Dita Von Teese, Halloween 2012

17th Annual NYRP ‘Hulaween’ Benefit Gala
Waldorf Astoria Hotel, NYC
October 31, 2012

Photos: zimbio, justjared, backseatcuddler

“Dita Von Teese looks incredible even as a woman playing a man in drag. She hit the New York Restoration Project‘s (NYRP) Halloween Benefit Gala dressed in a top hat and tails: Victoria Grant/Count Victor Grazinski from the 1982 film Victor Victoria. Perfect for the evening’s French theme, plus I just love the contradiction of Von Teese, so über-feminine fabulous, dressed in a gender-bending costume.”

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One of Dita Von Teese’s Early Costumes

PVC Corset with bustle, bra and thong
Custom designed by Versatile Fashions for Dita Von Teese

This was worn by Dita Von Teese at a Suzanne Bartsch 4th of July event at the Mandrian Hotel, 1998.

Bought from Jena Von Teese in January 2010 and recently resold to me. The photos are from the listing, though I’ve scanned the photograph and certificate.

Dita hits London in Dolce & Gabbana for Cointreau Privé launch

Dita Von Teese hits London in Dolce & Gabbana for Cointreau Privé launch
By Gemma Cartwright
2 December 2011

Burlesque star and style icon Dita Von Teese visited London this week to launch Cointreau Privé, a lavish pop-up bar at 215 Piccadilly (in what was the Pigalle Club). Dita is global ambassador for Cointreau and along with performing her ‘Be Cointreauversial’ show in a giant cocktail glass at the celeb-studded bar opening, last night she hosted a cocktail-making class which the Catwalk Queen team were lucky enough to attend.

Dita – looking as polished as ever in a Dolce & Gabbana lace dress with seamed stockings and Christian Louboutin shoes – claimed she never drinks alone, so with her guidance (and a bit of help from a master mixologist) we whipped up the bar’s signature cocktail, Cointreau Citrus and Spice, and joined her in a toast!

Cointreau Privé itself is modelled after Dita’s own home, with boudoir decor reminiscent of her signature style, and the amazing corseted costume she wore for her performance is now on display at the venue. Check out the bling!

The Cointreau Privé is guestlist only, but you can book a place and see Dita’s world for yourself by visiting Cointreauprive.co.uk . The pop-up bar is open until December 17th.

And here’s a pic of a very excited CQ ed-in-chief Gemma with the lady herself…that’s another thing on the bucket list ticked off!