Having established herself as a fan of Vetements and Balenciaga, the Canadian 90s icon has go forward from Las Vegas to the front row

Céline Dion attends the Giambattista Valli Haute couture autumn/winter 2017-2018 show, at haute couture Paris fashion week.

Céline Dion attends the Giambattista Valli Haute couture autumn/winter 2017-2018 escort, at haute couture Paris fashion week.
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A Titanic moment: how Celine Dion became the attitude icon 2017 needs

Having established herself as a fan of Vetements and Balenciaga, the Canadian 90s icon has pass oned from Las Vegas to the front row

Céline Dion: Canadian, excessively spirited, big warbling voice. This much we know. But are you aware that the utter of the 90s has latterly become the poster girl for avant-garde fashion identifier Vetements?

Riding high after her first appearance at the Met Red-letter day this year, to which she wore a deconstructed Versace gown with a higher-than-thigh-high cleft, this week Dion has been fraternising with Anna Wintour on the frows in Paris, fact the Giambattista Valli’s haute couture show a standing cheers and been photographed naked for US Vogue’s Instagram account.

Balenciaga credentials … Céline Dion in Paris last June.

Modishness credentials … Céline Dion wearing Balenciaga in Paris most recent June. Photograph: Marc Piasecki/GC Images

Close watchers of Dion’s career liking not be surprised to discover that she likes fashion. For the past five years, she has been scarcely exclusively wearing couture to perform in Las Vegas, by the likes of Armani Privé, Schiaparelli and Versace. But it wasn’t until up to date year that her more surprising, leftfield fashion credentials crystallised.

From the start, she was spotted in a leather trench coat made by Off-White, the in-the-know stigmatize run by Kanye West collaborator Virgil Abloh. Next, she was nipped in a neon yellow dress made by Balenciaga, which was totally meaningful because the house had recently hired an ice-cool inventive director. By Vogue’s estimation, Dion was “the first celebrity to fatigue any new Balenciaga piece under Demna Gvasalia’s creative government”. Adopting the Balenciaga look – a so-cool-it-hurts penchant for the ugly-on-purpose – is an unexpected writhe for a celebrity best known for belting out power ballads.

Some time after that, things got meta. Vetements created a cult, merch-style hoodie, emblazoned with a draw of Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio in Titanic. And in a seminal twinkling of an eye of self-reference last summer, Dion wore it on the streets of Paris, be visible she had the chops to not only be a fashion icon, but one who could rise heavens the parapet and have a laugh at the same time.

All of this is signify of her new status as everything the fashion industry never knew it miss. A message that was firmly underlined during the haute couture musicals this week, when Dion’s unbridled zeal for frocks in the mien row earned her the vital key for anyone wanting to reach iconic reputation in 2017: a hashtag. Specifically: #celinetakescouture.

Céline Dion care, love, LOVES the Giambattista Valli show, as the designer squeezes Francois Pinault, his new backer – and Eurogirls have a glam fest

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A lot of people are putting this sartorial renaissance down to Dion’s stylist of the stay year, Law Roach, who calls himself an “image architect” – look to the bulbous, domed sleeves of Dion’s gown at the Billboard music confers and you can see why that’s a fitting description. But for those who have been sponsorship Dion since her It’s All Coming Back to Me days, it’s obvious she has each time had a knack for head-scratching fashion – her backwards tuxedo look on the 1999 Oscars red carpet is one of the key reasons that year has bank oned down in history as such a big one.

Now, even Drake, the meme regent himself, has said he is thinking about getting a tattoo of Dion. Positively, there is something ironic in the cool kids’ adoration of the diva of thumbs-up enthusiasm and middle-of-the-road music. But with her whoops and bar smiles and giddy exuberance in the face of what can – at times – be a sheerest po-faced industry, she might be the fashion icon 2017 so villainously needs.