Dubbed "the meat dress," Lady Gaga's provocative ensemble from the 2010 MTV VMAs went down in history almost instantaneously, sparking public discussion over how, exactly, one wears an outfit made of raw meat. Now, in a new exhibit opening today (May 13) at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, fans will have the opportunity to see the Mother Monster's meat dress up close and personal.
"They had to dry out the meat… it was an ongoing process," Jim Henke, Vice President of Exhibitions and Chief Curator at the Rock Hall, tells Billboard.com in regards to the "meat dress," which is currently in transit to the museum. (No promise its smell will be pleasant.)
The Franc Fernandez-designed raw ensemble will not arrive in time for opening of the exhibit, titled "Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power." But even for pop music fans, there's no shortage of exclusive artifacts to pour over -- including more Gaga goodies. "We have the upright piano she [Gaga] learned to play on when she was really little, and her parents actually sent pictures of her as a little girl, doing handstands on the keyboard," Henke says.