Lady Gaga shocked fans with her 2010 MTV Video Music Awards meat dress, but her infamous beef frock isn’t going to spoil, get cooked, or be tossed out.
Designer Franc Fernandez, who created the dress, told Access Hollywood that the dress is headed to storage… after is dries out.
“The dress will go through a process where it becomes a sort of ‘jerky’ and will be archived,” the designer told Access on Thursday. E! Online was the first to report the preservationist news.
As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com, following her big VMA win, Gaga explained the meaning behind her headline-making dress.
“Well, it is certainly no disrespect to anyone that is vegan or vegetarian. As you know, I am the most judgment free human being on the earth,” she told Ellen DeGeneres on the Season 8 premiere of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” “However, it has many interpretations but for me, this evening, if we don’t stand up for what we believe in and if we don’t fight for our rights, pretty soon we’re going to have as much rights as the meat on our bones. And, I am not a piece of meat.”
The following day, PETA President Ingrid Newkirk released a statement condemning her use of animal meat as fashion.
“In her line of business, Lady Gaga has a hard time being ‘over the top,’ and wearing a dress made from cuts of dead cows is offensive enough to bring comment, but someone should whisper in her ear that there are more people upset by butchery than impressed by it—and that means a lot of young people will not be buying her records if she keeps it up,” Newkirk said in a statement to Access. “Meat is the decomposing flesh of an abused animal who didn’t want to die, and after time spent under the TV lights, it would smell like the rotting flesh that it is and likely be crawling in maggots — not too attractive, really.”
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