Madonna has transformed herself so many times over the past 25+ years that it’s easy to forget just how iconic these transformations have been. Lost in that blur of pointy Gaultier bras, bleach blond hair and henna tattoos is one of America’s greatest creative revolutionaries. Or, to put it simply, the biggest bad-ass of our time. In honor of her birthday today, we’ve singled out ten of her most memorable fashion phases — from the lace gloves to the high ponytail to the Evita days. The journey down Madge Lane begins with her most infamous performance ever — “Like a Virgin” at the 1984 MTV Video Music Awards.