Author(s): Peter W. Czernich
"Vogue "magazine named her the queen of the burlesque revival, and "Vanity Fair" calls her a burlesque superheroine. She's integral to the underground fetish scene, yet she's front and center at every buzzed-about fashion show. Today's Bettie Page has transcended such cultural barriers with her astonishing grace, class, and artistry. This timeless vintage portfolio shows Dita von Teese when her rise to celebrity status was just a heartbeat away. Revealing a side to Dita that is well-known to the public, this book explores her fetish for corsets (she has more than 100 tailor-made ones) and her fetish for shoes ("I never leave home without my high heels on"), as well as other fetishes such as bondage and latex. The stunning front cover image of the 25th issue of "Marquis" magazine is included, featuring Dita painted from top to toe in silver. These stylish, sultry images are a fitting tribute to the early modeling days of a truly smart and sexy icon.