Preserving Lady Gaga's Meat Dress Preserving Lady Gaga's Meat Dress

Preserving Lady Gaga's Meat Dress

by Peter Smith

June 19, 2011

Last September, Lady Gaga wore a meat dress onstage to the MTV Video Music Awards. Afterward, though, the perishable dress, some 40 lbs of matambre, was left in limbo. As the dress' designer, Los Angeles' Franc Fernandez told Meatpaper:

I was trying to decide what to do with it. Freeze it. Make jerky. Anything but throw it away. I don’t consider myself an artist, but I thought of the Canadian artist who wore a dress made of meat and then let it decay in the museum. I liked that—a dress that changes over time. I thought of Damien Hirst, letting a cow’s head decay so that every time you saw it, it was a different sculpture—one day you’d be there and the eye socket would be filled with maggots, another time something else.

Photo: Terry Richardson/Vogue Hommes Japan via The Fame. Second photo via.

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