Sunday, May 1, 2011


When it comes to being one of the world's most prominent fashion icons, Dita Von Teese takes a different route with her style. Known as the undisputed International Queen of Burlesque, Von Teese is a retro pin-up girl brought to life. Constantly looking flawless and fabulous, she has traveled the world as a burlesque diva. She has topped numerous best dressed lists and walked the catwalk for fashion bigwigs such as John Paul Gaultier.

With the air of a Hollywood star from a bygone age, all lustrous retro waves, black-winged eyes and pillarbox red lips - the 38 year old burlesque star is arguably the face -- and body -- of burlesque's modern day reinvention, but making the transition from pin-up poster girl to ultimate showgirl was by no means easy. She has almost 20 years of performing under her garter belt today.

Dita's fascination with the pin-up era is well documented. Not only has she based her look on idols such as Gypsy Rose Lee, who she describes as "the greatest burlesque star that ever lived", she credits her career today on her hobby for collecting vintage pin-up magazines and lingerie.Here's an interview with Dita - all about burlesque, fashion and retro style.

Here's a sneek peek of one of Dita's amazing performances. She must be the only woman who manages to make stripping look, well, classy.What's not to love...


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