Lady G and her Fashion Forward Ways
Lady Gaga’s meat dress at the MTV Video Music Awards was definitely a big talking point for many reasons. It generated a lot of controversy, with equal amounts of praise and criticism. While many have jokingly called her dress the best meatloaf recipe ever, still others were furious with this use of animal meat. While there are many ways of analyzing this fashion statement of hers, here is a look at a couple different viewpoints:
In many ways, this was Lady Gaga’s way of saying, ‘Hey, you know what? I’m too cool for fashion’. Through this, she lets the entertainment industry know that in spite of the fact that she is accepting the award, it is nothing but a frivolous thing for her. In a way, she wore a red dress to a red carpet event. So Lady Gaga manages to keep with fashion trends while giving it a completely new dimension. Of course, she is a very fashion savvy lady and there is no doubt about the fact that this was done with a great deal of thinking and analyzing.
Artistic Look at the Temporary Nature of Life:
Some people feel that it is a look at the artistic tradition of observing the fleeting nature of life from an outsider’s perspective. The Canadian artist Jana Sterbak did come up with a flesh dress made of meat and this could be a reference to her. Sterbak’s work was a sculpture that showed that decay and ageing is a natural part of life. Especially since meat that has been kept out tends to go bad, we can see this process happen right before our eyes. And animal meat is used at it hits home harder than vegetables or fruits.
The whole meat dress idea could be a strong feminist message from Lady Gaga. After all she is a strong lady that is respected all over the world. Chauvinistic attitudes in today’ society tend to look at women as pieces of meat that are to be consumed. And at the awards, Lady Gaga did specifically say that standing up for your rights is necessary or else you will end up like meat. Many feminists do agree with this view and have applauded her fashion sense in this regard.
The Attitude of Society towards Meat:
Most people would feel quite horrified at the thought of an animal being killed and cut open. But this is what happens everyday in the meat and fashion industry where animals are put to death in large numbers. But consumers do not want to look at this gory and bloody side of things. We just want to see the perfectly presented hamburger or leather shoes that don’t remind us of the animal’s pain. This is a highly hypocritical view that most people in society seem to have. The meat dress could even be a commentary on this.
Does Not Mean Anything at All:
Lady Gaga has been famous for a long time now for her bold and unconventional wardrobe ideas. This has definitely helped her career by bringing in publicity. So it could all just be an attention-grabbing stunt that has succeeded wonderfully. A meat dress definitely sells more than an easy meatloaf recipe.Read More