Lady Gaga accepts award from Cher on stage at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards | Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage Lady Gaga poses in the press room at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards | Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic Gaga later explained that she intended the dress to be a statement about contemporary discrimination against homosexuals in the military, saying that laws prevent “the military from enjoying “the greatest cut of meat my country has to offer.” Human rights are certainly important, but it’s doubtful that anyone would have connected them to clothing made of raw beef if not for Lady Gaga. Björk’s swan dress However, for many American viewers, that Oscar ceremony was the first time that they were ever exposed to Björk so the swan dress seemed strange, especially compared to what celebrities usually wear on red carpets. Although the dress was widely mocked in the American media, Björk had no regrets about wearing it. She would wear it again on the cover of her album Vespertine, which was released a few short months after the Oscar ceremony. Macy Gray’s album dress The dress was a straight-up advertisement for Gray’s upcoming album. In bold, block letters, the front of the dress read: My New Album Drops Sept. 18 2001. The opposite side of the dress said: Buy It! Love or hate the dress, it was a work of art with a clear meaning. Cher’s ‘If I Could Turn Back Time’ outfit What most people remember about the video is the outfit Cher wore; the singer donned a leather jacket and fishnets. While some were scandalized by the outfit, others found it delightfully campy.