Dita Von Teese Debuts Retro Capsule Collection at Decades
by Natalie Alcala
Friday, October 19, 2012
— Dita Von Teese (@DitaVonTeese) September 20, 2012
InStyle: Dita Von Teese’s Vintage-Inspired Collection: Available Now
August 27, 2012
Seductress Dita Von Teese is bringing a little sex appeal to vintage wear! The burlesque star teamed up with Los Angeles designer vintage shop Decades to create the Dita Von Teese Collection, a line of all-black designs (sizes 4 to 16) mined from her own vintage finds. The full-skirted trench ($899) is one of our favorites. “Throw it on with a scarf or a jeweled pin,” she told InStyle of the classic silhouette. “Or add just a garter belt underneath and use it as a tool of seduction!” Ooh la la! Click through the gallery below to see the rest of the pieces, and scoop up your own at shopdecadesinc.com—InStyle readers get 20% off! Just enter “InStyle” at checkout. Plus, see the collection featured on page 170 of our September issue, available on newsstands and for your tablet now.
“I’ve launched several brands recently, and I’ve had to make a lot of choices that weren’t always black & white. It is true that my dress collection is a little bit more expensive, and that is because I wanted the linings to be silk and I wanted all the details to be up to par with my vintage pieces with things like embroidered grosgrain waistbands, silk velvet and all the things that make a difference upon close inspection. Unfortunately, those details come with a higher cost to make, especially in this era of manufacturing. I would like to offer a more affordable line too, and perhaps I will, but this first one is a very limited edition collection based on my vintage wardrobe treasures. This line is for those that see the benefit of obtaining one forever piece rather than a bunch of clothes that go unworn. This is one of the lessons I have personally learned over the years, so I decided this would be my first approach. I also felt that in light of my perfume, makeup and lingerie collections being in the more accessible price range, that this was the right approach for this first clothing collection. Lastly, of course no matter what the price point is, someone is going to be unhappy with it. So thank you for understanding my choices. I would love nothing more than to wave a magic wand and offer you full blown haute couture for free. That would be a neat trick, no?”
— Dita Von Teese (@DitaVonTeese) August 11, 2012
|The tulle-lined trench coat, its fit-and-flare shape from the 1950s.|
It’s something of a paradox when a woman best known for taking off her clothes in public hopes to be famous for what she has on.
All the more so when that woman is Dita Von Teese, fetish queen, stripper and sultry fashion idol, and the inspiration to at least one generation of would-be calendar girls. Now she is about to capitalize on her notoriety by turning herself into a fashion brand.
This fall, Ms. Von Teese, 39, will peel the wrappings from a capsule fashion line, her first, conceived with Lime Door Brands, an Australian brand-development company. It is inspired by her own vintage wardrobe, amassed over 20 years. The five-piece collection will make its debut on Sept. 19, at Decades, the luxury vintage and consignment outpost in Los Angeles, and at shopdecadesinc.com.