She’s the modern-day “Pied Piper of glamour”; renowned for dazzling, Swarovski-encrusted performance costumes, sophisticated burlesque routines and performances in front of fashion’s elite (Marc Jacobs and Christian Louboutin to name a few), with an on-stage presence that’s larger than life. Dita Von Teese takes time out to chat about her new lingerie collection, modern day beauty and everyday glamour.
Glamour Girl, Femme Fatale, whatever you call her, it’s Teese’s flair for reinvention and a self-proclaimed obsession with Golden Age Hollywood that led to a change of identity and career filled with glitz, glamour and femininity.
We sat down with Dita to talk about her new lingerie collection, her love of Technicolour beauty and everything in between…
Congratulations on your new line for Myer, it looks beautiful. What’s the inspiration behind it?
I wanted to do something that has all the little details of retro glamour, but with modernized shapes and styles. I took a lot of influence from my archive of vintage lingerie, but also I have a big library of catalogues and pin up magazines and things like that from the 30s, 40s, 50s and even 60s. So I drew a lot of inspiration from that, and then I thought, how I take retro style and make it more accessible, wearable and functional in everyday life?