Lady Gaga’s Meat Dress Preserved in Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Exhibit
While we're not sure exactly how Lady Gaga's meat dress was able to be preserved, since she wore the raw concoction at the MTV VMAs in September of last year, the frock is now on display at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland as part of their new 'Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power' exhibit, which runs through February of next year.
The Huffington Post reports that the raw meat ensemble was being showcased. When Gaga wore the dress, which was a collab between Franc Fernandez and Haus of Gaga fashion director Nichola Formichetti, she said she was aiming to convey a message, not to play with a new, albeit unconventional, fabric.
Gaga told Ellen DeGeneres on her namesake show that she didn't mean any disrespect to vegetarians, but that she needed to make a statement. "As you know, I am the most judgment-free human being on the earth," Gaga said at the time. "However, it has many interpretations for me this evening. If we don't stand up for what we believe in and if we don't fight for our rights, pretty soon we're going to have as much rights as the meat on our own bones. And, I am not a piece of meat."
After Gaga was done with the dress, it was supposed to be used for other, more edible purposes and be turned into beef jerky! It somehow got a second lease on life, so to speak, and will share space alongside other iconic female attire, like Madonna's bulleted bustier from her Blonde Ambition tour.
Watch Lady Gaga Speak to Ellen DeGeneres While Wearing That Famous Meat Dress.