Celine Dion Reveals Her Riskiest Look Yet During Paris Couture Fashion Week

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The incomparable Celine Dion has been making headlines recently for her daring fashion sense. Remember this gown with the most dramatic sleeves ever? Or her Met Gala debut in Versace, or her super blond locks, or her Vetements $885 Titanic hoodie?

But this week, Celine's in the news for wearing no clothes at all. She posed nude for a post on Vogue's Instagram as part of her Paris Couture Week diary for the fashion mag. Somehow she found time for the risky snap between attending shows for designers like Dior. "Here's a little naked fact to ponder while Celine Dion changes looks between shows,"Vogue's caption begins, and since this is Vogue, the photo is très tasteful.

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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Celine must be feeling sassy these days: last week, she went out in Paris without pants. Don't worry, her thigh boots were so high they practically were pants. She's really been loving tall boots lately, and this pair she wore for Vogue looks amazing.

If you've been wondering what it takes to get dressed for couture fashion shows if you are Celine Dion, you need to see this. Celine's stylist Law Roach's says this is a glimpse at his "work room" in Paris where Celine gets ready, and all we can say is wowza, that is a lot of shoe choices.

This stylish singer always hits a sartorial high note.

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