27 FEBRUARY 2008

A front row regular at catwalk shows, burlesque beauty Dita Von Teese - in town for the Paris shows - was keen to sample the action both on and off the catwalk this week. On Tuesday night she joined rapper Kanye West and his fiancée - fashion designer Alexis Phifer - at a party hosted by Roberto Cavalli in the fashion capital.

The exclusive bash, held at famous cabaret nightspot Le Crazy Horse, was in honour of the Italian designer's latest venture. Earlier in the day he'd launched his new six-storey Just Cavalli boutique, complete with a chic, self-designed bar on the fourth floor.

And the multi-talented star will soon be putting his long-held passion for interior design to good use again. He's revealed that in addition to the new Paris bar he's planning nightclubs in Milan, Dubai, Miami and London.

"Everything will be Cavalli, from the furniture down to the ice holder and the dishes!" he says, adding that the venues will fuse "modern and Renaissance influences, the past and the future".

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Dita stepped out to the Italian designer's party in a dramatic purple gown Photo: © Getty Images
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As Kanye and his fashion designer fiancée join Roberto Cavalli at the party, the rapper captures the moment by taking a photo on his mobile phonePhoto: © Getty Images