Thursday, 1 June 2017
#TBT: The Style Evolution of Celine Dion
Whoever said women should be seen and not heard obviously didn’t think twice before uttering something so foolish. This week’s throwback definitely dispels the antiquated notion as her voice precedes all else. With a vocal range on the cusp of all things angelic, Céline Dion’s mellifluous voice has resonated in the hearts and souls of many with her chart topping hit songs. But beyond the music, perfume empire, headlining Vegas residency and countless accolades, she’s always been a fashion enthusiast: Christian Louboutins counting among some of her favorite conquests. So, let’s take a peek at how the Canadian songbird’s style has transcended over the years!
Since crossing over to the American market, Céline always left an impression on the red carpet. From a black velvet sheath dress covered in dazzling embellishments to fun, slinky floral printed frocks, she wanted to wear looks that mirror her fun personality.
As the years progressed, her looks became more daring. Opting to show more skin, she slipped into sheer lace column dresses and body hugging bandage gowns, taking heed of the “sexy” trend that dominated the nineties.
Being a legend doesn’t come without a few notable fashion moments. Who could forget Céline’s elaborate Mirella and Steve Gentile gown she wore down the aisle at her wedding to manager, late Rene Angeli? Covered in over 2000 Austrian crystals and featuring a 20 foot train, she looked like a fairytail princess.
She went against the grain at the 1999 Oscars, an awards show known for its glamorous red carpet gowns, by sporting a white silk Dior pantsuit with a fedora. But in true Céline fashion, she shocked onlookers and the press by wearing jacket backward. Though many hated it, you have to admit, it was a look ahead of its time.
How cool is it from the back?
She took onlookers by surprise again when she chopped her darker locks for a cropped, curly platinum-blonde ‘do. Whatever the era, she played with trends all the time, while still throwing in lots of dazzle and skin
These days, she’s teamed up with celebrity and fashion stylist, Lawrence Roach, who has transcended Céline’s already superstar status into the world of fashion. She’s been slaying every red carpet in gorgeous gowns, either metallic, leather and showcasing her lengthy legs.
Even for everyday wear, Céline sports some pretty trendy looks. From a heart emblazoned on a Schiaparelli jacket to a sweatshirt paying homage to the blockbuster film Titanic for which she sang its main, award winning song “My Heart Will Go On”, her wares for daytime don’t miss a beat. Whether in separates…
…or cute A-line dresses in bold colors. So chic!
To an icon not only in the music world, but clearly in the world of fashion, our hearts will forever go on for this queen.
What do you think of this week’s pick?