They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery - although Dita Von Teese's fashion connection to Madonna might go beyond their love of black crochet bags as Dita revealed in a recent interview.
Dita Von Teese is the latest one to have fallen for Miss Sicily's Latin charms.
Dita Von Teese is a style icon in her own right though anyone witnessing her with her latest arm candy, Dolce & Gabbana's Miss Sicily bag (THE Miss Sicily that guest starred in THAT Madonna campaign), one could easily think she was channeling this year's sultriest housewife. Even more so in the light of a recent interview with Australian newspaper the Sydney Morning Herald:
"I admire Madonna. She's very hands-on with what she does. She doesn't wait for for someone else to tell her what's in style; she gets into it. During her Evita phase, I noticed she started wearing 1940s moons painted the right way on her nails. Nobody knows that unless you've really done some research and noticed all those little details."
And then it gets a little odder as Dita establishes both her role model and herself as pyschos... "A normal person would not notice those things. Psychos like me notice those things and I think Madonna is one of those people". Albeit psychos in the name of fashion wihich, as we know, justifies any crime!
The original Sicilian love affair.
Photo credits: Dolce & Gabbana