In true Lady Gaga fashion, the outrageous singer made jaws drop at last Sunday’s MTV VMA’s by accepting one of her awards decked out in a dress made of meat. A lot of people were wondering if the dress was actually made of real meat or not, and it turns out, it was! (Ewwwww)
Franc Fernandez was the designer/artist responsible for creating the dress for Gaga, and confirmed to MTV.com that it was, in fact, made out of real meat. (Again, ewwww)
Fernandez spoke to the MTV and told them everything you could ever want to know about the infamous meat dress!
How heavy was it?
“It was fairly heavy. She said it was the most comfortable dress of the night, though. I’m guessing it weighed around forty pounds. It’s built on a corset, so the weight is distributed on her chest, so it’s not like it’s hanging off her neck.”
Was it comfortable?
“She said so.”
Were there leftovers?
“Not very much, no.”
Did it leave a blood trail?
“No, not at all. It’s actually very clean meat, very sturdy and strong and doesn’t run at all. It’s the meat you use to make a roast, where you roll it in a tortilla and put it in the oven. Hence, the shoes – that’s why they were wrapped in butcher twine.”
Did it smell?
“Gaga said it smelled good. It had a sweet smell. It hadn’t been sitting out for more than five hours. And it’s not a heavy gross meat.”
Did you have to keep it refrigerated?
“While it was being made it was refrigerated, [worked on] and then refrigerated. It took a span of two days on and off. Maybe three with sourcing and getting materials and everything.”
Will this dress “go bad”?
“Well, yes. And it’s a dress that will dry out. The meat dries out, rather than rotting. It becomes jerky. But, it shouldn’t be worn again.”
I’m just going to go on the record and state that if there’s ever a question about whether my clothing will ‘go bad’ or not, or it will leave a ‘blood trail’ I’m not wearing it! Honestly, I have a hard enough time getting my kids not to play with their food there’s no way I could pull off a dress made of meat. I know Lady Gaga is a shocker when it comes to her outfits, but I think wearing a dress make out of meat is going a bit too far, not to mention wasteful! What do you think- is this too farfetched even for Lady Gaga?
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