Meat Dresses Debut At New York Fashion Week!

Jeremy Scott’s meat dress at his spring 2011 runway show.
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It doesn’t look like the meat dress trend is dying down any time soon. People have yet to stop talking about the one Lady Gaga wore to this year’s Video Music Awards, a design created by Franc Fernandez (learn more about the dress here). And then yesterday, Jeremy Scott — a mega-popular designer among artists such as Robyn, Solange Knowles, and The Wonder Girls, as well as Kanye West and Kelly Osbourne, who sat in the front row together — showed not one, but TWO, meat dress outfits for his spring 2011 New York-inspired collection. The first dress had a scoop neckline and three-quarter-length sleeves, and it looked like Jeremy Scott designed it by stringing together a bunch of prosciutto slices. The second look had a prosciutto bikini top and high-waisted skirt. How yummy! However, not seriously yummy. Because unlike Lady Gaga’s dress, Jeremy Scott’s pieces were actually inedible!

+ Which dress do you like better — Lady Gaga’s REAL meat dress or Jeremy Scott’s inedible version? Would you wear clothes that look like meat?

Lady Gaga at the VMAs and Jeremy Scott’s meat dress.
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Vice magazine caught up with the designer about his meat dress. Here’s what they found out:

Jeremy Scott on meat as a wardrobe choice:
“I’ve been planning this for a while, but it seems like I’ve suddenly stumbled into a trend at the same time.”

Jeremy Scott on seeing Lady Gaga’s meat dress:
“Of course I saw it! I loved it. Her incarnation of it was great. I mean, obviously hers is real, and mine’s latex. Hers is more of a barbarian style; mine’s a little bit more of a chic Marilyn Monroe style.”