Céline Dion is enjoying her life as a fashion icon. Céline has always been known for having an incredible and unique sense of style, but lately she’s been truly killing it.
The New York Times dubbed her “a new fashion favorite” after her iconic Met Gala outfit. In the midst of her fashion moment, Céline has worn some of her most diverse and daring looks.
Céline has worked with a number of interesting stylists during this time, including Law Roach, Sydney Lopez, and Pepe Muñoz. The result is a wardrobe that lives where trending meets classic in all the best ways. In her outfits, you find the courage at the center of her new album and new tour.
Céline takes risks while people continue to discuss her bodily appearance, talk that she shuts down whenever she gets the chance. Céline sees all your opinions and couldn’t possibly care less as she enjoys the best days of her life.
Céline Dion is back in a big way. Her new tour and new album, both titled Courage, model the 51-year-old’s new life motto. She has built on her classic sense of style by taking major risks that pay off in a major way.
Céline has taken sartorial minimalism and brought her enormous presence to give it an equally enormous effect. The looks she serves are classic but far from boring — and also incorporate a lot of jaw-dropping elements.
The best thing about this era of Céline is that she seems so genuinely happy. She’s at a stage in her life where she’s truly living and appreciating every experience. No matter what anyone says, she’s living her best life.
One of her most iconic looks that arguably began her fashion revival is her look at the Met Gala earlier this year. In tune with the “camp” theme, Céline wore a clingy champagne-colored bodysuit that had just about every fabulous embellishment you can think of. It was inspired by an outfit Judy Garland wore in the 1941 film Ziegfeld Girl.
The best part of these grandiose looks that bring couture-levels of detail to the everyday is that Céline has worn them in the face of criticism. There have been many people discussing her body and wondering if the superstar is struggling with an eating disorder.
Céline addressed the rumors in a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight. “Is there anything wrong about my body?” she mused as she flexed her bicep. “I do ballet. I do a lot of stretching and I work out because it helps my mind, body and soul.”
While she recognizes that people often draw comparisons to her previous looks, Céline points out that what one looks like changes with age. “When you go back, when I was 12 years old, my face was rounder because you have more fat when you’re younger … But I’ve always been very thin,” she notes.
She doesn’t let the gossip upset her. In fact, she expects it. “If you don’t want to be criticized, you are in the wrong place,” she says bluntly. “I take the positive. I take what’s good for me. I leave behind what is not good for me.”
“I let my management take care of that, and if it hurts anyone, they will take care of that,” she continued. “And I need to focus on what’s right for me, how I feel and, last but not least, you can’t please everybody.”
Céline truly enjoys the attention and she enjoys her fashion icon status. “I always loved fashion — it’s not something new,” she told the Los Angeles Times. “But my team and I decided it’s OK to go to fashion shows, then it made such an impact that they wanted me to be in the front row. And that turned out to be a big deal.”
To her, it’s a great form of flattery and part of why she does what she does. “I love the spotlight — I love to be looked at,” she admitted. Later, she added a lesson she’s learned. “Life is too short. Can we just have a good time?”
Céline is bringing style with her as she embarks on her world tour. The Courage tour, which is already underway, is slated to continue until late next year. Céline has always been one to wear couture onstage, and this tour is no exception.
Céline kicked off the tour in a red-sequined, asymmetric racerback dress by Kuwaiti designer Yousef Al-Jasmi for the first night of the tour. She paired it with red stilettos and debuted a bob haircut, a departure from the lengthy locks she is known for.
Céline shows no sign of slowing down. People can say what they want about her style or her body. She’s going to do what makes her happy and what helps her enjoy this too-short life, and we can all learn something from it.