Buzz around Lady Gaga's meat dress was probably deserved (because that ish is disgusting), but she definitely wasn't the first to wear a flesh frock. According to Ripley's Believe It Or Not's new book, Enter If You Dare!, that honor belongs more to Jia Jem from Chicago, Illinois, who fashioned a dress with salami ("because it's thin") and bacon ("because it looks meaty") to wear to a friend's party. Other highlights from the book include a French designer making a headdress out of rat carcasses, a Romanian woman making an entire wardrobe from her own hair, and a Tunisian man who created a pair of pants with a 22-story tall waistband. So, there you go. Lady Gaga's in good company.
Image: Author's own interpretation of Jia's dress. Obviously.