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Dita Von Teese Talks Vegas Residency & Working With Taylor Swift

Dita Von Teese Talks Vegas Residency & Working With Taylor Swift

Dita Von Teese Talks Vegas Residency & Working With Taylor Swift
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The Queen of Burlesque is pulling out all the stops at the iconic Jubilee Theater this fall.

Grab your martinis — Dita Von Teese is ready to put on a show!

The legendary performer is gearing up for her own residency in Sin City that will leave audiences gagged at every turn.

DITA LAS VEGAS: A Jubilant Revue will infuse Teese's signature burlesque acts with old Hollywood glamour by including some of the original Jubilee costumes and sets.

"I used to love the Jubilee show. I came to it every time I came to Vegas. I feel bad for people that never got to see it, but you're going to see all of these beautiful Bob Mackie costumes back under the lights again. I really can't wait to create this all-new show," Teese tells Out.

Audiences can also expect Teese's iconic Martini Glass number to be a true highlight of the residency.

"It's going to be the biggest, sparkliest, cocktail party you've ever seen in your life. I'm going to put all of my glasses on stage... the ones that aren't in museums, [since] there's a few in museums. I'm going very big for this show. It's going to be unlike anything I've ever done before. I've been performing burlesque for a while and I'm glad that there's a huge resurgence of burlesque and that people are inspired."

One person in particular who's been inspired by Teese's career is the one and only Taylor Swift. The singer recently featured Teese in her music video for "Bejeweled," where the two performed burlesque side-by-side in adjacent martini glasses.

"She was so fun to work with. She knew everything about what I do and about burlesque. It was a real treat to work with her. She wanted to shine the spotlight on me and my work. That really meant a lot."

The longtime LGBTQ+ ally and advocate started her career performing gigs next to drag queens and many queer performers. As she's grown into mainstream success, Teese still includes a wide array of talent in her shows.

"People have known me for doing burlesque, but also for creating an inclusive and diverse cast. I remember meeting RuPaul in the 90s at drag clubs. I've always been a big supporter of drag and a drag queen at heart. That's really what inspired me to do all of this. Burlesque is what gave me confidence. I just love the idea of other people finding their power through glamour, the same way I did."

Tickets for DITA LAS VEGAS: A Jubilant Revue are available now. To see the full interview with Dita Von Teese, check out the video below.

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