Céline Dion is having something of a style renaissance in 2017. At the tender young age of 49, the singer attended her first ever Met Gala and has been taking some major style risks as of late, like with her iceberg-shaped sleeves at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards. But Dion may have just made her boldest fashion move yet by taking it all off for Vogue.
In the provocative photo posted on Vogue‘s Instagram account, the My Heart Will Go On singer dared to bare for her new magazine shoot shot by Sophia Li. As the mag’s caption revealed, it was a freeing break for Dion, who has been rocking haute couture onstage for her Las Vegas show for the last five years, including Armani Privé, Schiaparelli, Versace, and Giambattista Valli, to name a few.
Apparently, Dion regularly undergoes three fittings to get the performance looks just right, and her costumes are often fitted with Velcro panels and elasticized chiffon to give her freedom to change quickly and move about onstage. “The clothes follow me, I do not follow the clothes,” Dion quipped.
And she’s not joking about the clothing following her. She has a massive closet of SHOES, all of which are ordered one size too small and fitted with metal shanks to ensure durability — after all, when she’s performing, she can’t have her footwear loosening or breaking. “We have to make haute couture industrial,” Dion said.
With her show outfits created to be so utilitarian, it’s no wonder the Canadian chanteuse just wants to have fun with fashion when she’s not performing.
Aside from stripping bare for her photoshoot, she also got cheeky on a Paris balcony for a fitting at Schiaparelli, asking the publication, “Is the dress pulled down in the back? They might see my butt, but I don’t think they mind.”
In fact, Katy Perry, who spied Dion in the midst of her photo shoot, certainly didn’t! The “Witness” singer posted an Instagram story with the caption: “Caught @celinedion living her best life in Paris!”
You are a GODDESS, Celine, and we don’t deserve you.
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(h/t US Weekly; photo via Jesse Grant/Getty)