Mika meets Dita Von Teese: ‘I’ve had to work hard to stay like this’
The flamboyant singer and the burlesque performer share their thoughts on fetishism, sexuality and pop as the ultimate masquerade
by Paul Lester
The Guardian, Thursday 11 October 2012
|When Dita met Mika … don’t they make the perfect couple? Photographs: Suki Dhanda for the Guardian/Photomontage: Guardian Imaging|
They’re the perfect couple: the internationally famous pop star and the globally notorious burlesque bombshell. Both do flamboyant, but in their own ways. Following a photo shoot at Guardian HQ, Mika is wearing a blue pin-striped suit, sans jacket, with a yellow knitted tie, while Dita Von Teese is, as befits the former Mrs Marilyn Manson, dressed head to toe in black satin and crepe, some of it courtesy of Messrs Galliano and Vuitton, some of it from her wardrobe.