Dita Von Teese is a self-styled fashion icon, topping best-dressed lists all over the world including Vanity Fair’s International Best Dressed List 2013. She served as the global ambassador for Cointreau from 2007-2013 and in 2010-2011, she was also the face of Perrier for an exclusive set of limited edition bottles and cans. An advocate in the fight against HIV and Aids, Dita was a MAC Viva Glam Spokesperson from 2006-2008.
She is an authentic glamuse with an insatiable curiosity in, and fascination for, retro glamour which she cleverly reinvents in her own distinct brands. Most notable is Dita Von Teese Lingerie which launched at Myer in Australia in November 2013. Thereafter Dita Von Teese Lingerie rapidly expanded into the US, the UK and Europe and is now stocked in the finest retailers in the world including Bloomingdales, Nordstroms, Dillards, Bare Necessities and Journelle in the US, Harrod’s and Selfridges in the UK and globally via online sites Glamuse.com and asos.com.
Dita is fully involved in the evolution of her collections and is a true collaborator. She is a fashion icon, a designer in her own right and possibly one of the world’s most commercially savvy celebrities fully invested in the elevation of her signature brands.
Without question Collette Dinnigan is Australia’s most acclaimed international fashion designer, in only 22 years, she has earned her reputation as Australia’s foremost and celebrated international designer and style icon. Collette was the first-ever Australian designer to be invited by the Chambre Syndicale de Haute Couture to be a member of the prêt-a-porter association.
Beginning her career in fashion working for the Costume Department of the Australian Broadcasting Commission in Sydney in 1990, she launched her Collette Dinnigan label, which quickly became international. Her glamourous ‘underwear as outerwear’ collection was immediately snapped up by boutiques and department stores in the US, the UK, Hong Kong, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
Worn by some of the most celebrated global style icons Kate Middleton, Angelina Jolie, Cate Blanchette, Halle Berry, Naomi Watts and Nicole Kidman, Collette was always a Red Carpet favourite. Collette saw an opportunity to take her unique design skills to a more mainstream market, teaming with Marks & Spencer and Target Australia, 2001 and 2007 respectively, to launch her phenomenally successful “Wild Hearts” lingerie collection.
Collette recently withdrew from the hullaballoo of the high fashion arena and now chooses to only work on projects close to her heart and those that exemplify her unique design talent.