It’s over 11 years later, but we’re still not quite over Lady Gaga’s (35) high-profile meat dress at the 2010 MTV VMAs. Neither does the singer herself; in British ‘Vogue’ she looks back on the iconic fashion moment and reveals how the dress was actually put together. No, those pieces of meat weren’t just glued to her bare skin…

“It’s not like they just draped meat over me.”

For those who don’t remember: Lady Gaga wore this controversial gem at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2010. The idea came not from her mastermind, but from her makeup artist Val Garland. “She and I had been working together for a long time and she talked about the time she went to a party in a sausage costume . I thought that was really funny so I said, ‘Well, that’s a great way to make sure everyone leaves you alone at a party,'” the singer told British Vogue . 

In the same interview, Lady Gaga also opens a book about how exactly that dress was designed. “There’s a corset underneath, but the corset was sewn to the flesh, so this is basically a piece of clothing,” she explains. “It’s not like they just draped flesh over me and crossed their fingers in hopes of blessing.”

The meat dress seems to make the news every year. Last year  , Gaga pulled the dress out of the closet for a video calling on Americans to vote in the election.