Old fashioned car for old fashioned dancer
US: The burlesque dancer - Dita Von teese - who is famed for looking
like she just stepped out of Fifties Hollywood - arrived for an
appointment in Los Angeles on Wednesday in a dark green, classic
The curvy vehicle completed the 39-year-old's signature retro look.
Everything about the dancer and model harks back to a bygone age.
Her raven, wavy hair is reminiscent of the style popularised by movie
star Veronica Lake back in the Forties. Meanwhile her v-neck tight
jumper looks like something that Fifties sweater girl and actress Lana
Turner would have worn.
Dita also wore a pair of stone grey and black pedal pushers, again a
fashion trend that was popular sixty years ago.
The performer is apparently an expert on vintage cars, which she
Last year she gave an interview to Forbes.com showing off her
impressive knowledge. ‘The Packard is notoriously the kind of car that
gangsters drove: They were fast, they were slick, they were cool.’ She
also explained her love of old-fashioned things.
Dita said: ‘I like having old things around me because there's a
certain artfulness and craftsmanship that isn't possible now.
‘There was a time when everything was made with a certain aesthetic
for beauty and art, and there are a lot of modern things that that's not
important to the people designing them.’
Dita is rarely seen in public without being impeccably dressed and
made up, usually wearing matching red lipstick and nail polish.