There just might have been more divas in the audience than in the cast at Dita Von Teese’s recent burlesque show, held at House of Blues in Dallas. Revelers channeled their best pin-up girls, embracing snug retro dresses, corsetry, seamed hosiery and feathered hats, not to mention ample tattoos, vixen makeup and cleavage. As for the men, it was all about white suits, black tuxes and fedoras.
Von Teese herself described the crowd as “superrefined. People are getting the look and feel right, whereas it used to be, ‘OK, so they have black hair or are a little Gothic or fetish-y,’” she said prior to her show. As for her stage outfits, one included a Texas-proud cowgirl look replete with a pink pavé crystal hat, vest, bra and chaps. But she soon, of course, stripped it all down to a glittering pink G-string and pasties.