14/08/2014 16:43 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 10:12 BST

Dita Von Teese Does Tailored Black For New York Shoot (No, She Doesn't Care It's Summer)

Now that summer is on its way, most of us are reaching for our favourite pair of sandals and shopping for anything in a floral print or a candy pink colour. Playsuits? Why not! Anything but opaque tights.

Is Dita Von Teese embracing summer style too? Er, no. Turns out a tailored black dress coat is her May wardrobe essential. And yes, this coat is also a cape. Clever or what?


The model was spotted wearing her all-black outfit in New York City on Thursday and weather appropriate or not, she looked incredible.

She paired her belted coat dress with a few summer-friendly accessories - tortoiseshell cat-eye sunglasses, suede wedges and a metallic clutch bag. Oh, and this look wouldn't have been complete without Dita's signature scarlet lipstick and matching glossy red nails.

Just in case we needed any more proof that it's totally acceptable to wear top-to-toe black at any time of year, Dita wore this stunning Zac Posen gown to the Delete Blood Cancer Gala in New York on Wednesday.

2014 Delete Blood Cancer Gala

What does a girl need to go with a slinky off-the-shoulder design such as this? A pair of Christian Louboutin heels, a Smythson envelope clutch and a sparkly diamond necklace from Van Cleef & Arpels of course.

Brilliantly glossy black curls also help too.

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