Dita Von Teese in brown, knotted Gaultier couture in Berlin: busted or beautiful?

Here are some new photos of Dita Von Teese at the Duftstars Awards in Berlin over the weekend. As always, don’t ask because I don’t know. “Duftstars” sounds like a made-up comedic name for an awards show on The Simpsons. Anyway, Dita attended the event with Jean Paul Gaultier, and of course, Gaultier dressed Dita in one of his Haute Couture gowns. Thoughts on the gown? I’m oddly fascinated by it. I don’t think many women could pull it off, and while it’s not my favorite thing on Dita, bitch knows how to work some couture. I would like to see this in silver, I think. Or purple! Also, I would be concerned about the stitching on those little drapey pieces attaching the skirt to the bodice thing. If the stitches are budget, one wrong move and the curtain comes down and you’re flashing your Duftstar on the red carpet.

As we discussed last week, it seems like Dita is completely done with her hot French boyfriend, Louis-Marie de Castelbajac. While she was in London, she was spotted out (and photographed) with Englishman Theo Hutchcraft, lead singer for The Hurts. Several people claimed that Dita was making out with Theo at Coachella, which seems to be confirmed by several tabloid reports as well. This week’s Star Magazine had an eyewitness at Coachella too – they said: “They looked completely into each other.” Dita and Theo were also seen together at the Marmont on April 17th. So… it’s on. I’m including a photo of Theo and Dita together in London, plus a month-old pic of Theo solo. He’s not as sexy and pretty as Louis-Marie, but… he’ll do, I guess. I need to hear his speaking voice and accent before I decide. I’m also including The Hurts’ “Wonderful Life” music video below – their sound is kind of fabulously dated, right? Like old-school Duran Duran.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Cherry says:

    That dress has a mesmerizing effect on Dita’s waist-hip ratio. It makes them look incredibly tiny. Or is she really that thin? At second glance, she could be. Am I mistaken or is her head hardly broader than her waist?

    • Seagulls says:

      Isn’t her waist bitty? I thought she corseted, bu I didn’t click on the pictures to see if there’s an “invisible” corset under the dress. Amazing.

      • Intercontinental says:

        The waist is deceivingly small ”cause she’s stood on a side angle with hip out defining the waist. Look on the left of the picture at hip length follow it down to knee level, right opposite the right hand you can make out the thigh bend in the leg. Other give aways, look for her belly button, it’s visable and angled to the right not in the centre of the body. Her bust is also not aligned with her shoulders. This tells you she’s turned the lower body and angled the torso whilst keeping the shoulders straight towards the camera. This is a regular red carpet pose but other times you wouldnt notice it because the dress hides the pose, you just think they are slimmer!! This dress reveals the secret!! LOL!!

    • Amy says:

      Dita is a tightlacer and she goes down to 18 or 19 inches in the waist with her corset. Even out of the corset, her waist probably maintains a super small circumference. At least long enough for an event like this. So, it’s definitely not an optical illusion!

    • gg says:

      You’re not seeing things. Dita’s waist really is extra small. She’s been doing body contour through binding her waist in those corsets for decades. I saw her on TV (the show was, I believe an old piece on “Taboo” on the learning channel) and on a website ages ago, talking about how grueling it was but that was her thing. So in other words, she’s molded her waist to be that small. That’s why the hip bulges out a bit. It’s just old-school Body modification.

      I see her navel has some trauma going on too. It looks like when my friend’s bellybutton piercing went bad/pulled through and had to heal up.

      • Intercontinental says:

        Tanks both, but think well have to agree to disagree! She is totally in proportion, waist and hips, in the gold dress head on (and other pics we have seen her in!) we wouldn’t class her as hour glass. We don’t think she spends enough time in corsets either for it to impact on her shape (think 17/1800′s type corsetted dresses from being worn from 16 years!) to get a 19′ish waist she’d have to have had a rib removed!

    • Maguita says:

      She does have a big head though. Not my favorite on her, I liked her better in the dresses when she was promoting that alcohol bottle (can’t remember the name).

      Could someone tell me if I’m seeing things, or does the new boyfriend remind a bit of that dirty boy Michael Pitt (from Boardwalk Empire fame)with thinner lips, though?

  2. Katren says:

    I know I will be the absolutely only one here but: I don’t think Dita’s great. I never see what she wears (or hardly ever) and think it looks good. I think this looks trashy and her hair is too dark.

    and the dress is hemmed badly

  3. Intercontinental says:

    Love the dress. Absolute no to gloves – totally wrong colour. She needs a change of hairstyle fed up of seeing that one! Face totally busted. Make up awful. Smile wouldn’t have gone amiss!?! Actually had anyone ever seen her smile?

    On reflection, with a different hairstyle and toned down make up and looking happier she could have looked a whole lot better!

    • gg says:

      She’s actually a redhead with freckles and has slightly buck teeth. I think that’s why she doesn’t smile much, but she does look more pleasant than VB. I think she conceals all this pretty well, until she opens her mouth to speak. And she probably knows that, so she doesn’t do it very often. Her voice and accent sounded like cheap Brooklynite. She was on ANTM once, talking to the models on style, which was the first time I’d ever heard her speak or seen her smile. And actually it was nice knowing she wasn’t just a plastic sex doll and could actually talk.

  4. lower-case deb says:

    like a high-risk dress! if someone step on that train/spill-over/extra length/whatever, the whole thing might come crashing down. or maybe not, but they sure seem telegraph it that way.

    i’d like it to be hemmed shorter, it’s awfully messy at the bottom.

    but then again, maybe not a lot would notice. so many other places to look at.

  5. marie says:

    like the dress, hate the gloves. but man her tiny waist in that makes her head look ginormous, maybe it’s just the way she’s standing?

  6. Marjalane says:

    Why is she looking like such a tater face in these pictures? She usually has great cheekbones. I think the dress is fug.

  7. Mara says:

    This is one ugly dress and she is to short for this dress but she is really pretty and very thin.

  8. X says:

    Stunning. Like the dress, love her.

  9. Snowflake says:

    yuck, hate that hairstyle!hate that fake looking black black color too

  10. Laura says:

    Never ‘got’ her appeal much myself, but then I can’t stand the whole vintage thing and think people should stop trying to copy a style of clothing that’s long since died…

  11. Anna says:

    I love the dress and the gloves, but I’m a little over her hair. Why does she always have to have it like that? There are so many super elegant hairstyles from the time periods she emulates, why not give them a go more often?

    About the Duftstars: translated from German, it mean Stars of Scent/Perfume. As far as I know, they’re giving out awards to the best scents out there. So this was likely an event to promote her perfume or receive an award for it.

  12. valleymiss says:

    Does anyone know who makes the gold halter dress/where to get it? That’s a great dress!

  13. anemoneblue says:

    this woman is flawless, elegant and just flawless…my girl crush

  14. Hanna says:

    Her belly button is beautiful… lol, why am i all over her bellybutton in these photos?

  15. BW says:

    You can see the stays through the holes in the dress. I can’t believe an haute couture garment would have visible scaffolding like that.

  16. muppet_barbershop says:

    I love this dress (with or without the gloves) completely. Conversely, I find Hutchcraft hideous, although at least he seems together and self-driven and un-Mansony and all that.

  17. nina says:

    Duftstars means literally scent/fragrance stars, and its some kind of perfume award show :)

  18. Hope says:

    The gloves kill it for me. If she had worn cream, blush, skin-toned, or even gold gloves I would love this look. Perhaps the shade of brown on the dress should have been darker? I would love gown completely if it were in one of those peachy-pastel pinks that Dita KILLS in. Then it would be a home run.

  19. kay says:

    I was so busy staring at her body I didn’t notice the gloves until the comments.
    I agree, they don’t really go with the dress.
    I don’t like her make up? or maybe it’s just these pictures in particular.
    but I love her dress.

  20. Eve says:

    Love this dress (minus those knots on the left that look like overgrown nipples).

    The gloves are hideous.

  21. stinky says:

    her former piece brought SO much sexy to the streets. that dude was fine.

  22. Mi says:

    I thin that dress on someone else would look so wrong but on Dita it looks kinda good and the colour suits her. I’m still undecided on the gloves, do I love them or do I love them with the dress.

  23. Kim says:

    Not a fan of the dress but she works it. She is not a pretty girl. Her facial features arent good. She has a long horse face & nose.

  24. claire says:

    I don’t get the interest in this woman. Was she known at all before she got with Marilyn Manson? And is it just me, or is her head looking crazily out of proportion with her body??

  25. Jeannified says:

    Love this look on her! What an original dress! Dita can pull it off for sure!

  26. LittleDeadGirl says:

    I’m meh on the dress but she can pull it off. She looks amazing as always. I’m not sold on her new boyfriend. He’s not attractive at all. I hope he is smart or funny or something.

  27. sup says:

    her body doesn’t look busted, her face looks a bit swollen perhaps from some procedure idk. that’s why i’d say busted but the dress is interesting and the gloves beautiful. i like just about anything the man creates i guess