The Buzz Around Lady Gaga’s Meat Dress – Going Excess!
The award ceremonies are especially memorable in terms of pomp and show. Most of us are eager to know who wore what to the award functions. Oscars and other such special award nights are not any exception to this, neither was the 2010 MTV Video. But the only difference was, instead of flashing flesh in any revealing outfits, one of the invitees chose to wear flesh (meat!) to the award function. The invitee in question was no one other than Lady Gaga, who is well known for her music, eccentric persona and bizarre fashion sense. She was seen wearing meat accessories from head to toe.
In June 2010, Lady Gaga irked her fans by putting up an unusual show during her Manchester performance, where she pretended to be murdered and eaten on stage by a maniac. Again she agitated them with her meat dress costume at 2010 MTV Video awards. There were many who voiced concerns about the dress fearing that Lady Gaga might kick off the bizarre fashion of draping bloody meats. But Lady Gaga smartly defended her fashion choice by saying that she wore the meat dress to the function to defend her gay rights. While addressing a political rally at Portland, Lady Gaga said "Equality is the prime rib of America, but because I am gay, I don't get to enjoy the greatest cut of meat my country has to offer. Shouldn't everyone deserve to wear the same meat dress I do?"
Here is everything about the meat dress that Lady Gaga wore to VMA awards:
• The meat dress was designed by Los-Angeles based Argentinean dress designer Franc Fernandez. Franc got the inspiration to design this dress from the meat bikini worn by Lady Gaga, when she posed for the September 2010, issue of Vogue Hommes Japan.
• Franc used 50 pounds of Matambre to make the dress. Matambre is a beef from Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay. The portmanteau of Matambre translates to “hungry killer” in English.
• The dress was built on a corset, so the weight was distributed on the chest.
• The meat was refrigerated during its preparation time.
• It took 2 days for the designer to ensemble the dress. And the dress was made of clean, strong and sturdy meat, so there was no blood trail.
• The dress was made by sewing organic pieces of meat and the designer says that he could do it easily as it was similar to any other dress, only the fact was that it took more time for him to ensemble it. Lady Gaga went into this dress from bottom and some pieces were sewn after she got into the dress. The boots which she wore with this dress was made using the butcher's twine and the meat purse which she carried in her hands was decorated with antique brooches.
The famous animal-rights advocacy organization PETA issued statement condemning Gaga for her fleshy dress. They criticized Gaga by saying that "Meat is the decomposing flesh of a tormented animal who didn't want to die, and after a few hours under the TV lights, it would smell like the rotting flesh it is and likely be crawling in maggots -- not too attractive, really." Many people were inquisitive to know whether the dress was eaten by maggots or it became just a rotten piece of meat. Her dress is archived and preserved in Lady Gaga’s dress collection known as GaGa Archives. The meat is dried up and preserved as a beef jerky.
It’s totally up to ones discretion as how they would love to remember Lady Gaga-for her outraging fashion sense, her music or her persona? Well I would love to remember her for her music.
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