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Distributed: May 25, 2011

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New York, May 25, 2011 (Global Fashion Wire) - Swarovski is proud to once again be collaborating with Dita Von Teese, undoubtedly the world's most iconic Burlesque star, on her upcoming shows of "Burlesque: Strip Strip Hooray!" Von Teese is famous for bathing in a giant cocktail glass and Swarovski will be adding extra glitz and glamour to her most spectacular glass ever, the "Swarovski Martini," debuting at her live shows at the Roxy Theatre on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles on May 17th and 18th.

Von Teese will perform two shows a night including three of her spectacular burlesque shows: her makeup-inspired Powder Compact show, her opulent Opium Den show, and her brand new Swarovski Martini Glass show. The Swarovski glass features over 250,000 Swarovski crystals, making it her most spectacular burlesque prop ever.

"My martini glass act has been my most popular burlesque act for over a decade, and it's a seen a few reinventions over the years, but finally I've fulfilled my dream to create the ultimate, most decadent and dazzling martini glass ever! This beautiful art-deco style cocktail glass will be crystallized from top-to-bottom entirely in brilliant sparkling Swarovski crystal! I'm thrilled, delighted and excited to debut this sensational stage prop next week at my show in Los Angeles, and to bring it to many other major cities this year!" says Dita Von Teese.

Nadja Swarovski, VP International Communications and Creative Director at Swarovski adds, "Dita is a class act. Her use of Swarovski crystal in her shows acts as the perfect foil to her spectacular talent and showcases how the crystal can be used as a creative ingredient on stage."

Von Teese made her name on the burlesque and fetish scene in the 90s, becoming famous as the "girl in the glass" with her Martini Glass show. Since then, she has also created a Champagne Glass Coupe and a special "Be Cointreauversial" Glass for her role as the Global Brand Ambassador for Cointreau. Known all over the world for her elaborate props and ornate costumes covered in Swarovski crystal, Dita has always dreamed of having a Swarovski covered glass.

From the early days of Hollywood, Swarovski has worked hand in hand with costume and set designers, creating show-stopping jewels, costumes and sets that capture the spotlight. The company's reputation for the largest variety of the finest cut crystal is unchallenged on and off the silver screen, adorning classics including Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Dorothy's ruby slippers in The Wizard of Oz, Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's and more recently James Bond, The Young Victoria, NINE, Moulin Rouge, Burlesque and Black Swan.

Swarovski also takes centre stage on New York's Broadway and London's West End sponsoring costumes and set design on productions such as Sister Act, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Love Never Dies and the infamous ballet, The Nutcracker.

Musical legends such as Madonna, Beyonce, Britney Spears, Kylie Minogue, The Black Eyed Peas and Michael Jackson have all dazzled audiences in their spectacular Swarovski studded costumes.

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