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Famous for her imaginative stage shows featuring massive props like a huge mirrored martini glass and a carousel horse, modern-day burlesque star Dita von Teese first developed a fascination with 1940s style during childhood. A classically trained ballet dancer, Dita—who was born Heather Renee Sweet— frequently goes en pointe on stage. She worked in a lingerie shop and studied historic costuming during college and she’s even a trained costume designer, often designing and copywriting her own photoshoots. Whew!

Frequently appearing on best-dressed lists and often seen in the front row of fashion shows, Dita von Teese definitely has a look that’s all her own. This simple yet elegant pair of Yves Saint Laurent sunglasses goes perfectly with her pale complexion, jet black hair and red lipstick.

Buy these now: Yves Saint Laurent 6288/S, $ 180