Madonna celebrates the release of her new CD "Hard Candy" with a performance at Roseland Ballroom, in this April 30, 2008, file photo in New York. Warner Music Group Corp., reported narrower losses in the third quarter on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008, as growth in Europe helped offset a slowdown in global music sales. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, file)
Madonna has a long history of working with French designers. Frenchman Jean-Paul Gaultier was behind the pointy cone bras that were the hallmarks of Madonna's 1990 "Blonde Ambition" tour. Givenchy's design team is headed by an Italian, Riccardo Tisci. He is know for his gothic-influenced pieces and use of dark fabrics.