Lady Gaga's 'Edge of Glory' music video, relives the splendor and stunning archived fashion designs of the late Gianni Versace. Miss Gaga's notorious 'meat dress' will also be showcased in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame museum.
Lady Gaga released her newest music video 'Edge of Glory' and much to everyone's bewilderment, was seemingly muted in comparison to her previous, outrageous and animated videos. However, what screamed loudly to her audiences, were not only her vocals, but her choice of outfit: an archived design of Gianni Versace.
Throughout the video, Miss Gaga takes her viewers to the edge of apartment building windows, serenades a saxophone player (Clarence Clemons of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band) and a stroll through a dreary and misty night in New York City wearing only Vintage Versace.
Gaga's main ensemble was a black strappy and gold-studded corset-like top and shorts, adorned with the famous Medusa-head logo, black boots with gold embellishments and arm-length black gloves with gold studs. (In brief moments, Lady Gaga can also be seen wearing a black and gold silk blouse.)
This brilliant and magnificent outfit marks the first time the label had opened up their archives since the death of Gianni Versace in 1997, with exceptional reason in a statement made by the late designer's sister and designer herself Donatella Versace:
I am greatly honored that Lady Gaga chose to wear a Versace Vintage look throughout her 'Edge of Glory' video. I am a great fan of hers and I believe that my brother Gianni would have appreciated her talent. Like him, Lady Gaga is unafraid to push boundaries and she has created an original vocabulary by merging fashion, music, theatre and art. For me, this video represents a wonderful tribute to anyone who is unafraid to take chances.
Versace's public relations also states and describes Donatella and Lady Gaga as true fans of each other.
And for all Lady Gaga fans and admirers who cannot get enough of her eccentric and extravagant attires, Miss Gaga's famous 'meat dress,' worn by the singer at the MTV Video Music Awards, is on display at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum. The dress will be in the 'Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power' exhibit.
According to MTV.com, to preserve this decaying-carcass ensemble, it was sent to a taxidermist, transferred to a meat locker, and treated with chemicals. The dress was created by designer Franc Fernandez and styled by Nicola Formichetti.