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Beef Jerky Dress


Is it possible to preserve a dress made out of 35 pounds of meat? Yes it is. When the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame decided to display Lady Gaga’s flank steak dress from the MTV Video Music Awards they contacted Burbank taxidermist Sergio Vigilato. He cleaned the dress, which had been kept frozen after the award show, and cured it, glued it to a mannequin to keep the shape,┬áthen dyed it to resemble its original color. The beef had come from Palermo Deli in Granada Hills, priced at $3.99 a pound. Vigilato’s preservation bill came to $6,000, including the meat shoes tied with butcher twine.

Written by ltao

July 17th, 2011 at 10:43 pm

Posted in craft