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Vegan chef and curator of PBN Food Zacchary Bird has recreated Lady Gaga’s infamous meat dressing using plant-based alternatives.

On a recent Instagram post, Bird posted pictures modeling the home-made outfit he created and live-streamed the entire process on Facebook.

‘It’s fully edible’

In a statement sent to Plant Based News, Bird said: “As a plant-based meat and recipe developer, I wanted to showcase how you can make absolutely anything cruelty-free by recreating Lady Gaga’s iconic meat dress entirely out of vegan meat.

“The dress is made out of rice paper ‘bacon’, with a handbag using sausage links as the strap, plus meat shoes and a deli slice headpiece.

“It’s fully edible, fairly wearable, and a fun way to demonstrate how far vegan alternatives have come and how there’s a vegan version for everything with a can-do attitude.”

Meat dress

Back in 2010, celebrity singer Lady Gaga caused a storm amongst animal-rights activists after she donned a dress made from raw beef to the MTV Video Music Awards.

According to Billboard, the star claimed the outfit was ‘certainly no disrespect to anyone that’s vegan or vegetarian’ and was in protest to the military’s ‘don’t ask don’t tell’ policy.

“As you know, I’m the most judgment-free human being on Earth. It has many interpretations, but for me this evening [it means], ‘If we don’t stand up for what we believe in, if we don’t fight for our rights, pretty soon we’re going to have as much rights as the meat on our bones’,” Gaga told TV presenter Ellen DeGeneres.

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Liam Gilliver

Liam is the Deputy Editor and Social Media Coordinator for Plant Based News. He has written for a number of top publications including Gay Times, Attitude Magazine, Oh Comely, and The Huffington Post - and is the author of 'We're Worried About Him'.