenge is your paper!”

Taking inspiration from Madonna’s iconic cone bra debut in 1990, Lizzo perfectly pulled off the Glenn Martens creation, which featured a U-shaped mid-leg slit and a plunging cone bra bustier. Her stylist, Brett Alan Nelson, paired the look with silver hoop earrings, a chain-link nose ring and strappy black pumps.

During a stop in Chiba, Japan on her “Blonde Ambition” tour, Madonna made fashion history when she appeared on stage wearing a pink cone-shaped corset bra designed by Jean Paul Gaultier. The structured, BDSM-inspired outfit was the “Material Girl” singer’s response to media controversy and criticism over her “Like a Prayer” album. Designed to embody both masculine and feminine fashion of the time, Madonna’s cone bra was an unabashed celebration of sexuality and a rebellion against traditional beauty standards placed on women.

Lizzo’s decision to wear a cone bra dress by the same designer adds depth to an already meaningful occasion. She may not have revealed it, but her fashion statement was a subtle reminder that women of all shapes and sizes can and should feel free to express their sexuality and love their bodies.

Take a closer look at Lizzo’s acceptance speech outfit from the MTV VMAs ahead.

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