Dita Von Teese explains her life-long love for erotic vintage lingerie

Teese the lingerie tease: Dita Von Teese explains her life-long love for erotic vintage lingerie
Apr 18, 2013

Dressing Dita in Dior

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I would gather on the stairs to watch Dita try on dresses, too! Stunning!

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InStyle: Dita Von Teese’s Advice for Shopping Vintage

InStyle: Dita Von Teese’s Advice for Shopping Vintage
b Kwala Mandel
January 16, 2013

No one wears vintage clothing quite like burlesque star Dita Von Teese, who has been collecting pieces for more than 25 years. “I started wearing vintage because I couldn’t even afford designer jeans,” Von Teese (in a blue velvet dress from the 1930s) told InStyle.com at Dior Beauty’s dinner celebrating Hollywood glamour. “I couldn’t keep up with my friends in high school so I bought vintage clothes that were cheaper.” So there’s no better person to ask for tips on how to shop for standout items! “Choose things that look modern,” Von Teese told InStyle.com. “Notice, in modern clothes, where the references are in vintage. Look for the parallels between [modern designers] like Vivienne Westwood and Jean Paul Gaultier and vintage clothing.” And that’s not all. “Also, go for things that are fairly simplistic and have a nice shape,” Von Teese said. ”I know I’m successful at shopping for vintage when people say, ‘Is that Galliano, Dior, Westwood, or Prada?’ And I say, ‘No, I bought it on eBay for $40!’”

Dita Von Teese and Cameron Silver on The New Ricki Lake Show

The New Ricki Lake Show: Dita Von Teese and Cameron Silver
Aired Tuesday, October 30

Before taping a vintage-themed episode, Ricki Lake headed to Hollywood to shop with “King of Vintage” Cameron Silver and burlesque icon Dita Von Teese at Decades.

Racked: Dita Von Teese Debuts Retro Capsule Collection at Decades

Dita Von Teese Debuts Retro Capsule Collection at Decades
by Natalie Alcala
Friday, October 19, 2012


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Dita Von Teese wearing Yma Sumac’s 50’s Suede Coat

“Dita Von Teese, visiting Yma Sumac’s storage, tries on a gorgeous suede 50’s coat. I gave it to her, she looked so amazing in it!”

- Yma Sumac: The Final Recordings, Facebook

Dita Von Teese at Santa Monica’s Vintage Fashion Expo in 2008

Dita Von Teese shops at Vintage Fashion Expo
Santa Monica, Calif.
October, 2008

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