YUP! The meat dress was real and it was designed by a designer by the name of Franc Fernadez….The designer, Franc Fernandez, told MTV Style that the dress was made with meat from the local family butcher. What I want to know is “are the diamonds real?” Lady Gaga was dripping in diamonds. I wonder if her handlers cooked the meat after the VMAS? Lady Gaga’s stylist Nicola Formichetti styled her look for the evening. Cher, who presented the prizes, wrote on her Twitter account : The way it was cut & fitted to her body was AMAZING ! Meat purse was genius ! As Art piece it was astonishing ! No moral Judgement ! as genius ! Back in the day it woulda been called ” A Happening !” She added: “modern art elicits discussion, introspection & conflict! Everyone’s talking about it! BINGO!”
A statement from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals said that “wearing a dress made from cuts of dead cows is offensive enough to bring comment, but someone should whisper in her eat that more people are upset by butchery than are impressed by it.”
Lady Gaga told chat show host Ellen DeGeneres, who had presented her with a “veggie bikini” on air, she meant no disrespect to anyone that is vegan or vegetarian, and called herself “the most judgment free human being on the earth.”
“However, it has many interpretations. 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 own bones. And, I am not a piece of meat.”
On a sidenote: Who can forget when Peta had models with fake blood and plastic wrap lying in the streets of New York to convey a message about eating meat? Lady Gaga feels that she has the right to wear a meat dress to stand up for her rights as well!
Peter Cacioppo, butcher at Ottomanelli Brothers on the upper East Side, said: “There are no expensive cuts here, no real steaks. The best you’ve got is the flank steak on top of her head.” “Her bodice looks like the outside of the rib. Over the shoulder looks like it does come from the shoulder.”
“There are no expensive cuts here, no real steaks. The best you’ve got is the flank steak on top of her head,” he added. “It ain’t refrigerated. It’s probably stinking bad. She’s in the lights: It’s cooking.”
- The meat came from a local family butcher in Los Angeles.
- Gaga said it had a sweet smell.
“There are no expensive cuts here, no real steaks,” he said. “The best you’ve got is the flank steak on top of her head.”
“It’s the cheaper end cuts – not including her. You got about $100 of meat there,” said Mark Cacioppo, 30, of Queens.
- Franc Fernandez, the designer, said: “It’s actually very clean meat, very sturdy and strong and doesnt run at all. It’s the meat you use to make a roast, where you roll it in a tortilla and put it in the oven.”
- Designer Franc Fernandez. Fernandez — who has worked with Gaga in the past — says it took him two days to stitch the dress out of flank steak – what they call “matambre” in his native Argentina.
- The meat dries out, rather than rotting. It becomes jerky.
- No preservatives were added.
- Gaga said it had a sweet smell.
- Gaga said it was the most comfortable dress she wore all night.
- 11.4 million viewers tuned into watch the VMAs, according to the Nielsen Co. The best showing for the Video Music Awards since 2002.
- Gaga stands by her statement: “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,” Gaga told Ellen DeGeneres Sunday night after the VMAs. “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.”
- Read it here: Everything You Wanted To Know About Lady Gaga’s Meat Dress: Interview With Franc Fernandez.