Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Lady Gaga Meat Dress.

As most of us all know, Lady Gaga made the controversial decision to wear a dress made out of raw beef to the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards. The dress, commonly known as the 'meat dress' was designed by Franc Fernandez. Gaga is never one to shy away from making bold fashion statements with her choice of clothing and this dress definitely did not fail to attract attention. 

So, last year when choosing to base my art project on a Pig's Heart - out the ordinary, I know - I decided that I would aim to create and design a dress based on Gaga's meat dress. Of course I could not use real, raw meat so instead I used material and dyes in hope to create a dress similar. 

To design my dress, I took photographs of the Pig's Heart and picked out the patterns I could see visible within it. From this, I sketched them out selecting areas that I would then enlarge onto material. I then used wax and red, pink and purple dye to create colours that I could see within the meat. Once I had done this on many cuttings of material I then began to pin them together on a manikin before sewing.

This was the outcome of my inspired 'Meat Dress'...


Wednesday, 9 May 2012


As Prom season is coming up it made me think about my own Prom that I celebrated last June. It was probably one of the best nights of my life so far and it gave my friends and I the chance the dress more formal than usual which is always exciting! I searched for months prior to my Prom for a dress that I knew no one else would have. I finally found a dress in Style Clinic based in Liverpool, it was an Anoushka G dress and fitted me perfectly. 
Bag - Ted Baker, Shoes - Kurt Geiger

I opted for a long dress as although I knew the majority of my fellow classmates would, I felt it wasn't often that we got to attend such a formal event and wear the type of dresses expected.