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After a celebrity debuts a dress on the red carpet, the outfit usually goes right back in the closet (or back to its designer's collection). But what happens if the dress is made of meat? It's a question that nobody ever had to ask before Lady Gaga invented meat couture. Her MTV Video Music Awards dress (complete with matching steak hat and meat purse) prompted tons of speculation before the designer confirmed that, yes, it was made of actual steak. So now Gaga fans are wondering: Did the singer celebrate her VMA wins with a hat-steak dinner?
According to designer Franc Fernandez, who spoke to E! Online, the dress was not eaten -- it was preserved for posterity!
"The dress will go through a process where it becomes a sort of 'jerky' and will be archived," says the eccentric fashion designer.
So generations from now, our great-great-grandchildren will be able to go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and see Lady Gaga's meat dress in the, um, flesh. Hey, nobody said art had to be pretty!
If you're still burning with curiosity about the meat dress, here's one blogger's speculation about the different cuts of meat used. And Martha Stewart, on her Hallmark Channel debut, offered her own two cents: "I think her shoes were carved out of a frozen block of pork."
Should Lady Gaga's meat dress be preserved or thrown away? Chime in below!