IN BRIEF – for Nov. 7, 2011

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Food Ware Fashion Expands Into Vegetables

MUMBAI/REUTERS Indian animal rights activists asked pop star Lady Gaga to pose in a lettuce dress and embrace vegetarianism during a recent visit to India to be part of the star-studded unveiling of the country s first Formula 1 race.

Lady Gaga, who famously wore a meat dress at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, performed at an invitation-only show in a five-star hotel in New Delhi after the race on Sunday.

In a letter to the singer s publicist, PETA India said it hoped she would honour India s reverence for animals by turning vegetarian for the duration of her visit and posing for photos in a lettuce gown to promote the importance of not eating meat.

If she agrees, we ll make her a dress entirely of lettuce and held together by pins and threads. It will be a full length gown, and we ll make sure it looks sexy, said Sachin Bangera of PETA India.

The dress would be constructed leaf by leaf on the singer s body, taking some five to six hours.

Someone will be on hand to spray the lettuce with water so that it doesn t wilt, Bangera added.

There s no word yet on when she will incorporate the remaining food groups into her wardrobe.



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