Well, ok not exactly.
But Lady Gaga definitely channels Montreal artist Jana Sterbak, who made a huge splash when her piece Vanitas: Flesh Dress for an Albino Anorectic (1987) was first displayed at the National Gallery of Canada.
According to THIS excerpt, Sterbak’s installation, originally shown on a hanger for emphasis, was aiming to “emphasize the contrast between vanity and bodily decay.”
It’s quite interesting to think of that idea in relation to Lady Gaga, no?
Jana Sterbak’s meat dress. Image: uni-kly.ac.at