Dita Von Teese for Target, Australia Runway Von Follies Lingerie (VIDEO):
“Heels and red lipstick,”
she tells you only half in jest, “will put the fear of God into people.”–Dita Von Teese
Via New York Times” …”Fetish queen, fashion avatar, America’s sultry doyenne
…At a cocktail party last month at Decades, the luxury vintage shop here on Melrose Avenue, she peeled the wraps from a capsule fashion line, her first. Conceived with Lime Door, an Australian brand-development company, the five-piece collection of curvy-yet-covered-up, retro-flavored items is lavishly detailed with silk or tulle linings and touches of grosgrain.
The line is the latest in a series of recent product introductions that include a fragrance, cosmetics, lingerie and hosiery
(seamed, of course) that are expected to cement her status as a purveyor of genteel kink. She is gambling that her fans, 80 percent of whom are women, she says, will take the bait.
Certainly, she has bewitched the fashion world, gathering admirers like Christian Louboutin, Marc Jacobs (whose front row she has graced) and Jean Paul Gaultier, on whose runway she once performed an exotically elegant strip tease.
Her fashion line, sold exclusively for now at Decades and on shopdecadesinc.com, and priced from about $600 to $1,000, has performed well, said Melissa Dishell, Ms. Von Teese’s manager and business partner. “But our version of ‘well’ is not the Kardashians’ version of ‘well.’ ” Ms. Dishell provided no figures….”–NY Times
Stripper Blaze Starr in a 1950’s Video Produced by Bettie Page (VIDEO):