During Miley Cyrus's MTV Unplugged show tonight, she will be joined by a super special guest: Madonna. The invitation was no surprise, seeing as the prima donna has learned a lot from Madge. Here are the six ways Miley is totally channelling the queen of pop in her retro heyday.
When the Pope heard about Madonna’s Like a Prayer video, he banned her from Italy. Her response? This tongue-in-cheek T-shirt. Miley’s definitely following in her footsteps – Wrecking Ball is already banned from French daytime TV. You can’t be a pop star without being too hot to handle: lesson learnt.
Madonna’s Jean Paul Gaultier cone bra is one of the most iconic looks in the history of pop. Miley's quirky Markus Lupfer cat twosie at the AMAs certainly raised a few eyebrows, too (but she’s got a fair way to go before reaching Madge’s costume heights).
Oversized coat, poloneck and red lip: this combo ticks all the boxes for oh-so-cool perfection. In fact, it could be Miley (but it's Madonna).
Madonna knew that being the queen of pop meant looking fabulous in every shot. This Patrick Demarchelier shoot was no exception. Miley's already working with the very best in the business, like Marc Jacobs.
Madonna taught the world how to vogue before Miley even existed. In Generation Selfie, it’s all about having your own unique pose and Miley’s definitely learning this: enter the lizard tongue.
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Just like when Miley dropped her good-girl image, no one should ever be able to predict your next move. The perfect example? Madonna's gothic vibes in 1998's melodrama of a hit Frozen. The world literally wept.