Who, Aside From Time, Thinks Lady Gaga’s Meat Dress Was the No. 1 Fashion Statement of the Year?

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This year was full of memorable fashion moments. A transgender model starred in a Givenchy campaign; plus-size model Crystal Renn walked in a Chanel show; Beyoncé modeled for Tom Ford's first namesake womenswear show; beautiful tributes to the late Alexander McQueen were staged, while his legacy strode beautifully on the runway; Harvard scholars found Michelle Obama's effect on the stock markets to be worth $2.8 billion; Miranda Kerr walked Balenciaga pregnant; Halle Berry was the first black woman to appear on a September issue of Vogue since 1989; Daphne Guinness bought Isabella Blow's entire wardrobe; Kate Middleton started crazes for sapphire engagement rings and a couple of generic dresses — and we could go on! But of all the amazing and wonderful things that made a statement in the fashion industry this year, Time magazine has decided that Lady Gaga's meat dress — of all the crazy and beautiful things she's worn! — is the most significant of them all. You know Tyra Banks is seething over this, since the time she put her girls in meat bikinis on America's Next Top Modelbefore Gaga decided to give herself over to the butchers — the world didn't care a whole lot.

On the Time list, Gaga is followed by a slew of bad outfits worn by Heidi Klum, Britney Spears, Rihanna, Prince, and ... Charo. What Time probably meant wasn't fashion statements, but fashion disasters.

Top 10 Fashion Statements [Time]