Striptease star and corset collector Dita Von Teese visited New York on Tuesday night to unveil Cointreau Travel Essentials, her portable cocktail kit for women on the go.
Swizzle-stick thin and flanked by New York downtown comedy king Murray Hill, she talked to Metro about why the new burlesque attracts so many female fans.
“I think it’s because they like to see an alternative kind of beauty. I’m not tan, I’m not blonde, I don’t look right in a bikini.”
With so many women embracing burlesque, does she see the corset making a comeback?
“I think what’s great is we have the option. We can wear whatever we want, and we can be whoever we want, and if we want to wear a corset, we can wear it our way. There are lots of ways to bring the corset into your life without suffering.”