Lady Gaga’s meat dress goes on display at new exhibition
Lady Gaga’s meat dress and other iconic outfits have gone on display at a Haus of Gaga Las Vegas exhibition.
The Haus of Gaga exhibition at the Park MGM launched today to coincide with the pop star’s Vegas residency which is expected to run through to November this year. The residency consists of two shows, the main Enigma pop show along with its sister Jazz + Piano performance.
The exhibition, meanwhile, showcases around 40 of the musician’s outfits including the infamous meat dress which Nicole Formichetti, the creative head of Haus of Gaga, says has been dried and preserved since it debuted at the 2010 MTV Music Video Awards.
Other outfits on display at the exhibition include a custom Versace bodysuit worn for the 2017 Superbowl half-time performance, a bright blue telephone headpiece worn for the Telephone music video, a t-shirt worn by Gaga for her role in A Star Is Born as well as outfits used on the star’s world tours.
Gaga’s exhibition is free of charge but customers are encouraged to donate towards Lady Gaga and her mother’s Born This Way charity which aims to inspire youth and build better communities. In addition to the outfits, a line of exclusive merchandise will launch at the exhibition which is located at Park MGM, one of the most prominent venues for residencies and gambling.
Vegas gone Gaga
In a statement, MGM Resorts praised the exhibition and shared excitement for collaborating with the musician, saying: “Lady Gaga has truly become part of the MGM Resorts family and we are honoured she chose Park MGM as a home for the first-ever Haus of Gaga experience. Her fans from around the world will have one more ‘only in Las Vegas’ reason to come to visit.”
Fun fact: Park MGM is one of the many gaming hubs in Las Vegas, Nevada. The state legalised risky games back in the 1930s and only a few years ago passed new legislation that allows online gaming too. Other US states have yet to follow Nevada and places such as Europe and the UK. Like Nevada, users in the UK and several European countries can gamble real money on online casino games including online slots, poker and table games.
The exhibition is expected to draw in thousands of Gaga fans and will be open for the duration of Gaga’s residency. Formichetti, who curates the exhibition and has helped style the singer since the beginning of her career, couldn’t help but feel emotional over the exhibition. “It brings back a lot of memories, a lot of emotions,” he said. “We have some crazy ideas, and we have never done anything like this before. We love evolving, we love keeping things very unexpected. It’s all about her incredible performances. Everything we have is related to that.”
He added: “It’s crazy, we’ve never done anything like this before. Las Vegas is very Gaga at the moment.”
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