Sunday, November 5, 2017

Dita Von Teese: Preaching the Gospel of Vintage Fetish!

Dita Von Teese High On Heels

Dita Von Teese has never denied her fascination with fetish art. In fact, she has stated the following:*
"I love fetish for its power of transformation and also for its beauty.... John Willie, Bettie Page, Irving and Paula Klaw — these are my heroes."
"If you look around, you'll find fetish everywhere ... and they call it avant garde when it hits the runways."
"Fantasy, of course, is nearly always about what we cannot, or currently do not, have. The allure of denial is as provocative as any embrace — I learned this from the fetishists."
"At least the way I view them, burlesque and fetish are peas of a pod, two snaps of a garter, the committed disciplines of the art of the tease."
Dita Von Teese, Fetish and The Art of The Tease

I've been a fan of Dita for many years, and so it was a special thrill for me to see this particular posting on her Instagram account:
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Dita Von Teese, Instagram, Charles Guyette: Godfather of American Fetish Art

Along with this video was a message to me, which included this quote:
"I’ve often cited John Willie’s gals as my biggest fashion inspiration but I’ll have to start tipping my hat to Guyette as well...."

!!!!

I've seen Dita's shows, and I've collected her book and magazine covers. For fellow collectors, here are a few from my collection. Some of Dita's greatest hits:

Dita Von Teese, Fetish magazine, no. 12

Dita Von Teese, Reflections magazine, v. 17, n.1

Dita Von Teese, Kinky Contacts magazine, v. 17, n.1

Dita Von Teese, Fetish magazine, n.10

Dita Von Teese, Fetish 101

Dita Von Teese, Leg World, April 2003

Dita Von Teese, Taboo magazine, Oct. 1998

Dita Von Teese, Playboy magazine, Dec. 2002

Of course, there are so many more.

I am so grateful to Dita that I'm speechless.

Follow Dita on Instagram  + Twitter!
And catch her shows!

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Until next time!

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