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This Day In Pop: Lady Gaga's Iconic Meat Dress turns 10 Years Old

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10 Years ago, today on the VMAs 2010, Lady Gaga was wearing one of her most iconic outfits ever.

Created by designer Franc Fernandez and featuring a cowl neckline, a slashed-to-thigh hem and matching beef clutch bag, the “meat dress”, as it quickly became known, was an overnight sensation. 
Hailed as the biggest fashion moment of the year, Gaga’s meat dress was nothing short of a sartorial phenomenon, and a decade later, it’s impact on red carpet dressing is still being felt.

When Gaga stepped onto the VMA’s stage cloaked in flank, it wasn’t purely for scandalous effect. It was a political move. A public advocate for LGBTQ+ rights, the dress was the precursor to “The Prime Rib of America” speech she gave ten days later in Maine, lobbying against the United States military’s “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy, an act that prohibited homosexual and bisexual service people from disclosing their ****** orientation.


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1 hour ago, Towelney said:

I remember seeing this when it first aired :fakecry:

Iconic :shaking_shake_gold_yellow:

The first time I saw it I didn’t even know about Gaga and I was like “Why is this strange lady having meat over her body” :hype_britney_glory_jkl_jimmy_kimmel_live_laugh_lol_haha_hype_excited_pumped_lmao_cackle:

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We hate ellen, but I'm glad she called her out on this one wearing meat in front of a vegan, Ellen had to keep her cool. 


But Hollywood did mock this outfit. 


Mom's Allison janney went to Ellen in an outfit made out of a vegan 🍰, Grey's anatomy main actress went to a late night show in a dress made out of sushi. 


I think that was where the beginning of Hollywood rejecting the weird girl happened when Gaga wore the meat dress. Hollywood was like okay we'll play her game but We will make it a mockery. 

I'm the hunter, you're the fox 🦊.

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14 hours ago, IIOnly PopII said:

Truly an iconic moment in Pop culture :kylie:

Not only did this red carpet outfit DEFINE the 2010s MTV VMA culture, but is a staple outfit that defines the Red Carpet of the Vmas!
Truly iconic

Let’s Be honest, this is the only thing people remember from the VMAs 2010 :jj:

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