Over the past few years, Celine Dion has transformed into a bona fide couture queen.
From rocking edgy Giambattista Valli frocks to sitting front row at Christian Dior, the 49-year-old songstress is currently ruling the celebrity fashion scene — and for the past week, Vogue has been documenting her every move during Couture Fashion Week in Paris.
If that’s not enough, between shows, Dion even stripped down to give fans a “naked fact” to ponder.
In an Instagram post from the Vogue account, Dion sits in a strategic cross-legged pose, with one of her high-end outfits on the floor beside her.
But it’s not all about gratuitous nudity — the arty Instagram shows a glimpse of just how much the singer knows about couture designs.
“For the past five years she has worn haute couture near exclusively for her own performances (in Las Vegas and on her current ‘mini-tour’ of Europe). She performs a minimum two hours a night, five or six nights a week, dancing and curtseying and generally gesticulating sans abandon, in handmade, hand-beaded delicacies designed solely to walk a catwalk or a carpet (and often with handlers),” the post explains. “For Celine’s orders, the houses send teams to Nevada for typically three fittings, before the garments are ultimately finished in her local, private atelier. Armani Prive, Schiaparelli, Giambattista Valli, Versace…only a partial list. Everyone, basically. In Vegas, Velcro panels are added to allow for her ribcage to expand or for a quick outfit change. Micro straps of elasticized chiffon prevent a slit from becoming a sloppy situation mid-squat. Shoes—always heels, never platforms—are ordered one size smaller (she is normally a 38) and refitted with metal shanks.”
“Says Celine, ‘We have to make haute couture industrial.’ And, more enigmatically: ‘The clothes follow me; I do not follow the clothes.'”
While she’s always been an influencer when it comes to style, she truly reached juggernaut status last year when she teamed up with “image architect” Law Roach, the mastermind behind other iconic celebrity styles for women like Zendaya and Ariana Grande.
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