Flashing the flesh... Lady Gaga's meat dress goes on display

One thing that nobody can deny about Stefani Germanotto (better known as music phenomenon Lady Gaga) is that she's full of surprises - perhaps none bigger than the revelation that she's a big fan of BBC show The Antiques Roadshow.

However, her most famous and controversial surprise came at the VMA awards in Los Angeles nearly a year ago. Ms Gaga scooped a hatful of awards, but is remembered from the event almost exclusively for her dress, which was made out of meat.

We've noted before that the popstar's dresses make unique and highly collectible pieces, and wondered whether or not they would make valuable assets in times to come. However, we speculated that the meat dress would be binned before the flies set in.

Well it seems we were wrong. Taxidermist Sergio Vigalato has preserved Lady Gaga's now-famous raw-meat dress for display in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland.

The museum is used to meaty subjects from the world of pop and rock music, displaying the two enormous metal head sculptures displayed on Pink Floyd's iconic album cover The Division Bell.

It does seem that interest in the Lady continues unabated - and that certainly includes the field of collectibles. Just last month, a piano used and signed by the star went under a virtual hammer at Charitybuzz with a $60,000 estimate.

The final price was not released, but bidders were rapidly closing on the ambitious listing in the final days before the auction closed.


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