I wasn’t a big fan of Lady Gaga’s meat dress when I thought it was plastic, but now the designer is talking about how it’s made of real, actual meat!
Can we get a big ewww?
Franc Fernandez, the meat dress designer, tells MTV that Lady Gaga’s VMAs outfit was “indeed real meat from my family butcher.”
You can check out pictures of the dress while it’s on a mannequin over at MTV – Fernandez explains it is made of a “matambre” steak from Argentina. The Daily News reports that a butcher said lack of refrigeration and the lights at the VMAs would cause it to be “stinking bad. She’s in the lights: It’s cooking.”
E! News reports that Dr. Shawki Ibrahim, chief scientific advisor for Grow Green Industries says “the dress definitely puts her at an E.coli risk if she had a cut on her skin, but otherwise it’s just the stink factor.”
Thankfully, we have Jimmy Kimmel to rip on the meat dress… watch the video clip below, where Kimmel notes Gaga “came wearing meat and left wearing jerky.”
What kind of message is Lady Gaga’s meat dress sending to kids? I’ve already talked with my daughter about Gaga’s fashion choice, and thankfully, she thinks it’s pretty stupid, but she did ask, “why?’
Since she’s young, I’m not going to go into the statement Gaga was making (really, I don’t understand it!), but we talked about how Lady Gaga is a performer and she likes to get a lot of attention. And it worked, too, with people still talking about Gaga’s meat dress, it definitely kept Lady G at the top of the conversation, whether you love it or hate it.
What do you say to your kids about Lady Gaga’s dress?
If you’re still amazed/grossed out by it, check out these 5 facts about Lady Gaga’s dress!