Snapped between outfit changes at Paris Couture Fashion Week, the intimate, behind the scenes portrait is part of a larger Vogue Instagram series that reveals Dion's love affair with fashion.
"Here's a little naked fact to ponder while Céline 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)," the caption begins. This nude picture of the long-limbed 49-year-old captures true vulnerability — a moment of calm in the tempest of fittings and quick changes that create her image.
The amount of effort required to make her couture tour wardrobe is extraordinary. Houses like Schiaparelli and Versace repeatedly send teams to Vegas for fittings; the garments are then finalized in Dion's own private atelier — velcro is added to assist with quick changes and shoes are refitted with metal shanks for added structural support. To borrow a term used by Dion herself, the goal is to make "haute couture industrial."
All this experience wearing high fashion has made the singer a star attendee, too. Armed with serious paparazzi power poses and her very own hashtag (#celinetakescouture), the diva sat alongside the front row set with aplomb. As Couture Fall 2017 reaches its close, all eyes are on Dion. When it comes to watching a true connoisseur in her element, our hearts will go on forever.