Lady Gaga revisited some of her most iconic outfits from over the years — including the infamous meat dress she wore at the 2010 VMAs — for a new voting PSA she shared on social media Friday.
“We’re almost there, we need to talk,” the 34-year-old pop superstar began the video, clad in a spiky silver costume and yellow wig from her 2009-2011 Monster Ball Tour.
After congratulated Little Monsters who have already cast their ballots, Lady Gaga reappeared in the blue cutout bodysuit and blunt-cut blond bangs from 2009’s “Poker Face” video, followed by the crystal-covered bodysuit, boots and eye mask from her 2017 Super Bowl performance.
“If you want this country to be different than it is right now, you have got to participate in this election,” Lady Gaga told her fans. “I’m telling you no matter how you feel, your future is still in your hands with this vote.”
Other style highlights from the clip include Lady Gaga’s pink “Joanne” cowboy hat paired with a bedazzled bra and cutoffs, the curly black wig from her “Cheek to Cheek era,” a pink feather mask straight out of “Stupid Love” — and, of course, the aforementioned beef frock.
“I’ve never been shy to make my voice heard. I’ve said a lot of things in a lot of different ways, wearing a lot of different outfits, makeup, hats, dresses made out of meat,” Lady Gaga said. “Jumping off of stadiums, screaming on stage. I may have seemed to shift and change, but one thing that has never changed is my voice. And what I believe.”
Concluded Lady Gaga, “My voice will be heard this election. Will yours?”
Lady Gaga's meat dress
At the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, American singer Lady Gaga wore an infamous dress made of raw beef, which was commonly referred to by the media as the meat dress. Designed by Franc Fernandez and styled by Nicola Formichetti, the dress was condemned by animal rights groups, and named by Time as the top fashion statement of 2010.
The press speculated on the originality of the meat dress idea, with comparisons made to similar images found in contemporary art and popular culture. As with her other dresses, it was archived, but went on display in 2011 at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame after being preserved by taxidermists as a type of jerky. Lady Gaga explained following the awards ceremony that the dress was a statement about one's need to fight for what one believes in, and highlighted her distaste for the US military's don't-ask-don't-tell policy.