Lady Gaga's meat dress in Rock Hall display

Lady Gaga, wearing the infamous meat dress at the MTV Video Music Awards. MTV

Lady Gaga, wearing the infamous meat dress at the MTV Video Music Awards.
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CLEVELAND (CBS/AP) Lady Gaga's famous meat dress - treated by a California taxidermist - has joined the displays at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, hall spokeswoman Margaret Thresher said Thursday.

The dress is being displayed as part of the "Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power'' exhibit, which runs until February 2012.

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The outfit, made of raw Argentinian beef, made history at last year's MTV Video Music Awards as the inventive songstress turned butcher's cuts into high fashion.

Thresher said the dress was kept in a meat locker, placed in a vat of chemicals and then dried out by taxidermists in California before being transported to the museum. Thresher said the dress took on a "dark, beef-jerky'' look while dehydrating, so it was painted to look like fresh meat afterwards. The entire process took several months to complete.

Gaga later explained that the dress was meant to say: "I am not a piece of meat." Unless you fight for your rights, she said, you risk ending up like a slab of meat.

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