Lady Gaga’s Vogue Mag Meat Dress: Provenance Please!

The Lady and her lovely meat dress.

We do love it when trashy celebrity gossip — meaning today’s piece on Lady Gaga dressed only protein on the cover of Vogue Hommes Japan courtesy the Daily News — falls into our laps here in the food world.

(Their headline: In the Flesh.) This is one of the few times — she wore one to Sunday’s MTV Music Video awards too! — where we don’t have to pretend to feign disinterest. More details please! And we’re not talking about the uproar from PETA: We mean about the meat.

Can one of our mainstream media colleagues track down where photog Terry Richardson sourced these strung-together slabs? One can dream that perhaps these red beauties were the handiwork of Pat LaFrieda, the famous meatpacking butcher food writer Josh Ozersky profiled for us last year. Or even better, can one of our butcher friends tell us the type and cut? They look a little red to be Kobe beef, even though this is Vogue Japan. Personally, we’d give the Lady even more kudos if she’d worn nothing but a Man Steak from the Meat Hook over in Williamsburg. Say, we’ve just gotten an idea for the next cover of Edible Brooklyn

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Rachel Wharton is the former deputy editor of Edible Brooklyn and Edible Manhattan. She won a 2010 James Beard food journalism award, holds a master’s degree in Food Studies from New York University, and has more than 15 years of experience as a writer, editor and reporter. A North Carolina native and a former features food reporter for the New York Daily News, she edited the Edible Brooklyn cookbook and was the co-author of both Handheld Pies and DiPalo's Guide to the Essential Foods of Italy. Her work also appears in publications such as The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and Saveur.