While Dita Von Teese was joined by her aristocrat boyfriend Louis Marie de Castelbajac, pop star Janet Jackson could be seen taking in the fashion extravaganza from the front row alongside her billionaire beau Wissam Al Mana.
Staged in the phenomenal Baroque surroundings of the Opera Comique, the show was set up as a progression of the tale of Mari Lani, an aspiring actress living in Paris during the late 1920s, who convinced Matisse, Cocteau and Chagall among other of-the-moment artists to paint her portrait, promising that the works would be featured in her upcoming film. Once her collection was complete, she sold it, took the cash and shipped out for the States. The film was, and always had been, pure fiction.
Also in attendance? Editor-in-Chief of Vogue France Carine Roitfeld and Rolling Stones rocker Ron Wood.
Meanwhile, Dita is going to be making an appearance on the iconic forensics series CSI come early January.
On the show, Dita, will be “tantalizing” and “tormenting” in her role as a classic L.A. film noir femme fatale. Executive producer Carol Mendelsohn tells Entertainment Weekly that the case “will get personal” for Szmanda’s Sanders.