Dita Von Teese and Sébastien Tellier: Porcelaine

For her debut self-titled album, Dita Von Teese has enlisted the sublime talents of Sébastien Tellier, who wrote and composed the entire record. Tellier says that the super-dreamy “Porcelaine” is about Von Teese’s skin: “too perfect to be real.” The track is synth-infused and sweet, with the two exchanging verses in French. Sounding a little like a throwback tune from the ’80s, it’s a pretty …

Behind the Scenes at Strip Strip Hooray

Mechanical bulls, confetti cannons and fog machines jazz up Dita Von Teese's traveling burlesque show

“They come dressed to the nines,” says Justin Moyer, production manager for Strip Strip Hooray. He’s referring to the pantheon of fans that flock to the performance, one of the preeminent shows in the neo-burlesque scene. Most come for Dita Von Teese—a pioneer of contemporary American burlesque and authority on elegance—although co-stars Murray Hill, Dirty Martini, Perle Noire, Selene Luna, Monsieur Romeo, Lada Nikolska and …