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Party-goers were ready for a night of proper debauchery when Dita Von Teese arrived at the W San Francisco for W Hotels’ global ‘Rock The Empire’ tour to launch W Beijing – Chang’an.

All Images by Drew Altizer Photography

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Dita Von Teese arrives on the Red Carpet at the Rock the Empire celebration

Nothing like a night of cocktails, burlesque and a giant birdcage to round out a Thursday night. Naturally, we expected nothing less when Dita Von Teese landed in San Francisco for W Hotel’s global Rock the Empire tour, which celebrated the launch of W Beijing Chang’an. For the evening-long March 19 celebration, a group of fabulous party-goers gathered at the W San Francisco for a night of proper, “lady-like” debauchery.

Dita Von Teese performs for a packed crowd at the W San Francisco

Dita Von Teese performs for a packed crowd at the W San Francisco

Guests arrived to a supercharged room packed with onlookers who couldn’t wait for Dita to fill the oversized birdcage, which was put in place to celebrate China’s love affair with bird keeping. Beijing-inspired cocktails and cuisine were introduced throughout the evening.

She has arrived:  the Queen of Burlesque knows how to make an entrance

She has arrived: the Queen of Burlesque knows how to make an entrance

Dita Von Teese performs at the W San Francisco

Dita Von Teese performs at the W San Francisco

Finally, the international queen of burlesque arrived in unforgettable fashion, draped in white feathers, poised to pack on the charm.  Von Teese beguiled the crowd in signature style, waving her feathers, batting her lashes, and putting on the moves that only she can do. After a couple of awe-inspiring numbers, Ms. Von Teese disappeared into the night, but the party didn’t stop there. Guests stayed on-board for cocktails, mixing and mingling to cap off a fabulous evening.

Dita Von Teese Performs at the W San Francisco

Dita Von Teese Performs at the W San Francisco

Dita Von Teese performs at the W San Francisco.

Dita Von Teese performs at the W San Francisco.