In conjunction with the release of her ARTPOP album, Lady Gaga opened an ARTPOP pop-up shop in New York City, which MTV was lucky enough to peep privately. *hair flip* The shop is in the former Alexander McQueen store space, which as our tour guide Melissa Notaro (art director, BMF Media) describes it, "has something very Gaga-esque about it." While none of Gaga's legendary McQueen pieces seem to be on display in the shop (think her 10-inch armadillo heels, her 2009 VMA red lace face mask), there are a ton of other immediately recognizable pieces.
Lady Gaga's hand bra on display and in her 'Applause' video.
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The leather hand bra and matching gloves from the "Applause" video are there, as well as a leather hand necklace. The Jean-Charles de Castelbajac Kermit the Frog dress is also there, as is a permutation of her 2010 VMA meat dress reimagined for her Born This Way Ball tour wardrobe, which seems to have inspired people to come into the shop with their own meat dresses. Uhh? How do they fashion these bad boys? What cuts of meat do they use? Are they freshly made? Sewing (or gluing? IDK!!) meat together seems like something that should be left up to Gaga's team and not teenagers in NY, IMHO. I don't want to brush shoulders with a meat dress on the subway.
Lady Gaga's airbrushed leather jacket on display and in 'Gagavision 44.'
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The airbrushed leather jacket from Gaga's Born This Way album promo and album art, as well as her Gagavision videos from the same time is on display. Little Monsters, maybe recreate this look rather than handling raw meat? This one will keep you warm, too!
There are other looks and accessories, including the blue leotard from her "Poker Face" video and jewel-encrusted swine mask from earlier this fall. Her ARTPOP record as well as other Gaga merch is being sold, so if you're a Little Monster within a reasonable distance, you better head down to the shop! Wearing a meat dress is totally optional, and strongly advised against (by me only).