When Grazia Daily was young, we would while away our days crafting outfits from our favourite toys from newspaper and Granny’s scarves. But that was way back in the 1980’s, in a time BG (Before Gaga) when a ‘meat dress’ was still a relish you put on your burger.
Fast forward two decades, and Anna Chong, a 23 year old designer from the London College of Fashion has revealed her latest collection, a collection of fierce fashion-forward pieces aimed specifically at dolls. In short, a miniature collection of Lady Gaga’s finest fashion moments.
Created for Harumika mini mannequins, (teeny tiny dressmakers dolls for kids, launching in the UK tomorrow at the London Toy Fair) the collection comprises nine of La Gaga’s best-known outfits, including the iconic rubber dress and lobster hat she wore in London after the final night of her 'Monster’s Ball' tour, the American flag two-piece from the video for 'Telephone' and the bonkers bubble dress from the cover of Rolling Stone. BUT, most brilliantly loon-based of all, is a pint sized version of Gaga’s now-infamous meat dress.
According to the accompanying release, the meat dress took Anna ‘two weeks to create as she tested numerous outfits made from salami, honey roasted ham and raw beef strips before settling on a number made using the finest quality Parma ham.’ (Two weeks? Two WEEKS?) The result, however, is a pretty impressive - if ever-so-slightly pallid - recreation of the dress Lady G wore to last year’s VMA’s.
Chong’s collection of Gaga dresses go on display from tomorrow at the London Toy Fair, and for those of you feeling creative, you can check out a ‘how to’ tutorial by clicking ici.
- Alex Butt