Madonna is fronting fashion label Versace's Spring/Summer 2015 campaign.

The Material Girl hitmaker was praised by the brand's vice president, Donatella Versace, for being a "role model" and for her "unapologetic" nature.

She has posed in the black and white shots with her blonde hair tousled while scowling at the camera to promote the brand, replacing Lady Gaga as its last celebrity frontwoman.

In a statement, Versace says, "Madonna says it best herself: She is unapologetic. She is her own woman, a role model who shows other women how we can do what we want, and get what we want, and do so for all of our lives, with no compromise."

Madonna caused a stir earlier this week (ends07Dec14) when a series of racy, topless photographs of the 56 year old for Interview Magazine were released.