But the chance to work with her for the first time on this tour came up quite as a surprise, as he recalled in an interview to the New York Times:
"When Madonna first called me in 1989, it was two days before my ready-to-wear show, and I thought my assistant was joking. I was a big fan. She asked me if I would do the tour.
But how did Gaultier came up with the idea of the gold conical bra?
Surpisingly it has somehow something to do with his grandmother.