Photography by : Hayley Hruska
Banned in Barrie, detained in Detroit, Esther De Ville is Toronto’s Vintage Vixen of Burlesque. She has been performing and producing burlesque in Toronto for over 15 years. Her experience as an actor and costume designer gives her a total of 24 years in the entertainment industry.
Miss De Ville has appeared at The Toronto Burlesque Festival numerous times as well as The Boston Burlesque Expo, The Ottawa Burlesque Expo, and The Edmonton Burlesque Festival. In 2014 she won the Master Tassel Twirler for the Canadian Regional Burlypicks.
Esther started her love affair with fashion at a very young age. She found her start working as an assistant seamstress for film and television. She later attended George Brown College and studied fashion tech and design. Esther has been focused on designing and sewing custom costumes. House of De Ville is the culmination of over 25 years of sewing and drafting experience.