When Madonna first shot to national fame in 1983, her clothes got almost as much attention as her songs. A complex mélange of off-the-shoulder T-shirts and ragged tank taps, rosaries and rubber bracelets, denim and lace, the early "Madonna look" was a snapshot of the Manhattan club scene dropped onto MTV. And underneath it all was Madonna's almost overwhelming star power. Former Sire Records executive Michael Rosenblatt remembers experiencing that even before her first album hit. "We would walk down the street and people would just stop and gawk," he told Rolling Stone in 2013. "This is before she was famous. She just had that look and that vibe.... We’d walk into a restaurant and people would stop eating and just stare." Now, in celebration of Madonna's 60th birthday (August 16), a look back at a young singer and dancer who stopped traffic — or at least dinner.Michael McDonnell/RETIRED/Getty Images NEWCOMER Michael McDonnell/RETIRED/Getty Images CITY GIRL Michael McDonnell/RETIRED/Getty Images HIGH HEELED Michael McDonnell/RETIRED/Getty Images CIGAR BREAK Peter Noble/Redferns BEDROOM EYES George Holz/Contour by Getty Images CROP TOP Curtis Knapp/Getty Images WRIST WRAP Curtis Knapp/Getty Images CLOSE UP Michael Putland/Getty Images PUT A BOW ON IT Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images HIDING AND SEEKING Time & Life Pictures/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images WEDDING DAY Ken Regan/Camera 5/Contour by Getty Images I HEART NEW YORK Ken Regan/Camera 5/Contour by Getty Images WORK OUT Ken Regan/Camera 5/Contour by Getty Images HEALTHY ATTITUDE
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