Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Celine Dion Takes Couture

If there’s one person having a whale of a time at Couture Fashion Week, it’s Celine Dion. Yes, you heard us right. The Heart Will Go On singer has gone full throttle into the land of high fashion, and has sparked her own hashtag #celinetakescouture because of it.

While the street style stars pour over the perfect pictures for their Instagram feeds, Dion has been twirling about, draping herself over cars and pulling power stances for the cameras. Her fashion week frolics have not caused gasps of “quelle horreur”, but earnt her a front row seat next to Anna Wintour and Hamish Bowles.

For Celine Dion is actually a couture geek. She knows the weight of Versace’s beaded dresses and how Giambattista Valli’s chiffon straps actually sit on the shoulders because she has worn haute couture looks almost exclusively during her shows for the last five years.

Dion doesn’t just pluck her stage outfits straight from the runway, she instructs the ateliers to adapt them for the stage, US Vogue reports. Velcro panels are added to bodices to allow the singer’s ribcage to expand, and to facilitate quick outfit changes. Elastic is added chiffon to avoid the delicate fabric ripping, and her shoes are all refitted with metal shanks for support. Every minute detail is considered.

Of her couture obsession, she says: "The clothes follow me; I do not follow the clothes." May the Canadian singer continue to bring her zest for the craft to front rows to come.

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