UPDATE: It’s Saturday morning and we can’t stop laughing. We were completely duped by what was now clearly BellaSugar’s April Fools prank. While we didn’t take Dita’s supposed words at face value — the woman would never wear crocs — we absolutely did believe that she was shifting to a more low-maintenance style. (To our credit, we did end the post with an appropriately disbelieving, “We’ll believe it when we see it.”) Well, according to Von Teese’s twitter, it was all a sham. Good one, BellaSugar! We should probably add this one to our April Fools’ Day round-up of fashion pranks.
Dita von Teese is as known for her burlesque stylings as she is for her pale, pale skin and vintage look — but not for much longer.
At a press conference after a performance in Las Vegas Wednesday night, von Teese told reporters:
“Sure, the pinup look is what made me famous, but do you know how much work it is to look like that? Consider all of the hair styling, manicures, lipstick, and other grooming I’ve been doing all these years. I’m tired. From here on out, I’ll be performing in fleece sweatpants, Crocs, and Chapstick.”
BellaSugar reports that von Teese has even gone so far as to donate her makeup collection to the Burlesque Hall of Fame.
She’s still holding on to her wardrobe, but you can kiss her pale skin goodbye. The porcelain skinned pinup told the press, “I also want to get a spray tan.”
We’ll believe it when we see it.