I don’t know what you guys look like after you go to the gym, but I look like an absolute mess. I don’t even look all that attractive on the way in – I’m going to ruin anything cute I try to do or wear immediately, so why bother? Well, something tells me that, “Why bother?” is a question that burlesque legend Dita Von Teese has never asked herself. Dita’s look is predicated on the structured, tailored, ultra-feminine, never-a-hair-out-of-place look of the 1940s and 50s, and she sticks to it rigidly.
We know that these pictures were taken of Dita as she exited pilates class because of the familiar blue wall in the background – seriously, celebs love this particular studio – but if the photo agency hadn’t stipulated that Ms. Von Teese had just finished a class, I might have assumed that she was simply there to drop someone off. From her petite Chanel Flap Bag to her Parisienne ensemble to her meticulous hair and makeup, no one has ever looked less like they just got done sweating it out at pilates. (Although, to be perfectly frank, I’ve never seen any evidence that Dita sweats at all.) If she can make all that happen in a gym locker room, what else are the rest of us complaining about? The only indication that she’s been doing something practical, of course, are the ballet flats on her feet.