A Titanic moment: how Celine Dion became the fashion icon 2017 needs

Céline Dion attends the Giambattista Valli Haute couture autumn/winter 2017-2018 show, at haute couture Paris fashion week.

Céline Dion: Canadian, excessively enthusiastic, big warbling voice. This much we know. But are you aware that the voice of the 90s has latterly become the poster girl for avant-garde fashion label Vetements?

Riding high after her first appearance at the Met Gala this year, to which she wore a deconstructed Versace gown with a higher-than-thigh-high slit, this week Dion has been fraternising with Anna Wintour on the frows in Paris, given the Giambattista Valli’s haute couture show a standing ovation and been photographed naked for US Vogue’s Instagram account.

Balenciaga credentials … Céline Dion in Paris last June.
 Chic credentials … Céline Dion wearing Balenciaga in Paris last June. Photograph: Marc Piasecki/GC Images

Close watchers of Dion’s career would not be surprised to discover that she likes fashion. For the past five years, she has been almost exclusively wearing couture to perform in Las Vegas, by the likes of Armani Privé, Schiaparelli and Versace. But it wasn’t until last year that her more surprising, leftfield fashion credentials crystallised.


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