Gaga's meat dress headed for Hall of Fame
June 14th, 2011
06:54 PM ET

Gaga's meat dress headed for Hall of Fame

How can we possibly forget Lady Gaga's meat dress? You know, the one she wore to the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards.

Whether it was flank steak or thinly sliced brisket sewn together, it was, for her, a pretty conservative outfit. Gaga has some racy costumes, and while she showed a lot of flesh in the Franc Fernandez -Nichola Formichetti designed dress, that time it wasn't her own.

The garment received a lot of press, with some praising its originality while others had a beef with it, including PETA who released this statement:

"Meat is the decomposing flesh of a tormented animal who didn't want to die, and after a few hours under the TV lights, it would smell like the rotting flesh it is and likely be crawling in maggots - not too attractive, really."

Well, apparently some thought the dress worth preserving. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland is putting the meaty piece on display as part of its Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power exhibit. The museum says the exhibit "highlights the flashpoints, the firsts, the best, the celebrated–and sometimes lesser known women–who moved rock and roll music and American culture forward."

The press will receive a dress preview Thursday morning, but the release sent out by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame begged one big question. How in the world did they preserve the dress?  I've eaten my fair share of jerky, but I can't imagine that as a viable option here and if it were, has the dress been reduced to the size of the meat bikini Gaga wore on the cover of  Vogue Hommes Japan?

Either way, let's just hope PETA's prediction didn't come true.

soundoff (65 Responses)
  1. LovelyLively

    I'm pretty sure Lady GaGa's meat dress shouldn't be allowed to be on display. But that's from a vegetarian.
    And also, Lady GaGa got her name from the Queen song, 'Radio Ga Ga'. The sad thing is that she is very talented but is copying Madonna and others too much. If she would be more original I would totally listen to her music. But, she's not. Her music is Ga Ga.

    June 20, 2011 at 2:03 am | Report abuse |
  2. izaelle

    How uncomfortable must it be to feel cold meat on you! Eww gross!!! I can barely cook dinner. I love gagas music but this is a bit ...REPULSIVE!

    June 17, 2011 at 6:56 am | Report abuse |
  3. Don JJ

    Dont under estimate Mexicans. They're crazy.

    June 16, 2011 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Freakzilla

    She so hott...i bet the meat dress was nearly cooked when she took it off!

    June 16, 2011 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  5. PurpleMonkey

    I would love to see Gaga in a meat bikini....she's hott!!

    June 16, 2011 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  6. agonyfIips

    Red meat is good for you!

    Green, Fuzzy Meat is Bad for you.

    June 16, 2011 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  7. LIZ

    If anyone would recognize Karen O from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs they would see how truly original, talented and "fashionable" she is. She's also a true ROCKER who should have her outfits on display NOT GAGA. GaGa is only in it for the money and fame. She is supposed to be a "role model" which I think in America most people don't know the true definition of the term. The dress is a waste of animal life, and food for people who actually need to eat. ACTIVIST? Yeah I don't think so GaGa. Try again.

    June 16, 2011 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Tina

    She never learned not to play with her food.

    June 16, 2011 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  9. adam hart

    1st off,lots of racist remarks people.Also, the dress isn't really neassary for her. By the way,aww the fat people want meat so much that they'll eat something lady gaga wore.

    June 16, 2011 at 1:09 am | Report abuse |
  10. Johnie boy

    She should appear in Planet of the Apes III as an example of an over-the-top human.

    June 15, 2011 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Restless48

    Sure, I listen to Lady Gaga once in a blue moon, but really? A meat dress? It drives me nuts if I listen to her music over and over again like a annoying kid who begs there parents to buy them something. And there is a reason her album has gone down the drain, not even the Lady-Gaga-obsessed people at my getto Wal-mart has bought her album. They later put it in the $5 'rejected' isle with Justin Bieber and Children's Songs.

    June 15, 2011 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Ga Peach


    June 15, 2011 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  13. oh man

    Gaga means crazy in french. And so many people are starving and this thing put meat on her??? So disrespectful. Disgusting

    June 15, 2011 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Ga Peach

    Change name to Hall of Shame!

    June 15, 2011 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  15. terry

    That dress probably stinks about now just as much as its' wearer.

    June 15, 2011 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  16. delia rodriguez

    Taco salad anyone?

    June 15, 2011 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Bribarian

    Very overrated singer. Pop culture creation that will die out in a few years.

    June 15, 2011 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  18. ray

    this is bullsh**!

    June 15, 2011 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  19. sarah

    They preserved it the same way "Body Worlds" preserves their meat.

    June 15, 2011 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Jangocat

    The rock n Roll hall of fame is a joke. Gaga is NOT a rock act and neither are Madonna and a ton of other members. Yet they have snubbed legitimate classic rock acts for decades.

    Someone should create a real Rock n Roll hall of fame because this one will basically let anyone in they think might bring a few more tourists.

    June 15, 2011 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Maxximillian

    That's not what Begging the Question means.

    June 15, 2011 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Kristi

    I'm not gonna lie... I'd love to eat that dress... raw! It would be delicious!

    June 15, 2011 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  23. ana

    Lady gaga is a true artist with or without meat dresses she makes music for all ages my 4 and 6 year old grandkids love her and so do I

    June 15, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  24. lola

    i thought it was made into beef jerky. that's what she said on David Letterman...

    June 15, 2011 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  25. blah

    I always find it amusing how Gaga's fans feel the need to bash the haters and preach about how talented Gaga is ad nauseum, expecting people to "see the light" when they can't even spell properly or write a legit sentence. Without a doubt Gaga is talented, it's just how she's using it and perpetuating it with the over the top antics and basically ripping off from what Madonna and other artists did years ago but better. Gaga knows how to write a catchy tune, and she's a steller live performer, but let's face it, she's overhyped and has far too much of an ego for somebody who writes lazy lyrics and has mediocre dance/pop music. The costumes and antics are a distraction and are more interesting than her music itself. A lot of people don't like Gaga because of it. Get over it.

    June 15, 2011 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  26. arc

    5000K years from now someone will did up the persevered dress and wounder why did 21 century man use animal meat as clothing....... animal skins would have been a better choice!!!!!!!!

    June 15, 2011 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Chucklehead

    I'll bet that old meat dress smells as nasty as her woowoo does by now.

    June 15, 2011 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Flex

    All these gaga haters saying she's talentless and a sellout and she doesn't belong in the hall of fame. This is all the same crap that was being said about Madonna when she was in her glory back in the day! I guess it's true that they forgive everything but greatness. If you like her great. If you don't, great. ........and comments about owning mexicans, means as a person you suck pok'her face!

    June 15, 2011 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • yoyo

      Ya just go back to putting makeup on n dressing drag, that comment was pointless

      June 15, 2011 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • @yoyo

      So, it's clear you didn't get an "A" in throwing shade class........limpwrist weak!

      June 15, 2011 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  29. superstar

    Has hall of fame run out of creative ideas and forgotten the meaning of rockn roll omg theregoes hollywood whata has become a meat market or a grocery store.....sad.......lady gaga is a talented artist doesnt care what the world thinks....or what stinksvery disappointed......

    June 15, 2011 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  30. what da heck

    If i get my hands on that dress id eat it!! yummmm

    June 15, 2011 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  31. brian sd

    Gaga is great to watch in concert. She's a person with really good intentions and is an icon especially for kids who need direction today. Her meat dress reflects her abilities to tell you and your attention that through her music she means business.

    June 15, 2011 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  32. manfred Eke

    meat dress? oh my ghosh.... is that possible?

    June 15, 2011 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  33. Jeff

    Weather or not you like Lady Gaga, it's not her that puts her music on the air, so don't blame her, blame your radio station that you listen too. Nuff said.

    June 15, 2011 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  34. Reel Big Fish

    The dress should be headed to the Hall of Lame – because gaga is one of the lamest sellot pop artists that there is right now destroying the air waves of terrestrial radio. Terrible irrelevant buble gum garbage music. Thank goodness for satellite radio, so I don't have to be exposed to that brain melting rubbish.

    June 15, 2011 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  35. Bucktooth

    Pretty soon people will preserving dead celebrties body fluids, etc...yes, Doo Doo..what's next? Does anyone have a life?

    June 15, 2011 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  36. @PokHerFace

    Too fat and lazy to come out from your computer to do your own gardening and landscaping?

    June 15, 2011 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  37. dennis

    Lady GaGa.....wannabe Maddonnnnnnnaa!!!!!
    The difference is GaGa is a freak name .....

    June 15, 2011 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  38. delia rodriguez

    Where's the beef? ask Lady Gaga!!

    June 15, 2011 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  39. B4REALOK

    On Letterman, Gaga claimed the dress had been made into jerky by a friend. Why is this Madonna rip-off so popular?

    June 15, 2011 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  40. Me

    The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame should just change it's name to The Music Hall of Fame since there are plenty of inductees that have absolutely nothing to do with rock and roll, and there are plenty of legendary rock and rollers that have been left out.

    June 15, 2011 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  41. fools

    The dress might have been a bright idea at the time, but having it on display for years to come is not such a bright idea...

    June 15, 2011 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
  42. ?

    Throw "it" in the smoker for hours and serve w/A1.

    June 15, 2011 at 8:11 am | Report abuse |
  43. AntiPalinAlaskan

    If it has to be on display for a long time, they better hickory smoke it or something.

    June 15, 2011 at 3:54 am | Report abuse |
  44. Bianca

    A meat dress is just gross. I mean i love lady gaga's music. But her wardrobe can be a little crazy and uncalled for. I wonder how she got the thing on.

    June 15, 2011 at 1:53 am | Report abuse |
  45. Sunshine Girl *

    I wouldnt say its worthy of the Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame. But then neither is Lady Gaga herself. What I want to see is the shape of the dress. Its got to be crawling/smelling by now. Ooooh now thats attractive.

    June 14, 2011 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  46. daquisha

    Lady GAga named should be coo coo who in the hell would where a meat dress

    June 14, 2011 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • StupidGod

      In a time when people are starving this is a slap in the face of those who cannot even afford to eat.Think of the starving children and the homeless.I also think it is disgusting to see someone wear a dead animal.Eating animals is one thing but to wear it is just sick and disrespectful to the creator.

      June 15, 2011 at 8:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Jess

      So then you own nothing leather obviously, from clothing to furniture, to car seats there's NO leather in your life... whatsoever... uh huh...

      June 15, 2011 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • kirstyloo

      While I don't like the idea of wearing meat on many levels, I don't think that starving children is one of them. The cost of this dress or most other celeb dresses is obscene...and could feed an improverished town for a week or more. I don't see a difference. It would be interesting to see someone pick an "average" dress and then donate the difference to another organization.

      June 15, 2011 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  47. x

    It's a shame that Gaga's antics and costumes overshadows her talent, and that the gimmick, ego, and display of "look at me i'm so different" doesn't really justify her mediocre pop music.

    June 14, 2011 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • UB1

      yep you right but she making money with all those antics and at least she keeping it on the stage. I dont recall ever hearing about her "weird" antics in a non entertainment related event unlike some "POP/ROCK/RAP signers who believe that they must live the lifestyles of the songs that they lip sync in order for the world to notice them. not a hater or a lover of Lady Gaga I just love capitalism go Money!!!!!!!!

      June 15, 2011 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • L:adyNonsense

      I absolutely agree with you. I am all for individuality and being different, but she is trying way too hard and it makes me not like her at all! Look at her from 2 years ago? Yea sometimes she was half naked but at least you felt a little realness. Now she just seams so fake and the music is not all that. Trying way to hard and it is not working for us folks who like real music and artists. I don't see or hear what the hype is about. Go back in that ridiculous egg and stay there until you can get yourself together because you look ridiculous. Wow she has $. I don't even get how so many people would buy that crap. $ isn't everything folks especially when you lose your soul to it!

      June 15, 2011 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  48. The Mad R@p3r

    How is gaga rock and roll related? She's a pop/dance performer.

    June 14, 2011 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Griffin

      Oh the Hall of Fame's always tended to branch out like that.

      Michael Jackson's pop (king of) but he was still inducted as were Prince, Madonna, and the BeeGees. Furthermore, it's only the dress going on display for a limited exhibition. Give it a few weeks and it'll be out of there and nobody'll remember it.

      June 14, 2011 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Griffin

      PS: And I'm not trying to put Gaga on the same level as Jackson, Madonna, and the others. Just using them as an example to show that the Hall of Fame is rather loose with the definition of "rock and roll". There's a reason Alice Cooper used to mock them.

      June 14, 2011 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • StupidGod

      Rock n Roll died long ago and now anything with a beat is considered Rock.It is a sad era indeed.

      June 15, 2011 at 8:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Me

      The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame should just change it’s name to The Music Hall of Fame since there are plenty of inductees that have absolutely nothing to do with rock and roll, and there are plenty of legendary rock and rollers that have been left out.

      June 15, 2011 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |

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