It's really hard to forget the infamous meat dress worn by Lady Gaga last year, but can she top it with another edible number?
Lady Gaga, who is scheduled to perform at India's first Forumla 1 Grand Prix on Sunday, has been asked by animal rights activist group PETA to ditch the meat for a lettuce dress.
If she agrees, we'll make her a dress entirely of lettuce and held together by pins and threads. It will be a full length gown, and we'll make sure it looks sexy, Sachin Bangera of PETA India said in a statement.
The lettuce dress would be assembled leaf by leaf, PETA said, and take up to five to six hours to complete. PETA India even offered to make the dress last throughout the evening by watering it frequently.
Someone will be on hand to spray the lettuce with water so that it doesn't wilt, Bangera said.
PETA India hopes the Mother Monster would honor India's respect for animals by sporting a vegetarian-friendly ensemble and promoting the importance of not eating meat, though Gaga has not commented on what she will don for the performance.
The request from PETA comes just over a year after since the MTV awards Lady Gaga wore the infamous meat dress made of layers of Argentinian beef to the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, angering the animal rights activists.
Wearing a dress made out of cuts of dead cows is offensive enough to bring comment, but someone should whisper in her ear that there are more people who are upset by butchery than who are impressed by it-and that means a lot of young people will not be buying her records if she keeps this stuff up, PETA said on its official blog, the PETA Files.
Lady Gaga, on the other hand, used the meat dress as a statement of activism.
If we don't stand up for what we believe in and if we don't fight for our rights, pretty soon we're going to have as much rights as the meat on our own bones, Lady Gaga explained to Ellen DeGeneres. And, I am not a piece of meat.
Ironically enough, PETA Asia made a shocking rebuttal following Gaga's debut of the meat dress by making a gown of lettuce and cabbage leaves for Chinese movie star Gao Yuanyuan. It is unclear whether or not PETA India drew inspiration from Yuanyuan's lettuce dress crafted back in June.
Since the MTV awards, where Gaga accepted the Best Video of the Year award for Bad Romance, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland brought the meat dress, created by Franc Fernandez and Nichola Formichetti, to the museum for a display titled Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion and Power.
Hall of Fame spokeswoman Margaret Thresher said, while preserving and dehydrating the dress, it took on a dark, beef-jerky look, so it was painted to look fresh.
The dress was kept in a meat locker until the treatment was ready to begin. It was then placed in a vat of chemicals and, while still pliable, was put on a body form and allowed to dry, the Hall of Fame said in a statement.