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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

New Dita Von Teese Burlesque Performance Video: The Cointreau Teese

World renowned burlesque performer Dita Von Teese and Cointreau, the famous French orange liqueur, hosted a lavish debut party in New York for their first collaborative effort, the "Be Cointreauversial Show" at The Angel Orensanz Foundation at 172 Norfolk Street.

Over 500 guests turned out including Jason Lewis, Russell Simmons & Porschla Coleman, Nacho Figueras, Andrew Buckler, Adam Lippes, Liz Goldwyn, Hope Atherton, Tara Subkoff, Dylan Lauren, Catherine Malandrino, Nicole Miller, Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos, Kelly Killoren, Aimee Mullins, Simon Hammerstein, Jill Zarin, Countess Luann de Lesseps, Jazleen, RuPaul, Zaldy, Kai K├╝hne, Casey Spooner, Susanne Bartsch, Traver Rains, and Richie Rich.

Party revelers sipped Cointreaupolitans and Cointreau Margaritas before being treated to the highlight of the night, the reveal of the "Be Cointreauversial Show". Strutting on stage in her crystal-encrusted costume, designed by Catherine D’Lish (made of 350,000 Swarovski crystals and weighing approximately 75 pounds) she posed and pranced before plunging into a martini glass. She dazzled the crowd with a performance that proved to be a dizzying blend of grace, wit and pure femininity. The show ended in a brilliant blaze of violet light as Dita took a sip of the new cocktail, the Cointreau Teese and winked at the crowd. Waiters then made their way into the crowd with trays of the new violet colored cocktail.

The show was conceived by Dita as an evocation of the Cointreau world. Cointreau and its unique "French touch" has thrived for more than 160 years without changing anything, from the shape of its legendary bottle to its delicate and instantly recognizable orange flavor. It was only natural to join the iconic image of Cointreau to the world of Dita Von Teese and her carefully crafted character, a blend of retro and modernity mixed in with the ultimate feminine freedom of thought. She embodies the "Be Cointreauversial" attitude by combing the glamour of the Hollywood golden-age and the charisma and daring style of the modern New York woman. This makes Manhattan the ideal venue for the U.S. debut of the "Be Cointreauversial Show."

"With this performance, I wanted to express the sensual and delicious first sip of a Cointreau cocktail while sparkling with the essence of the Parisian history of the liqueur." said Dita Von Teese.

Violet essence and Cointreau are the heart and soul of the "Cointreau Teese" cocktail. The combination of Cointreau’s orange notes with aromatic violet and an added zing of ginger creates a cocktail that like Dita Von Teese, is stunning and delicious.

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