Giorgio Armani blames ‘difficult’ Madonna for Brit Awards fall

Designer was one responsible for the cape Madonna wore on the night

Giorgio Armani has blamed Madonna for falling while while wearing one of his designs at the recent Brit Awards and branded the pop star “difficult”.

Madonna fell backwards down a flight of stairs after an Armani cape she was wearing did not come loose in time and a dancer pulled it while still fastened.

However, speaking at his autumn/winter 2015 show during Milan fashion week, Armani said that a change to the original design led to the technical issue. The AP quotes Armani as saying: “Madonna, as we know, is very difficult. This cape had a hook and she wanted a tie, and she wasn’t able to open it with her hands. That’s all there is to it.”

Madonna previously explained she was with a doctor until 3am following her tumble and suffered whiplash.

Speaking to Jonathan Ross during the recording of his chat show to be aired later this month, Madonna previously explained how the incident occurred as a result of a last-minute change to her performance. She said: “I was told to tie my cape and start much further back and I had to walk further and everyone was worried my cape was going to slide off so they tied it really tight. So here I am marching in like the Queen, I got to the top of the stairs and I pulled the slinky string and it wouldn’t come undone.”

Madonna releases her album ‘Rebel Heart’ on March 10. The singer has also announced details of four UK arena dates as part of a wider world tour.

She will play in London, Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow in December as part of The Rebel Heart tour in December. The tour begins in August in Miami before arriving in Europe via Southeast Asia and Australia.

Madonna will play:

London O2 Arena (December 1)
Manchester Manchester Arena (14)
Birmingham Barclaycard Arena (16)
Glasgow The SSE Hydro (20)