Madonna's Custom Crystal Cowboy Hat at MTV Unplugged with Miley Cyrus: All the Details

Celebrity Style Jan. 30, 2014 AT 12:28PM
Miley Cyrus and Madonna on MTV Unplugged
Find out all of the details on the crystal-embellished cowboy hat designed by Eric Javits that Madonna wore for her appearance with Miley Cyrus on MTV Unplugged. Credit: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for MTV

Madonna brought on the bling for her instantly historic duet with Miley Cyrus for the MTV Unplugged special that aired Wednesday, Jan. 29.

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While performing a medley of Madonna's 2000 hit "Don't Tell Me" and Cyrus' 2013 smash "We Can't Stop" during the Western-themed show, the two divas wore bedazzled cowgirl-inspired outfits. The most mesmerizing accessory, though, was Madge's black cowboy hat featuring 1,200 Swarovski crystals that took more than 30 hours to make.

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The custom piece was designed by celebrity milliner Eric Javits, who worked with Madonna's stylist for the show, B. Akerlund, to come up with a glamorized version of the Western hat. Inspired by bucking broncos and rodeos, Javits arranged the crystals along the brim to create a sense of movement. "The jewel embroidery infuses this classic American shape with couture elegance," Javits says. "And brings the focus to Madonna’s eyes.”

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During the performance, Cyrus, 21, and Madonna, 55, dirty-danced their way through the duet, with Cyrus even spanking Madonna's butt. "That was pretty f---ing cool, you guys," Cyrus told the audience after. "It sounds super-lame, but as a pop star it's pretty cool performing with Madonna."

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