Finally You Can Buy—And Eat!—Your Own Lady Gaga-Style Meat Dress

Bryan Brandom
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As someone who is famous, in part, for wrapping herself in clothing that could shock and/or haunt you, "fashion icon" is sort of a funny title for Lady Gaga.

But if you're really someone who idolizes the pop singer and finds themself needing to replicate some of her more famed outfits, there's a miniature solution for her dress that is the most difficult to re-create and is perhaps the most terrifying—her meat famed meat dress.

In 2010, Lady Gaga wore an outfit of all raw flank steak designed by the Franc Fernandez to the MTV Video Music Awards. The stunt drew praise and criticism from all sorts.

"I love Lady Gaga, but as someone who also loves animals, it was really difficult for me to sit next to Lady Gaga while she was wearing that outfit," wrote comedian Ellen DeGeneres, who is vegan. "But it did make me ask myself, what's the difference between her outfit and an outfit made of leather?"

PETA wasn't so enthused: "Wearing a dress made from cuts of dead cows is offensive enough to bring comment, but someone should whisper in her ear that more people are upset by butchery than are impressed by it."

Now a hot pot restaurant in Beijing is selling miniature versions of the meat dress wrapped around dolls.

By peeling piece by piece from the dress and cooking it in one's hot pot, the customer is also slowly undressing the doll, which is "nude" under the raw mutton. This has predictably drawn complaints of sexism and poor hygiene.

In other words, six years later, and Lady Gaga's infamous meat dress is still stirring controversy.

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