Dita Von Teese parades the catwalk in black lace

Dita Von Teese parades the catwalk in black lace, as she employs tiny model after claiming to axe girls for 'being too skinny'

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16:24 GMT, 10 March 2012

One may become a little desensitised to seeing Dita Von Teese with her clothes off again.

But the burlesque dancer never fails to conjure up Fifties glamour with her immaculate appearance.

Marilyn Manson's former flame outshone her models as she took to the catwalk in Australia to parade in her undies to promote her Von Fillies lingerie collection at the Loreal Melbourne Fashion Festival.

Enchanting: Dita Von Teese modelled her Von Fillies lingerie range for the Loreal Melbourne Fashion Festival in Australia

Enchanting: Dita Von Teese modelled her Von Fillies lingerie range for the Loreal Melbourne Fashion Festival

Another day at the office: Dita opened and closed the parade

Another day at the office: Dita opened and closed the parade

Another day at the office: Dita opened and closed the parade as she tottered along in her Christian Louboutins

Dita showcased her petite frame and tiny waist in a black lace bra and matching knickers set.

Super trim: Dita said she axed girls for 'being too skinny'

Trim: Dita claimed to axe girls for being too thin

She buckled up for the runway ride in suspenders and stockings, while striding in a towering pair of Christian Louboutin skyscrapers.

The 39-year-old beauty rather
cheekily showed off her derriere as she turned at the end of the runway,
revealing the sheer material which did little to mask her backside.

The Michigan-born star, born Heather Sweet, told her Twitter followers exactly her intentions when designing the sensual underwear.

She wrote: 'I personally believe the way one looks exiting the room is as important as the entrance…, ' before adding a close-up snapshot of her pert bottom.

As Dita returned to the start of the runway, she captured attention from onlookers with her famous wiggle and a flirtatious peek over her shoulder.

Adding a splash of colour with blood red nail polish and lipstick, Dita proved to be quite the vixen with a simple expression as well as style.

However, the real life porcelain doll claimed
she refused to hire girls 'for being too skinny', but the selection of models
she chose could hardly be described as voluptuous.

Credit where it's due, there were one or two girls that would have been deemed too curvy for haute couture.

Yet one in particular, wearing polka dot stockings, lace gloves and a net hat, appeared to have a size zero waist.

Her ribs were clearly visible as she touched her temple to pose at the end of the catwalk.

Prior to the event, Dita told the Herald Sun in Oz: 'We gave a lot of models the axe for being too skinny – we probably turned away a dozen.

And breathe in: Dita's smile appeared to morph into a grimace as she pulled her stomach flat

And breathe in: Dita's smile appeared to morph into a grimace as she pulled her stomach flat

Queen of the catwalk: Dita was the leader of the back as her models followed in top hats

Queen of the catwalk: Dita was the leader of the back as her models followed in top hats

'It's important to me [that] we show curvaceous women and fuller-figured girls… Lingerie looks terrific on girls with shape.'

She also introduced a 'no spray tan' policy, hailing the au natural look instead.

Dita wrote on Twitter: 'Disaster
averted! Just issued out a 'no spray tan' alert to our models.
Apparently, spray tan is the usual prep for lingerie shows. Yikes!'

Dita Von Teese

Dita Von Teese

Bondage: One model slipped into leather gloves as she bit into a whip, while another hid beneath a veiled hat

Petite: Despite the sexy lingerie, the models on the runway failed to detract from their super slender waists

Dita Von Teese

Petite: Despite the sexy lingerie, the models on the runway failed to detract from their super slender waists