Following the September cover of Japanese Men’s Vogue on which she wore a romper made entirely of beef, Lady Gaga as one of her three ensembles two nights ago at the MTV Video Music Awards sported this raw meat gown.
An interesting choice after Camille Paglia so recently called her out for, of all things, being artificial and UNSEXY. (While I’m not too into GaGa myself, I do respect the spectacle. She is all of the things that Paglia accuses her of being. But, isn’t that the whole point? She is artificial. She is overtly sexual to the point of asexuality–have you ever seen ANY porno? That’s not sex either. Her music is empty just like her face. Everything she produces is merely the re-manufacturing of what came before her. All of these things are perfectly fitting for “the first major star of the digital age.” It’s all we know. All right over the author’s head.)
What are pop stars, what are women in the public eye but pieces of meat? What is mainstream music but filthy consumption? Brilliant commentary through fashion, in my humble opinion.
And, shit. Those wedges are badass.