Artist, actress and style chameleon, Madonna has made a memorable name for herself with her all-embracing fashion statements that never fail to excite, either dramatically on the red carpet or with her provocative on-screen ensembles. As she celebrates her birthday this month (can you believe she'll be 56?!) we take a look back at the singer’s unique and most eccentric little black dress moments over her countless years of fame. Famous for pushing the boundaries with her controversial style, lyrical content and provocative music videos, Madonna is recognised as being  one of the music industry’s most influential and successful artists of all time, selling over 300 million records worldwide with hits including Like A Virgin and Material Girl, successfully establishing her as the Queen of Pop. Bursting onto the scene in 1981 her extrovert personality and controversial views combined with her distinctive fashion tastes meant that she quickly became admired as a style icon by many around the world. Well who could really forget those iconic conical bustiers? As well as being recognised as one of the best-selling female recording artists of all time, a successful dancer, writer and businesswoman, who previously set up her own music label, Maverick Records, Madonna has also achieved success as a fashion designer. The music mogul worked with a high street store to create a collection, M by Madonna before collaborating with Dolce & Gabbana to design her MDG collection of sunglasses, as well as creating a 1980s inspired clothing line Material Girl with her daughter. And if that doesn't impress you, she’s also the winner of several awards including a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy for Evita, and winner of a Grammy Award for Best Music Video, to name but a few! Most notoriously, Madonna is renowned for her image reinvention throughout her career, and her countless appearances in Vogue and Vanity Fair  portray how the seven time Grammy Award winner continually changes her image. Featuring on the May 1989 US edition of Vogue, Madonna looks a natural beauty in a simple white swimsuit. Just a couple of years later the singer appears transformed in a glamorous gown complete with white fur stole as she appears in the Vanity Fair, April 1991 issue titled 'The Misfit' where she discusses coping with fame. So from tour to tour, through her gothic phase, her raunchy on-stage outfits and her Monroe bob, we take you through the Icon's most memorable little black dresses...