Vintage Dita by Peter W. Czernich (2008)

Vintage Dita by Peter W. Czernich (2008)
2008, Hardcover
Published by Edition Skylight

Vintage Dita is widely available, the Book Depository often has the best price.

“This book, a timeless vintage portfolio shows Dita Von Teese between 1996 and 2004, whose rise to celebrity status was just a heartbeat away. Today, Dita is a style icon and admired by countless women everywhere. She regularly models for the big fashion houses and has a permanent place at the Paris catwalks. It doesn’t matter whether it’s the Oscar Awards Ceremony or the Opera Ball, it’s not the same if Dita isn’t there.

This book reveals a side to Dita that is well known to the public, i.e. her fetish for corsets (she has more than 100 tailor-made ones), her fetish for shoes (‘I never leave home without my high heals on’), as well as other fetishes such as bondage and latex. For the front cover of the 25th issue of Marquis magazine, I was even allowed to paint her from top to toe in silver! Dita Von Teese has created a style of classic proportions, and she is certainly in a class of her own. People used to call her ‘today’s Bettie Page’ but the comparison is out of place, as Dita is better than Bettie ever was.”

- Peter W. Czernich

Marquis (Germany) Corset Sisters Print Ad

Marquis (Germany) Corset Sisters Print Advertisement
Photography: Peter W. Czernich

Details & Extras
A 3-page print ad for one of Dita’s Marquis videos, Corset Sisters. I don’t know which issue of Marquis this was published in, as I only have the pages. The film was released in 1997, though. Dita’s Marquis work is still available through the Marquis online store.

Kink in the Caribbean Collection (2003)

Kink in the Caribbean Collection (2003)
Designer: Fräulein Ehrhardt
Photography: Peter W. Czernich

Details & Extras
Kink in the Caribbean is a ‘fetish vacation’ held annually in Jamaica. Dita attended the event in 2002. Dita performed two burlesque shows and modeled for Marquis during the week long celebration.

The 1950’s beach collection, also titled Kink in the Caribbean, was designed by Fräulein Ehrhardt for Marquis. I don’t actually have the 2003 catalogue, so these are just some shots I’ve collected over the years. Shots 16-26 are enlarged scans from Marquis (Germany) #27 2002.

According to this page on designer Katja Ehrhardt, the 50’s collection “contrasted strongly with all then known types of latex clothing.”

There is a shoot available to members of which features more form the Kink in the Caribbean set, including outfits not shown here.

Marquis (Germany) #27 2002

Marquis (Germany) #27 2002
Photography: Peter W. Czernich with Fetish Goddess photography by Czernich, silvercanvas, Chas Ray Krider, Jim Weathers, Steve Diet Goedde, Christophe Mourthé, Danielle Emerick, Sean McCall

Details & Extras
Dita appears several times in this issue of Marquis; reader feedback regarding Corset Sisters, modelling for Marquis’ 2003 fetish fashion collection including the Kink in the Caribbean collection by Fräulein Ehrhardt, Fetish Goddess promotions, Dorian Cleavenger artwork inspired by Dita, snaps from a fetish event in the Caribbean and promotions for Dita merchandise!

I just bought a copy of the 2003 Marquis catalog from a fetish collector, so I’ll have more regarding the Fräulein Ehrhardt (of High Gloss Dolls) fetish fashion very soon… along with lots of other stuff!