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You remember how animal rights activists got all up in arms when Lady Gaga wore a dress made of meat to the MTV music video awards last year? Well now they’re giving her a chance to make up for it by wearing a dress made entirely from lettuce.
Why yes, Lady Gaga‘s meat dress is still a completely relevant piece of fashion history. Well, if it hasn’t rotted by now. But it’s a big deal — so big that at this point even your little sisters Barbie dolls have probably heard of it. Which is why Anna Chong, a student at the London College of Fashion, has created a miniature meat dress from Parma ham — and now, with her instructions, you can, too! (Also, afterwards you totally have an excuse to wrap something in prosciutto and fry it.)
We have no doubt that Lady Gaga‘s now infamous meat dress will go down in history as one of the more iconic creations of 2010 — thanks in no small part to an undeniable excess of homages. In addition to a Barbie, a steakhouse creation, and a ground beef toupee worn by Bruce Willis — the Village Voice’s Michael Musto’s has offered up his very own take on Gaga’s ensemble, an image which may in fact be better than the original.
Most models keep to fairly strict diets, but what’s a pretty young thing to do when they’re literally surrounded by the one food they’d love to eat most? If it’s for a Ted Sabarese photoshoot, they learn to make it work.
In case Lady Gaga wasn’t already in the running to be this year’s most popular Halloween costume, a steakhouse in New York’s Meatpacking District is jumping on the bandwagon with their very own 112-pound meat dress, complete with marrow bone necklace and headdress.
Is there anything worse than showing up to a party wearing the same thing as someone you don’t know? Yes, there is: showing up to a party wearing the same thing as someone you do know. That’s why Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry text each other before they appear publicly to make sure they aren’t wearing the same thing.
Last night, Lady Gaga performed a surprise show at New York City’s Oak Room. But just because it was (essentially) a small hometown show, doesn’t mean that Gaga could just show up in any old meat dress.
There’s been a debate — both here in the Styleite offices and in other stylish corners of the Internet — as to whether the dress Lady Gaga wore to accept her Video of the Year award at last night’s VMAs was actually made out of meat. We hemmed and hawed all day long, saying, “No — she wouldn’t actually sit in an auditorium full of people clothed entirely in rotting meat. It would stink!” or “Look at the pictures, and zoom in. There’s no way that’s actual fabric.” It turns out, the yes-it-is-meat-too camp was right.