We get it: Lady Gaga is avant garde. But despite her best efforts, the meat dress she wore to the 2010 VMAs wasn't.

In case you didn't know, it was a statement meant to tell the world she was not a piece of meat to be devoured by the critics of pop culture.

But ugh. There had to be a better way of saying that than wearing dead flesh. A pack of wild, hungry dogs would appreciate this dress. Couture fans did not.

Today, it's the most iconic beef jerky ever.