B. Åkerlund, Madonna’s stylist, had a chat with Milk Made and was asked about Madonna’s influence, here’s what she had to say:

You’ve worked with Madonna plenty in the past, what’s that been like over the years?

Working with Madonna has been one of the greatest experiences of my life. She has taught me to be a hard worker, to be the best at my game and to never settle for second best.

Madonna’s facing a lot of ageism and sexism these days – why do you think the world is so fearful of an older woman owning her sexuality?

I can’t speak for the rest of the world, but she is one of the only true artists and icons we have currently and she owns her sexuality. Now what is wrong with that? We all can only dream about looking as fantastic as she does at her age.