Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Dita Von Teese and Wonderbra

I was recently at The Slipper Room this past weekend, and I do like it there a lot. This news was like 2 weeks ago on Adage.com but while Googling I found it and I like the last sentence! I wanted to share it.

Dita Von Teese Straps in for Wonderbra
Burlesque Diva Models 'Easy Off' Lingerie
Posted by Sherry Mazzocchi on 08.29.08

Lingerie and burlesque go together like feather boas and gloves. So it's no surprise that Hanesbrands Inc. would select neo-burlesque queen Dita Von Teese as a model for Wonderbra. The new line is even designed with performance in mind -- the bras have an "easy off" feature. Burlesque stars of the past flickered out after the start of the sexual revolution and the feminist movement. But the lost art has been reclaimed in the past decade. Artists like Von Teese, Dirty Martini, The World Famous *Bob* and Tigger were at the forefront of the new wave of burlesque. New York venues like The Slipper Room and The Zipper Factory feature burlesque acts nightly. No doubt they have been partly responsible for resurrecting the great performers of the past. Lili St. Cyr is the subject of a new biography. Gypsy Rose Lee is even back on Broadway. Who knows? Maybe Jo "Boobs" Weldon will be the next new (ahem) face for Victoria's Secret.

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