Lady Gaga's 'Meat Dress' Goes to Rock Hall of Fame

Except nearly a year later, it looks like 'beef jerky'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 16, 2011 8:22 AM CDT
Lady Gaga Meat Dress: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum To Display Meat Dress
In this photo taken June 14, 2011,the dress made of meat worn by Lady Gaga at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards is shown in the museum's vault.   (Mark Duncan)

Lady Gaga made history at last year's MTV Video Music Awards when she turned butcher's cuts into high fashion. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will unveil the singer's infamous raw-meat dress to the public today. The dress—made of layers of Argentinean beef—was kept in a meat locker, placed in a vat of chemicals and then dried out by taxidermists in California before being transported to the museum. The dress took on a "dark, beef-jerky" look while dehydrating, so it was painted to look "fresh" afterwards, said a spokeswoman for the Hall of Fame.

The entire process took several months to complete. The dress is being displayed as part of the "Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power" exhibit, which runs until February 2012. (Read more Lady Gaga stories.)

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