A LOS 49 AÑOS

Celine Dion se desnuda en la red

Celine Dion
Celine Dion en una imagen de archivo / Gtres

A punto de cumplir los 50, Celine Dion se lo quita todo. La cantante ha posado como vino al mundo para la revista Vogue, en una edición especial que conmemora su 150 aniversario.

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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Completamente desnuda, sentada en una silla y con los brazos y las piernas estratégicamente colocados para insinuar pero no enseñar, la cantante demuestra que a sus 49 años tiene una figura espectacular. Las fotografías se hicieron durante una pausa en uno de los conciertos que Celine ha ofrecido en la Ciudad de la Luz con motivo de la semana de la Alta Costura. La vocalista ha querido mostrar cómo es el momento en que se cambia de ropa en los descansos de sus conciertos, una tarea que hace varias veces en cada uno.

Celine Dion is frustrated by fashion’s current revolving door policy, the relentless firings and hirings at the top (amen to that!). She is concerned that “the dream” of elegance is disappearing, for as much fun as she had in her beloved Vetements Titanic sweatshirt (and we have Law Roach for that brilliant post-ironic gesture!), she believe in the magic of hats, gloves and total looks, of a world in which Lisa Fonssagrives could step from the pages of Vogue and through the doors of today’s Ritz. Mostly she laments the red carpet hordes with the incessant questions about whose clothes and jewels one is wearing. “Mine” is her answer. Fashion is public for Celine; jewelry is personal. Sometimes, when she is at home in Las Vegas and missing her partner Rene, she slips on a caftan and all her jewels, and quietly retreats to her bath, sans children, sans fans, sans circus. #CelineTakesCouture Photo by @sophfei.

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La artista está ahora mismo inmersa en su gira europea tras finalizar su residencia en un conocido hotel de Las Vegas. Su estancia en París no solo le ha permitido disfrutar de los encantos de la ciudad sino también asistir a los numerosos desfiles de Alta Costura.

Su afición por la moda, y en especial por este tipo de confección, ha hecho que la artista siempre utilice diseños de Alta Costura en sus espectáculos, en especial de la firma Dior, de quien se ha declarado incondicional.

[Puedes leer: Céline Dion debuta como diseñadora]

A pesar de que su marido René Algelil falleció hace poco más de un año, la artista va recuperando poco a poco su rutina y su sonrisa. Para la canadiense, la muerte del que ha sido el auténtico amor de su vida supuso un duro golpe y ha preferido refugiarse en sus hijos y su carrera artística para superar la pérdida. Ahora, con esta sugerente imagen demuestra que su actitud ha cambiado para bien. ¡Gracias Celine!

 

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