Dita Von Teese shimmied with high society in Vienna last week. The burly queen, who dazzled in a silver gown, was the guest of Austrian mogul Richard Lugner who brings a celebrity to the Opera Ball each year. Past guests have included Carmen Elektra, Sophia Loren and Andie MacDowel. Lugner said he invited von Teese because his daughter begged him to.
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