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  • Madonna Unbound - Madonna on the cover of <em>W</em> Magazine's April 2003 issue 1
  • Madonna Unbound - Part of Madonna's fantastic stage 2
  • Madonna Unbound - Part of Madonna's fantastic stage 3
  • Madonna Unbound - Madonna poses on a stage in Christian Lacroix Couture, while a dress burns dramatically in the scene 4
  • Madonna Unbound - Madonna contorts on a table, while wearing Rick Owens of course 5
  • Madonna Unbound - Madonna contorts on a table, while wearing Rick Owens of course 6
  • Madonna Unbound - Madonna pole dances in Prada and Dolce & Gabanna 7
  • Madonna Unbound - Madonna in a headress 8
  • Madonna Unbound - Madonna lounges on a mattress, behind a metal bed-frame 9
  • Madonna Unbound - Side-by-side, Madonna on a mattress 11
  • Madonna Unbound - Madonna dances on a mattress 12
  • Madonna Unbound - Madonna in Alexander McQueen 13
  • Madonna Unbound - A disjunction of two Madonnas14
  • Madonna Unbound - Madonna in Agent Provocateur 15
  • Madonna Unbound - Madonna does the splits on a pole! 16
  • Madonna Unbound - Side-by-side, Madonna, in Prada and Dolce & Gabbana, looks ferocious while sitting on an amp17
  • Madonna Unbound - Madonna stretches on a table 18
  • Madonna Unbound - Madonna in Christian Lacroix Couture 19
  • Madonna Unbound - Madonna stretches on a pole 21
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    Photography by Steven Klein

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    Christian Lacroix Couture silk brocade and organza dress, hat and mask.

    Photography by Steven Klein

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    Rick Owens cotton tank; Western Costume Company ap pants; Sports Chalet gloves; Palace Costume shoes; Capezio fishnets.

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    Rick Owens cotton tank; Western Costume Company tap pants; Sports Chalet gloves; Palace Costume shoes; Capezio fishnets.

    Photography by Steven Klein

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    Prada silk tap pants; Dolce & Gabana silk corset; Gap customized T-shirt; vintage Danskin leotard from Universal Costume; Sports Chalet knee pads.

    Photography by Steven Klein

    April 2003

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    Agent Provocateur bra; Decades sequined capelet.

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    Decades blue top; Prada tap pants; Dolce & Gabbana corset; Palace Costume boa; LaCrasia gloves; Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche boots by Tom Ford.

    Photography by Steven Klein

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    Rick Owens cotton tank; Western Costume Company tap pants; Sports Chalet gloves; Palace Costume shoes; Capezio fishnets.

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    Christian Lacroix Couture silk bustier, mask and gauntlet.

    Photography by Steven Klein

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    Universal Costume tap pants; Capezio fishnets; Freed of London shoes.

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    Photography by Steven Klein
    Styled by Arianne Phillips
    Styled by Joe Zee

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Madonna Unbound

In this 44-page surreal narrative about an artist creating a performance, Madonna contorts herself like a circus acrobat, sets clothes on fire and runs around like a crazed queen. "I'm not interested in going to a fashion shoot and just trying on a bunch of clothes," the queen of pop tells W. "It's so boring." (Revisit "Madonna Rides Again," Steven Klein's 2006 collaboration with the star.) CLICK HERE to return to the W Classics archive.

Yoga-mad Madge stages a fantastical, and flexible, performance. (April 2003)