Dita Von Teese

Most glamorous icon

Dita Von Teese, most glamorous icon and international burlesque star, was the very first guest star in the history of the Parisian cabaret, when the Parisian institution decided to open its doors to exceptional women, for unique, exclusive performances.

Dita premiered on the illustrious Crazy Horse stage in October 2006.

The star paid tribute to Miss Candida, one of the first Crazy Horse dancers, in her unforgettably sensual and already legendary number “Le Bain”.

Fabled figure of the burlesque scene, Dita is internationally acclaimed for her unique and inimitable style.

Dita Von Teese, icône glamourissime, sur la scène du Crazy Horse Paris, accompagnée du créateur Christian Louboutin

Reference made to 1950s pin-ups

Originally aspiring to be a stylist for films, she reinvented and updated the burlesque movement, adding her own personal touch to the art of the tease.

Amongst others, she was inspired by the American show girl, born in 1911, Gypsy Lee Rose.

“Le Bain”, along with three other world-exclusive acts, created for the occasion under the artistic supervision of the Crazy Horse, was presented from the 23rd to the 25th of October 2006 on the acclaimed stage of the cabaret.

Another appearance in 2009

The 100% glamorous Dita Von Teese performed at the Crazy Horse in 2009.

The guest star interpreted a new version of her must-see “Le Bain” number, which was renamed “Le Bain Noir” and for which she recorded the song “A Guy Who Takes His Time”.

In addition, new numbers were added to the show. One of these, “Lazy”, saw the star stretching out on a red couch, in what can only be described as absolute paroxysm of glamour.

The costumes for the show were created by some of the most prestigious designers, such as Elie Saab, and the shoes by Christian Louboutin, famed shoemaker for the stars.

But the real sensation of this show was made by “Teese’ing”, an act inspired by “Teasing”, a number from the historical repertoire of the Crazy Horse.

“Teese’ing” was imagined by and for Dita herself. The Finale showed off “Etoiles de Paris”, the Etoiles, or Stars, being embodied by the magnificent Crazy Horse dancers themselves. The show was an instant success.

DID YOU KNOW THAT... ?

  • Crazy Horse Paris was founded by Alain Bernardin in 1951 and has been an illustrious cabaret ever since.

  • The cabaret is considered a national monument in France. It is a cultural phenomenon and part of the national heritage.

  • Le nom du cabaret parisien est en hommage au chef Sioux Crazy Horse.

  • 300 “Crazy Red” lipsticks are used each year by Crazy Horse Paris’ dancers.

  • Two Crazy Girls modelled for David Lynch’s “Fetish” photo series

  • Deux danseuses du Crazy Horse ont été les modèles pour David Lynch pour son projet « Fetish », en collaboration avec Christian Louboutin.

  • Inauguré le 21 septembre 2009, le show “Désirs” est signé Philippe Decouflé et Ali Mahdavi.

  • Chaque année, les danseuses du Crazy Horse utilisent 250 paires de bas, 500 litres de maquillage et 300 tubes de rouge « Crazy ».

  • All dancers are classically trained. It takes three to five month of hard work to transform a classical dancer into a Crazy Girl.

  • Celebrity shoe creator Christian Louboutin designed the red-soled shoes for many acts including “Teasing”, “Rougir de Désirs” and “Upside Down”.

  • At least six pairs of shoes are tailor made for each dancer.

  • Hilton McConnico a crée la première affiche du spectacle “Désirs” en 2009.

  • Christian Louboutin a dessiné les souliers d’une majorité de tableaux dont « Teasing », « Rougir de Désir » et « Upside Down ».

  • La voix féminine sur la bande son du numéro “Spoutnik” appartient à la danseuse Fiamma Rosa.

  • Chaque danseuse est baptisée d’un nom de scène lors de son entrée au Crazy Horse.

  • La 1ère Guest Star dans l’histoire du Crazy Horse est Dita Von Teese en octobre 2006.

  • Fifi Chachnil signe la tenue de la PDGère dans « Crisis ! What Crisis ? »

  • More than 30 dancers currently work with Crazy Horse Paris.

  • Internationally acclaimed corsetiere Poupie Cadolle, whose grandmother invented the bra, designed the corsets for « Red Shoes ».

  • Poupie Cadolle a crée les corsets de « Red Shoes ».