Grazia Daily: Dita Von Teese On Why Madonna Is Her Ultimate Style Icon
by Julia Fernandez
05 December 2012
Last week at the British Fashion Awards Dita Von Teese told Grazia Daily that she was inspired by Tilda Swinton’s androgynous look. This week to celebrate Dita’s Von Follies lingerie collection we had the chance to put our Fashion Quickfire questions to the burlesque beauty once again and discovered that her ultimate style icon is Madonna. Well when you think about that conical Jean Paul Gaultier bra it all makes sense! The star also dished on her fashion faux pas and wardrobe essentials… Continue…
Dita Von Teese Talks to ELLE
By Amy Lawrenson
Thursday, 03 May 2012
We caught up with the world’s most famous Burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese to talk beauty and her blonde roots at a private dinner to launch her debut fragrance.
Ms Von Teese had a busy day Tuesday. She started off at Liberty, the department store that is exclusively stocking her first fragrance Dita Von Teese Eau de Parfum to sign bottles for over 200 eagerly awaiting fans. Dressed in a Herve L.Leroux forest green gown, along with her signature red lips and raven hair styled into a classic 50s ‘do.
Dita Von Teese’s wedding gown is currently on loan to London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. The exhibition entitled The White Wedding Dress: Two Hundred Years of Wedding Fashions is premiering in Bendigo, Victoria, Australia.
Above, left: Shot taffeta wedding dress, Vivienne Westwood Couture. Velvet and shot taffeta tricorne hat with dyed mink pom-poms, Stephen Jones, London, 2005. Lent by and designed for Dita Von Teese.
Above, right: Nina Ricci lace peignoir, Paris, 2005 displayed with Dita Von Teese’s wedding corset which was custom made for her by Mr Pearl, Paris, 2005. The peignoir formed part of Von Teese’s trousseau. Lent by Dita Von Teese.
I’m a little perplexed by the Bendigo decision. For those unaware, Bendigo is a regional city 150km (93 miles) from Melbourne, with a population of 100,000. By the looks of it, the Bendigo Art Gallery is lovely, but I’m not trekking over 2 states to the middle of regional Victoria. It may as well be in Russia.
The exhibit will be touring: New Zealand, Singapore, Russia and London in spring 2014.
Read more about the exhibition at wwd.com and thehoopla.
Flaunt (USA) The Acceptance Issue
Photography: Sovereigns of the Pleasuredome by Ali Mahdavi
Written By: Matthew Bedard
Details & Extras: Flaunt’s latest issue is out now. It features 10 pages of Dita modelling Thierry Mugler haute couture, as well as an interview with both. There’s also content on milliner Stephen Jones and artist Robert Wilson. You can read the articles via Flaunt’s website.
Note: Dita has appeared in Flaunt at least twice before, which has made me realise that I’ve neglected to post either, even though I have both issues. A massive oversight which will be corrected! One is the iconic Scarlett Johansson & Dita shoot from 2006. The other is a Perou shoot from earlier.
Hats: An Anthology
by Stephen Jones & Oriole Cullen
foreword by John Galliano
Hats accompanies the V&A exhibition of the same name. As previously mentioned, it’s currently open to the public in Brisbane (Australia), it’s first destination since opening at London’s Victoria and Albert museum last year.
Copies are available through the Book Depository, including the special edition.
In-conversation with Stephen Jones and Oriole Cullen
I was lucky enough to attend today’s event at the Gallery of Modern Art. “Lucky” is an understatement. They were turning people away. The cinema where the talk was held was packed out, with it being broadcast into the next cinema as well. Apart from the general public and fashion enthusiasts, I think just about every milliner and creative arts student in the country were there as well! I almost didn’t make it into the main theatre.
They discussed Stephen’s career, the exhibition and millinery in general. Stephen is quite funny and made for an interesting speaker. The audience was dotted with an impressive array of hats, as you’d expect! Stephen and Oriole were very generous with their time and stopped to give autographs and meet and greet the audience. I was fortunate enough to have both sign my copy of Hats!
Major highlights include a black felt beret donned by Marlene Dietrich for the 1957 film Witness for the Prosecution, plus headwear worn by contemporary starlets Sarah Jessica Parker, Dita Von Teese and Kylie Minogue, as well as Rolling Stone Mick Jagger’s A Bigger Bang World Tour hat.
The free exhibition, which has had 9500 people through its doors since a soft launch on Saturday, was launched by Premier and Minister for the Arts Anna Bligh and high-profile curator Stephen Jones, one of the world’s greatest living milliners. [more]
Some excerpts from The Brisbane Times
In other Dita related news:
The V&A Stephen Jones millinery exhibition opened in Brisbane (Australia) this past Saturday (March 27th) at the Gallery of Modern Art. I posted about this before, after Dita.net posted about the exhibit coming to Brisbane.
If you live in Brisbane or are in the vicinity, the exhibition is open to the public until 27 June. GoMa has a fantastic program celebrating millinery in general, including lectures, workshops, cinémathèque screenings, and high teas! There are guided tours from 11.00am daily (excluding 2 April).
I was browsing the GoMa website this morning to finalize an itinerary for next week (high tea bookings are essential) when I read that Stephen Jones will actually be there tomorrow:
11.30am Thursday 1 April | Cinema A, GoMA
Join Stephen Jones and Oriole Cullen, Curator of Modern Textiles and Fashion at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, for insights into the exhibition.
I was so excited to read this! I didn’t expect Oriole Cullen or Stephen Jones to be attending the Brisbane exhibition. This obviously doesn’t apply to the vast majority of you, but I thought I’d post it for any other Australian Dita fans who might be interested!