Raw raw, ooh la la. Lady Gaga's VMAs meat dress to be preserved. Photo: Jon Kopaloff, WireImage

Don't break out the A.1. sauce just yet -- a different fate awaits Lady Gaga's infamous meat dress. According to its creator, Franc Fernandez, the flank-steak frock will be turned into jerky. Yes, jerky.

E! Online recently grilled the Argentinian designer for details about what will become of the edible ensemble Gaga wore to the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards.

"The dress will go through a process where it becomes a sort of 'jerky,' and it will be archived," Fernandez revealed to he celebrity news site.

He elaborated on the process to MTV. "The meat dries out, rather than rotting," he explained. "But it shouldn't be worn again."

According to MTV, almost 50 pounds of steak were used to create the killer look, which was assembled in a refrigerated environment and brought to the VMAs in a cooler.

Though the dress made international headlines, Fernandez says he has no plans to work with animal innards again anytime soon.

"There's not going to be meat dresses in the future," he tells MTV. "This was made for a specific purpose. It's what it is."

OK, but might you have anything in lettuce?

In related news, check out "Private Practice" star Kate Walsh's sushi dress.