It would seem rather ironic that a lady who found fame in tantalizingly removing her clothing has turned her hand to the art of fashion design and covering up. Dita Von Teese, burlesque beauty and once wife to controversial figure Marilyn Manson, has just revealed her capsule collection of vintage dresses and a tulle-layered trench coat. Best known for her burlesque routines rather than her design talents, she is frequently titled the “Queen of Burlesque” in the media. Her career has included amazing high points such as her appearance at a benefit for the New York Academy of Art where she wore nothing but $5 million worth of diamonds.

Naming her collection Muse, as she has often found herself, Dita’s range will launch exclusively at David Jones in Australia from November this year. However, both fashion and Dita lovers need not fear as the company is currently in talks with retailers to expand into Europe and the US.

As her fans will already know, Dita launched a lingerie collection previously but has now decided that it is time to branch out into womenswear showcasing built in corsetry, Crepe de Chine lining and figure flattering silhouettes to define the female form. Each dress features a grosgrain ribbon to cinch the waist to create a slender feminine silhouette – sadly, we cannot guarantee this will pull you into Dita’s teeny tiny 16 inch measurement.

Dita said “Muse is designed to complement a multitude of body shapes, so every woman can celebrate her natural beauty and feel sexy in a gorgeous dress.”

Dita, well known for her fascination with the 1940’s and classic retro styles, has always looked fabulously stylish on both the red carpet and at burlesque events worldwide. It is thought that her collection will sell very well once launched due to the iconic status the siren has created for herself.

The graceful performer was classically trained as a ballet dancer from an early age and danced solo for a local ballet company. The movement she uses in her burlesque routines today show telltale elegance of the sophistication ballet taught her.

The pieces, which will be available from sizes 8-20 are expected to compliment and sit well amongst the Australian brands already in the David Jones portfolio.

“Offering a collection that caters to women of all sizes is very important to me” Dita finishes.

Feature image courtesy of Getty Images.

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