December 4, 2015

Temptress Von Teese strips out the explicit

[…] Von Teese is equally lauded for being a fashion muse, inspiring designers such as Jean Paul Gaultier, Marc Jacobs, Christian Louboutin and Vivienne Westwood, and for her raven tresses, lily-white skin and hourglass curves. A longtime collector of vintage finery, she favors figure-accentuating mid-century dresses, most often worn with jaunty hats, impeccable ruby lips and half-moon manicures. Von Teese regularly jaunts to San Francisco from her Hollywood home, including a recent visit that included a performance for La Maison Cointreau, a private pop-up cocktail club in SoMa inspired by the Belle Epoque and sponsored by the liqueur company. Earlier this year, she surprised dinner patrons of the de Young’s Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition with one of her most memorable numbers, a rootin’-tootin’ Western-theme ride on a pink mechanical bull adorned with horns crystallized to match her dazzling duds. Smuggler’s Cove, 650 Gough St. “I love the decor, and the bartenders are always quick to create an exotic cocktail for me served in some kind of crazy mug that I take home to my vintage bar.” On The Town