Fashion Industry Broadcast is proud to present Masters of Fashion Vol 40, “Lingerie”. From the origins of basic undergarments to the Victorian corset, to the birth of the engineering feat of the underwire bra, to the modern day lingerie marvels of La Perla, Victoria’s Secret, Agent Provocateur, Calvin Klein, Bordelle, Coco De Mer, Zahia Dehar, Wonderbra, La Fille D’o, Mise en Cage, Nicole de Carle, Paul Saville and Von Follies by Dita Von Teese.
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Born as Heather Renee Sweet, 41 years ago in a small city called West Branch in Michigan, Dita Von Teese grew up the world of the Golden Age of Cinema, pin-up imagery, and vintage lingerie. Well-known for her burlesque performances, which she has been practicing since 1992, the designer and artist-led the full-blown revival of striptease in a yet unseen elegant and sophisticated way.
Her latest line “Von Follies” is the first to be sold within the American market, following the designs of her successful line of vintage-inspired bras, garter belts and lace panties that launched in Australian department store Myer in 2012. For the new collection, she had been observing the development of fetish gear and retro styles for years, trying to figure out which pieces were still missing on the market.
Watch Fashion Industry Broadcast’s 5 minute web-doco, featuring the Burlesque dancer’s life and style below!