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Dita von Teese On Lingerie, Glamour, and Trying 'Normal'

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If you're going to go the garter route, Dita von Teese isn't a bad gal to trust—the burlesque superstar has decades of experience in (and out) of retro undergarments. Her self-titled lingerie line is available through Bloomingdale's as of this week, the first US retailer to stock the collection of vintage-inspired intimates. (If you're in New York you can meet her Thursday at the department store's 59th Street flagship.)

We sat down with the petite von Teese—born Heather Sweet—at New York's Bowery Hotel to chat about the line, and wound up learning about her vintage lingerie archive, that time she dressed "normal" (and felt ignored), and her morning smoothie ritual. After the jump, check out the interview along with images from the super sexy collection.

· Dita von Teese Lingerie [Bloomingdale's]
· Dita von Teese Appearance at Bloomingdale's [Racked NY]
· Behold: Dita Von Teese's 16-Inch Waist [Racked]