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Dita Von Teese + Von Follies lingerie + prices begin at $17_Dita Von Teese Von Follies Lingerie, BURLESQUE queen Dita Von Teese has rejected at least 12 aspiring lingerie models for being too skinny. Von Teese spoke out yesterday after two days of auditioning models for Saturday night’s Target Von Follies on Docklands’ Central Pier runway.
“Of course I want to show all different types and more voluptuous girls,” she said.
“The times where we said no to models were mostly when they were too skinny.
“We gave a lot of models the axe for being too skinny – we probably turned away a dozen.”
Von Teese said use of super-slim models set a bad example.
She said: “It’s important to me we show curvaceous women and fuller-figured girls … lingerie looks terrific on girls with shape.”
Designer Gwendolynne Burkin also has lamented being offered models too thin for her clothing.
“How on Earth am I supposed to sell to my real clients when agencies and show organisers cast models who are too skinny?” the local designer posted on Facebook yesterday.
“Please know I do not cast these skinny girls.”
Burkin said of the skinny look: “It’s nuts and so obvious they are underweight, but it keeps happening.