Sunday 22 October 2017

Vogue shared a nude photo of Celine Dion - and she looks amazing

Celine Dion out and about in Paris, France, on June 21, 2017. (Photo by Mehdi Taamallah/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Celine Dion out and about in Paris, France, on June 21, 2017. (Photo by Mehdi Taamallah/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Canadian singer Celine Dion poses during the photocall before Christian Dior 2017 fall/winter Haute Couture collection show in Paris on July 3, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Patrick KOVARIKPATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/Getty Images
Celine Dion out and about in Paris, France, on June 21, 2017. (Photo by Mehdi Taamallah/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Amy Mulvaney

Amy Mulvaney

Celine Dion has done it again.

The My Heart Will Go On singer is currently touring Europe, and made time along the way to attend a number of Haute Couture shows in Paris this week with Vogue.

In a photo posted to the fashion bible's Instagram account, Dion (49) is a vision of beauty as she sits nude on a chair and barely conceals her modesty with a piece of fabric.

The post's lengthy caption details how the superstar performs a minimum of two hours per night, five or six nights per week, and "near exclusively" wears high-fashion brands for her shows.

Here's a little naked fact to ponder while Celine Dion changes looks between shows: for the past five years she has worn haute couture near exclusively for her own performances (in Las Vegas and on her current "mini-tour" of Europe). 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. And privately as well. Years ago, Celine bought a classic little black dress from the Christian Dior atelier when the house was overseen by John Galliano. It is simple, falling to mid calf, and narrow as can be with just a hint of stretch. It requires a minimum of jewelry, a statement bracelet or perhaps one of the major diamond rings she designed with her late husband Rene Angelil: two pear cuts set in a wide pave band, or two hearts of diamond and emerald abstractly interlocking, on a cushion of yet more diamonds. This LBD forces you to walk one foot in front of the other. This is a dress Celine knows well and clearly loves, the simplest evocation of the private luxury of couture and the total antithesis of the red carpet hoopla that attends the union of fashion and celebrity. It is also the dress she wore to Rene's funeral. #CelineTakesCouture Photo by @sophfei.

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The mother-of-three has become somewhat of a fashion icon of late, and has been sporting a decidedly more sophisticated look in recent months since employing the services of stylist Law Roach.

Last month, Dion outdid herself as she sashayed out of her Paris hotel in an all-pink ensemble. Wearing a baby pink shirt, pencil skirt and embellished jacket resting on her shoulders, Celine nailed the effortlessly romantic look.

The multi-award winning singer kicked off her 15-date European Tour in Denmark in June, and will return to her Las Vegas residency in November.

Celine Dion out and about in Paris, France, on June 21, 2017. (Photo by Mehdi Taamallah/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Celine Dion out and about in Paris, France, on June 21, 2017. (Photo by Mehdi Taamallah/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

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