For the first time in her 30-year-career, Celine Dion has stripped off and posed completely naked… and Vogue US had the honour of being there to capture it all.
The 49-year-old (yes, you read that right) singing sensation left very little to the imagination, as she posed on a chair with her arms folded and legs crossed.
The seven-time Grammy-award-winning star took a short break from her Las Vegas residency to attend Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week, and allowed the magazine to capture her “mid outfit change”.
To say she looks incredible would be an extreme understatement!
“Here’s a little naked fact to ponder while Celine Dion changes looks between shows,” Vogue captioned the image, which it shared on its Instagram page.
“For the past five years, she has worn haute couture near exclusively for her own performances,” Vogue added, before going into great detail about Celine’s sartorial choices and love of Couture over the years…
“She performs a minimum two hours a night, five or six nights a week, dancing and curtseying and generally gesticulating sans abandon, in handmade, hand-beaded delicacies designed solely to walk a catwalk or a carpet (and often with handlers).
“For Celine’s orders, the houses send teams to Nevada for typically three fittings, before the garments are ultimately finished in her local, private atelier. Armani Prive, Schiaparelli, Giambattista Valli, Versace…only a partial list. Everyone, basically.
“In Vegas, Velcro panels are added to allow for her ribcage to expand or for a quick outfit change. Micro straps of elasticized chiffon prevent a slit from becoming a sloppy situation mid-squat.
“Shoes—always heels, never platforms—are ordered one size smaller (she is normally a 38) and refitted with metal shanks.
“Says Celine, “We have to make haute couture industrial.” And, more enigmatically: “The clothes follow me; I do not follow the clothes.” Which is to say: the haute couture, with all its fragility and handcraft, has to perform professionally for Ms. Dion.
Check out Vogue’s official Instagram page to see more pictures of #CelineTakesCouture.
We promise you won’t be disappointed!