CREATIVE MUSE: Dita Von Teese and illustrator David Downton greeted each other warmly at the Alexis Mabille couture show on Monday. It turns out the two have worked together. “We did a sitting in London recently, and we did lots of illustrations of me wearing Stephen Jones hats,” she revealed. Downton, in town to sketch couture for, was effusive in his praise of the burlesque star. “We had such fun. If you’re not in love with Dita, check your pulse,” he said.

Von Teese said she would premiere a new version of her renowned martini glass act in Los Angeles next month. “My opening costume is a tuxedo made by Alexis Mabille, custom made and custom fit,” she added. There was other news: Von Teese was spotted holding hands with a dark-haired man identified as Padraic Bede O’Malley Murphy, who is rumored to be her new beau.

<p>Mareva Galanter</p>

Photo By: Stéphane Feugère

<p>Lilou Fogli</p>

Photo By: Stéphane Feugère

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