Céline Dion took it all off for a Vogue magazine shoot.
The 49-year-old singer and high fashion junkie sat for a picture posted on the magazine’s Instagram sitting in a chair with her arms and legs folded in the right places as she clutched a white dress.
In the extended caption that accompanied the image, Vogue noted that for the past five years, she has worn haute couture almost exclusively on stage.
“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),” it begins.
“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.”
The rest of the details are mostly for fashion nerds, but Dion does explain:
“The clothes follow me; I do not follow the clothes.”