Probably the biggest talking point of this year’s VMA’s – aside from Kanye West and Taylor Swift‘s non-reunion – was Lady Gaga‘s meat dress. PETA hated it, fans were weirded out by it, and dogs just wanted to sniff it. But the bigger questions on everyone’s mind were “Is it real?” and “What does one do with that after it’s worn?” The answers are “Yes” and “Jerky”. Gaga’s dress is going the way of Donatella Versace and the creepy Bodies exhibit, it will be dried out and then put on display.
According to the dress’ designer Franc Ferdinand “The dress will go through a process where it becomes a sort of ‘jerky’ and will be archived.” The dehydration process will render it unwearable in the future, this dress was for one night only. Ferdinand also said he doesn’t plan on using flesh for fashion again, saying “There’s not going to be meat dresses in the future. This was made for a specific purpose. It’s what it is.” We look to the designers of Project Runway now in their unconventional materials challenge to take over if we ever want to see a skirt-steak skirt again.
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