Madonna's son David wears stunning dress in confident rejection of gender fashion norms

Madonna's son David sent a powerful message on fashion and gender with his recent outfit choice

Madonna's son David sent a powerful message on fashion and gender with his recent outfit choice BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 06: Madonna visits MDNA SKIN Counter at Barneys New York, Beverly Hills on March 6, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Madonna's MDNA SKIN)
(Image credit: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Madonna's MDNA SKIN)

Madonna's son David has shown off his stellar style by modeling a silk dress in a recent online video, proving that you don't need to be a woman to rock a gorgeous gown. 

The 15-year-old looked effortlessly chic as he strutted through his family's mansion, wearing a white silk dress by Mae Couture and a pair of glossy black, rectangular sunglasses. The fitted garment was scribbled with hand-painted black letters and accessorised with colourful bracelets, which added an urban twist to its elegant design. 

David polished off the chill vibe by ditching the heels and opting for some white sneakers and white socks, creating a sleek yet comfy outfit for a no-fuss Memorial Weekend. (If you're already inspired to recreate this stripped-back look, check out our 10 minimalist wardrobe essentials to build your style base.) 

In the 30 second video posted on Madonna's Instagram account, the glamorous teenager walks confidently through the hallway of his mom's $6 million Lisbon mansion. The clip, which cuts to selfies of David in his enviable ensemble, plays against the song The Power by Snap! and finishes with the budding fashionista lauding the comfort of his summery wardrobe choice. 


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"I low-key like wearing like, it's so freeing, you know what I mean?" he said as he reached the end of his imaginary runway (also known as his kitchen.) 

Madonna didn't hold back on her support for her son, captioning the video, "Confidence is Everything" and adding a fist bump emoji. 

The clip was met by an influx of positive comments, with many followers praising David for his impeccable style. 

A number of Madonna's celebrity fans, including Kelly Ripa, also chimed in to share their reaction. The actress and talk show host gave the outfit a top rating, posting five-star emojis to express her approval. 

The dress also won the admiration of Younger star Debi Mazar, who was quick to liken the teenager to a world-famous fashion icon. 

"Omg I Love him ❤️Look out @naomi," she wrote, cheekily tagging the woman herself, Naomi Campbell. We're not sure if the legendary supermodel would see David as competition just yet, but there's nothing to suggest he won't be gracing the Fashion Week catwalks someday in the future.

Emma Dooney
Emma Dooney

Emma is a news writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life. She covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health or lifestyle story. When she's not reporting on the British monarchy and A-list celebs, you can find her whipping up vegan treats and running the roads to cheesy '90s pop music...but not at the same time, obviously.