The singer, 53, dressed elegantly at a special showing of her movie W.E. in New York, donning a patterned grey and black top, jacket and trousers.
It's a far cry from the limb-baring clobber she traditionally wears on stage.
But the Queen of Pop's graceful appearance in Manhattan will temporarily silence fashion critics who have frequently accused her of dressing too young for her age.
No doubt Madonna ? who directed W.E. ? will be back in her racy attire when she performs at the prestigious 2012 Super Bowl halftime show next year.
Spokespeople for the star have confirmed she's signed up for the gig following reports Lady Gaga was also in the running for it.
The spectacle will see her collaborating with the creative team from Cirque du Soleil "to create a signature performance" midway through the most watched sporting event in the world.
Madonna had previously agreed to play the Super Bowl in 2000 but was forced to pull out due to a scheduling conflict.
The pop icon will follow in the footsteps of artists including Tom Petty, Sir Paul McCartney, The Who and Bruce Springsteen when she takes to the stage on February 5.