Where's the beef? Lady Gaga goes raw in new photo spread

Vogue-Lady-gaga-MeatSomebody had to keep all those Muppets, lobsters, and sparkly armadillos company. And now Gaga’s closet menagerie has a new edition: Little Monsters, meet the meat bikini.

Vogue Hommes Japan—in the same issue which featured the Lady’s alleged male alter ego, Jo Calderone—trades in the cover-photo drag for dead cow in a Terry Richardson spread that, not surprisingly, has already upset at least one animal-rights group.

I’m more disappointed that Richardson is jacking wardrobe ideas from America’s Next Top Model, circa Cycle 10. Then again, Tyra and the Jays were hardly the first Mensa minds to explore the abattoir-couture concept. And everything Gaga touches does seem to be made new, at least temporarily, by the sheer reflective glow of her outsized celebrity.

But is it art, or just bad barbecue? And are there still new places for Gaga to go, fashion-wise, or has she finally hit a sartorial wall? Tell us, readers, in the comments below.

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  • Karate Pants

    (barf)

  • Drew

    I find it sort of funny that in an interview (i think with Elle, although i could be wrong) she said that she fought with her label about her Fame Monster album cover cuz they thought it should be sexier and she said ‘the last thing the world needs is another blonde pop star pushing her boobs together’…. and yet everywhere i turn she’s naked. Hmm….

  • Brit

    One, the whole wearing-meat-for-the-sake-of-art thing is old. It was already done on a season of America’s Next Top Model. I don’t think Lady Gaga is provocative anymore. Honestly, the most provocative thing the woman can do at this point is walking down the street in some Rainbow sandals, jeans, a white t-shirt, and a bra.

  • ashley

    I’m a bit baffled by the hate, she looks great. Unoriginal concept, though. I liked her alter ego cover better. Oh, well! She’s still gorgeous. Love her <3

  • Trixie

    I thought the “she is a man” rumor was dead–why is she still so desperate to show us her beef curtains?

    • Karate Pants

      Very good. :)

    • *applause*

  • Brian

    Fantastic. Considering how abstract she usually is, this cover’s commentary on fur and how the public sees/intracts with celebrities is pretty straightforward.

  • Stickittotheman

    Isn’t she always nearly naked on magazine cover shots? Looking forward to the day when a creative cover shot featuring a female artist does not automatically require nudity.

  • darclyte

    Bu-bu-bu-butter face, bu-bu-butter face
    (Mum mum mum mah)
    Bu-bu-bu-butter face, bu-bu-butter face
    (Mum mum mum mah)

  • Kate

    There was a parody done of her Bad Romance video (Key of Awesome) where they had the actress playing her dressed in the same thing (sorta). I knew it would probably not be long until she actually did it herself.

    The thing is- you’re right. It’s nothing new, but unfortunately, thanks to her fans who seem to be blind to any culture or history than that of their beloved “Mother Monster” (and “the sheer reflective glow of her outsized celebrity.”), they are going to gobble it up as another one of her bizarre, original fashion statements. It ain’t. Honestly, I think it looks kind of trashy… but whatever.

  • Nofananymore

    As Brit pointed out, Tyra Banks had her girls on ANTM do a photo shoot wearing raw meat as clothes. So, this is nothing new or original, like Gaga.

  • Nick

    I feel that a long as lady gaga can write music, she will be able to think of new and inventive pieces of clothing. After all, she lives, breathes, and sleeps her work. She has worked extremely hard these past few years, and has continually impressed us with creative costumes and wigs. Art is infinite, and although it may seem like no place for lady gaga to go with her fashion, I’m certain she will surprise us again and again:)

    • RyRyNYC

      You sound like an “aborted” Monster… do you not realize that this is not surprising nor artistic (I mean I love me some ANTM and Tyra, but when your ripping off Tyra, you know you need a break.)

  • Jeff

    This is stupid. Flaunting to the world that Americans waste food. Way to make people hate us even more.

  • Lasey

    Doesn’t do anything for me. I want to see her in Nazi outfits – that might be done before too but it’s hot.

  • rustee

    are you high? she is not even close to done. give it time and chill the hell out. it will be better and bigger than your worst lame-ass nightmare. whoever wrote this article is a lame-ass. haha

  • Gabriel Musheyev

    I feel disturbed for her psychotic need to be scandalous.This is beyond entertainment. It is sick. She is a great distraction for our youth from what is really important.

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