Madonna’s Dolce & Gabbana Ads Show Her As A Housewife

Even the housewives on Bravo never looked this good while performing their mundane tasks, but Stefano Gabbana maintains that the down-to-earth quality of the ordinary woman was the inspiration for the fall Dolce & Gabbana ads featuring Madonna. The images, which were shot by Steven Klein in Harlem, were inspired by the Italian classic film “Mamma Roma” and continue the story of Madonna’s spring ads with the fashion house. “We wanted to continue pushing our current message that shows fashion’s more human nature and our heritage. This is yet another tassel of that mosaic,” said Gabbana. “We believe the campaign is comforting and that people will somehow identify themselves in the images, which again display a more human and approachable side of Madonna,” he added. In the ads, Madonna has a strange moment with a baby, wrangles some chickens, has a skirt hemmed, and goes grocery shopping — all while looking quite extraordinary thanks to the power of designer fashions, great photography, and Photoshop. More photos after the jump. [WWD, Absolument Madonna]