Madonna attends the W.E. premiere at TIFF Bell Lightbox during the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival, as well as its premiere at the 55th BFI London Film Festival at Empire Leicester Square.
It's anyone's guess as to how Madonna will handle middle age on her upcoming new album (due in early 2012). So far, though, she seems to be courting a more elegant sartorial phase than we endured with the spangled leotards-and-bling blutz that accompanied 2008's Hard Candy. At the recent London premiere for her film W.E., she wore a simple black L'Wren Scott sheath encrusted with a becoming Far East design. Since then, she's been turning up at publicity events in similarly understated, lovely, and – dare we say it – ladylike garb. Kudos to Madge's brave new minimalism. Upgrade!