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Much will be made of Lady Gaga’s VMA costume change into a dress made of meat.
Speculation will be made, and possibly even a nice pot roast. (Heyo!) While shocking–especially if you’re a vegan–Lady Gaga’s VMA meat dress, created by mixed media master designer Franc Fernandez, wasn’t original. Christina Aguilera has worn his designs, and Beyoncé wore a pair of deconstructed denim shorts in the “Telephone” video.
Gaga wore a meat bikini on the cover of Vogue Hommes Japan’s September issue. And it’s certainly not the world’s first meat dress. In the early 1990s, Canadian artist Jana Sterback created a meat dress made of 50 pounds of raw meat– 260 Canadian dollars’ worth of raw meat–by sewing raw flank steaks together. The original meat dress was displayed at the National Gallery in Ottawa, Canada. And now you know.