Fashion Mogul Dita Von Teese talks couture
Burlesque model Dita Von Teese spoke recently to the press in an exclusive interview as she launched her self-titled fragrance into UK drugstore Boots yesterday with the modern day 1950’s style pin up star talking nothing but fashion.
The style mogul attended the Philip Treacy show last night in a mid-length deep plum velvet gown that managed to look both retro and on trend with a peplum design, teamed with black Christian Louboutin stilettos and a beautiful netted fascinator, and looked plucked out of an old Hollywood picture.
Dita chatted to journalist Georgie Barratt about the Treacy SS13 show, the haute-couture designer who is renowned for designing hats for celebrities of all kinds from Kate Middleton to Lady Gaga, describing it as ‘pretty exciting’ because it included all of the Michael Jackson clothes on the models.
On attending fashion shows, Dita revealed that she only sees the shows from labels ”that have clothes in them that I actually like” and claims that she’s not a big fan of the press trying to ‘’shoot up her skirt’’ when she’s walking into an event. Alright, that’s fair enough….
She said: ”I don’t like the whole media circus around it, the whole shooting up your skirt thing, that uniquely British phenomenon. It doesn’t really work on me, my hemlines are pretty long and I always wear underwear! But I love seeing a great show that I feel inspired by. A lot of my favourite designers tend to look to the past a lot in their designs.” She added, “My favourite designers swing to the 1930s. I don’t really look for the new trends. I feel like I’m a grown woman who knows what she wants to wear.”
So what does she have to say on that staple winter piece we should run out and buy? Dita didn’t hesitate to say, ”A beautiful coat, a glamorous coat is something that you can’t go wrong with.”
Dita is famed for her gothic yet hugely chic style, so it doesn’t come as a shock that she dreads shopping for summer outfits. Studs and netting doesn’t really makes us think of Pimms and bbqs…
Article By Emma Sankey