[UPDATED] All Your Questions About Lady Gaga's Meat Dress, Answered (Plus, How To Make Your Own Meat Dress!)

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1. Was that dress made of real meat?
No. According to the UK's Telegraph, "it was in fact designed by fashion designer Franc Fernandez and was made from fabric."
Yes. According to MTV.com, designer Franc Fernandez was contacted by Lady Gaga's stylist, Nicola Formichetti. "They had already shot the picture with Terry Richardson in the meat bikini for Vogue Hommes Japan. They told me that they wanted to make a main dress [out of meat], so I did it," he said. He also said it was made of matambre, weighed about 40 lbs., and was not bloody...apparently Lady Gaga said it was very comfortable!

2. What did PETA say about it?
PETA is understandably upset; the animal-rights group said in statement: "After time spent under the TV lights, it would smell like the rotting flesh that it is and likely be crawling in maggots."

3. Why did Lady Gaga wear a meat dress?

Gaga told Ellen DeGeneres that the dress was worn in part as a statement of protest against the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy, adding, "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 own bones. And I am not a piece of meat."

4. Does Lady Gaga hate vegetarians?
When DeGeneres (who is vegan) asked about her meat suit on the cover of Vogue Japan, Gaga said, "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 said. "However, it has many interpretations." DeGeneres then presented Gaga with a bikini made out of kale and a skirt constructed of some leafy greens.

5. I, too, want to wear a meat dress for Halloween! How do I do it?
We found you a guide on the Internets, except that this one is made of real salami. 


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