Want to get up close and personal with Gaga‘s infamous meat dress? You can, starting today. It goes on display at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland as part of the “Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power” exhibit, and it will be there through February 2012.
In case you’re thinking, “Ew, rotten meat,” fear not. The dress, made up of actual slices of Argentinian beef, has been preserved and should be relatively inoffensive. Well, maybe not aesthetically inoffensive, but at least it won’t be rotten.
The AP reports that the dress was stored in a meat locker, submerged in a vat of chemicals, and then dried by taxidermists in California before being shipped to Ohio. A Hall of Fame spokesperson admitted that the dress took on a dark beef jerky look after the preservation treatments, so they painted it to look like fresh meat.
In case you’ve forgotten the social statement Gaga was trying to make with the dress, she told Ellen DeGeneres she was supporting the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” because, “Equality is the prime rib of America.”