10 Times People Made Clothes Out of Food (Slideshow)

Why eat it when you can wear it? (Asked no one, ever)

Bread Soles

Why nobody is calling these loafers is beyond us. They’re slippers, carved out of loaves of bread. And they’re brilliant. They’re actually available in five varieties (including pumpernickel), and are frequently sold out, but you can try your luck buying a pair on the website of the manufacturer, DADADA Studios

Beef Jerky Chanel Bag

Artist and designer Nancy Wu made this purse entirely out of hand-sewn pieces of beef jerky. Durable and delicious!

Lady Gaga’s Meat Dress

One of the most infamous dresses in history was the one worn by Lady Gaga to the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards. It was designed by Franc Fernandez and styled by Nicola Formichetti, and Gaga wore the outfit (a dress, hat, boots, and purse made entirely of raw flank steak) to accept her Video of the Year trophy for "Bad Romance," and later to press conferences and a visit to the Ellen DeGeneres Show. Afterward, the dress was preserved (it was basically made into jerky) and has since been archived after a visit to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 

Cream Puff Dress

It took two months and 1,500 cream puffs, but Ukranian pastry chef Valentyn Shtefano made a 20-pound dress entirely out of cream puffs, for his wife.

Cupcake Gown

One would need legs much longer than this lady’s in order to actually wear this gown (seriously, are they just hanging there?), and you’d need to make sure that no dogs would be crossing your path, but this gown made entirely out of cupcakes is very cool. 


Oh, PETA. On a quest to get people to stop eating meat they took to dressing people up in clothing made entirely out of vegetables like cabbage, with the tagline "Let vegetarianism grow on you." Who knew that Cloris Leachman could look so good in a dress made entirely from cabbage?

Ted Sabarese

Artist Ted Sabarese’s creations are beautiful, well-designed, and in several cases downright hilarious. In a series of photos, Sabarese dresses models in everything from cooked pasta to challah to a pair of pants made entirely out of waffles. You’ve gotta see it to believe it. 

Bacon Bra

In 2008 Nicky Stein-Grohs threw a bring-your-own-bacon party, and over the course of the evening she was challenged to attempt to make a bra entirely out of bacon. The challenge was accepted, and the bacon bra was born. "It was kind of greasy but if you love bacon you aren’t afraid of a little bacon grease," she told BaconToday.com


A "Fashion Food" exhibit opened in 2011 in Berlin, and it featured dresses, tops, and skirts made of seaweed, caul fat, chocolate, and, yes, octopus. Ostensibly a statement on how much food is wasted annually, all the food used in the exhibit was cooked and served to diners. 

Sung Yeonju

Artist Sung Yeonju created several non-wearable dresses made entirely of clothes, and they’re stunningly gorgeous. Who knew tomatoes, banana peels, eggplant, bread, and shrimp could be transformed into something so uniquely cool?