Department store chain David Jones today (7 October) announced that it will be the exclusive Australian retailer of Dita Von Teese Muse, a limited edition dress collection designed by burlesque star Dita Von Teese.

The capsule collection features vintage-inspired dresses and a tulle-layered trench coat. Each dress features couture detailing and grosgrain ribbon that cinches the waist to create the feminine silhouette for which Von Teese is known.

The range also uses built-in corsetry, silk crepe de chine lining and a classic colour palette including black, red and rose.

"David Jones is thrilled to launch the highly anticipated Dita Von Teese Muse collection into the Australian market. The brand will compliment and sit well amongst our portfolio of leading international and Australian brands," said David Jones' general manager of womenswear, David Bush.

"Its feminine aesthetic and strong tailoring are reflective of Dita herself and it is this celebration of the female silhouette that we believe our customers will respond really well to and be excited by."

The range is co-owned by Lime Door brands, which says it is currently in negotiations with a number of retailers in the US and Europe to continue expanding the brand. It will be available in sizes 8-20.