Céline Dion is quickly becoming the epitome of a fashion diva. We don’t mean diva in the conceited, upturned nose sort of way. Dion is simply one for those exclusive haute couture lines you only see on the runway. She is, essentially, extremely passionate about high fashion and has made it her mission to become one of its many celebrity faces. That’s what made her time at Paris’s Couture Fashion Week such fun to watch. Taking to social media as though she were the next millennial guru, the award-winning singer kicked off #CelineTakesCouture to help her fans follow the escapades of a devoted fashionista at one of fashion’s most decadent events. Through this series of Instagram photo shoots, Céline revealed to her fans how well versed she was in fashion as well as modeling some of the couture runway’s most wearable styles. Join us as we enjoy the best looks of fashion’s newest diva star.
NOT GAGA, NOT PERRY, BUT CÉLINE
Rocking a golden yellow canvas dress and signature Dior handbag, Céline emerged from her limo playfully trumpeting her unique persona.
FRENCH FLOWER GIRL
In her big photo shoot with Vogue, Dion seemed to take on the role of Eliza Doolittle from the iconic musical My Fair Lady.
When in Paris for Couture Fashion Week, you can get away with extravagantly gaudy attire. For Céline, over the top meant this whimsical bejeweled dress and sparkly lace-up boots.
ALL WHITE LAYERS
Dion put creamy white to good use in this multi-layered look designed for the streets of Paris. Even her accessories, a wide-brimmed hat and boxy bag, were the same soft shade.
A glam room dedicated to shoes and designer bags is on many a wish list. Céline is cool enough to have a portable collection to take with her when she travels. If only we could all live in such luxury.
In addition to her Parisian photo shoot, Céline did a few haute couture videos for Vogue to showcase new runway trends. Here, she’s all about the return of the corset and futuristic plastic wear.
Harnessing that powerful pop voice that made her an international star, this clip for Vogue featured full-on florals in a decadent French castle. Let’s just say what happens at Couture Fashion Week stays at Couture Fashion Week.
RIBBONS AND HATS
Taking the 90s in stride, Céline’s black ponytail ribbon and hipster hat evoke Carrie Bradshaw in all her Upper East Side glory.
With the peals of rock music playing in the background, this deep russet, velvet, and lace dress is a reminder that exoticism is still stylish. So are towering, Guillermo del Toro headpieces, apparently.
Though she never wore the wigs outdoors, inside Céline was totally going for a Marie Antoinette hairstyle feel. We wouldn’t advise power blue wigs this fall, but who knows. There’s always room for the unexpected.
CÉLINE DOES OVERALLS
For her final day at Couture Fashion Week, Dion tossed Victorian-inspired items aside for this hyper-contemporary industrial outfit. It’s so aggressive a change we’re not entirely sure the ensemble works, but we respect you for trying, Céline.
Céline Dion is the diva we all want to be. She’s sexy, stunningly chic, and doesn’t flaunt her style like a typical modern-day star. You may not have Vogue to supply you with elaborate costumes, but that’s no excuse not to assemble your own version of couture fashion. Review Céline’s videos below and get work on making yourself the next social media fashion diva.
— Julie Grossman