Last January, Gossip Girl actress Blake Lively raised a few eyebrows when she wore a pair of perforated faux-leather Stella McCartney thigh high boots under a crisp white blouse and a black blazer to a New York city red carpet event. Blake looked blazing hot in the skintight boots, which served as a saucy substitute for pants (they’ve had a bad year, pants).

On Wednesday, pop icon Madonna wore the very same boots beneath an eyecatching semi-sheer sequined dress to present an award to Iconix Brand CEO Neil Cole at New York City’s Waldorf Astoria. She complemented the look with loose blond curls, glittering hoop earrings and her beloved Kabbalah bracelet.

Which booted beauty better rocked these Stellas?