Dita von Teese for Bloomingdale\'s

If there is anyone who could define the word "sexy," that would definitely be Dita von Teese. The world’s most famous pin-up girl has partnered with upscale department store company Bloomingdale's, to release an exquisite collection of sexy lingerie that takes its inspiration from von Teese's trademark nineteen-forties and fifties style.

The porcelain-skinned forty-one year-old, who stated that she is proud to offer "beautiful lingerie that captures the spirit of retro glamour, while being accessible and functional for moments of everyday beauty and luxury," launched her lingerie line a few days ago, at the Bloomingdale's 59th Street shop in New York City. "Thanks to all who came to @Bloomingdales NYC tonight,” the burlesque beauty tweeted after the event. “Not only was it their biggest turnout ever, it was the most glamorous, thanks to you!"

The collection of boudoir-inspired intimates is composed of three miniature ranges. "Parisenne" is influenced by traditional French lingerie and includes detailed lace balconette-style brassieres, peplum briefs and garter belts. "Tulip" integrates animal print and black lace and ribbon details in a variety of different styled pieces. Meanwhile, the "Madame X" line is fabricated almost entirely of black, and incorporates criss-cross, cut-out straps into many of its designs.

The latter of the three mini collections, which also features the most expensive piece; a see-through underwire bodycon slip dress, takes its name from John Singer Sargent's most notorious painting – a 1884 controversial work that featured a French society woman seductively dressed in a black, body-hugging gown.