I would gather on the stairs to watch Dita try on dresses, too! Stunning!
L.A. Frock Stars, a six-episode series, is produced by NHNZ, Smithsonian Channel and BBC Worldwide, and will premiere on Smithsonian Channel on March 7 at 8 p.m.
— Dita Von Teese (@DitaVonTeese) February 14, 2013
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!’”
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.
Dita Von Teese Debuts Retro Capsule Collection at Decades
by Natalie Alcala
Friday, October 19, 2012
Dita Von Teese shops at Vintage Fashion Expo
Santa Monica, Calif.