When I ask Dita who exactly she thinks is the real deal these days, she mentions one of my personal favorites, the wildly nutty blue-haired Italian fashion editor Anna Piaggi, who is not above combining, say, a McDonald's apron, a Victorian fan, and a Trilby hat. "I like a really distinct sense of style," Von Teese explains. "People who are not doing it to please someone else. I can see right through that. I like people who are doing it for themselves."
Like the Olsens. Or Christiane Amanpour. Or a self-effacing stripper from West Branch, Michigan.