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Sunday 28 December 2014

Taxidermist saves Gaga's meat dress

Lady Gaga wears a dress made of slabs of meat
Lady Gaga wears a dress made of slabs of meat

A California taxidermist has earned a rare place in pop history.

Sergio Vigalato has preserved Lady Gaga's now-famous raw-meat dress for display in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland.

The project has prompted a swarm of media interest in the 66-year-old former Southeast Alaska charter boat skipper who is originally from Brazil.

Mr Vigalato operates American Taxidermy in Burbank, California. That is where he was contacted by the museum about preserving the dress that Lady Gaga wore at the September 2010 MTV Video Music Awards.

Mr Vigalato was unaware of the dress or the artist when reached two months after the show. However, he still agreed to the project.

The ensemble, which Lady Gaga said was a statement about equality, arrived at his shop frozen and decomposing. He restored it over the next three and a half months, and the dress went on display in June.

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