Here’s the rub: the pandemic has created a void where Céline Dion’s fresh-from-the-runway looks used to be. Before March, the multi-award winning singer never failed to deliver a steady dose of fabulous fashion courtesy of Oscar de la Renta’s colourful blooms, or head-to-toe Prada in neon pink. Because it’s theatrics or nothing for Dion.
So after several months out of the spotlight, imagine our glee at Dion’s decision to delight us with a glimpse of her polished (but not prim) Thanksgiving outfit. While the traditional American holiday wasn’t marked in the usual way, with hordes of loved ones crowded around a table loaded with turkey, pumpkin pie and wine, CD still made the most of it in a socially-distanced way. For a celebratory photo series in the grounds of her home, the French-Canadian singer dressed up in a black velvet dress with a white embellished collar and cuffs, which perfectly coordinated with her lace-up boots the finishing Gallic touch: a white beret.
“To all those celebrating in the United States (and around the world) I want to wish you all a safe and happy Thanksgiving,” Dion wrote in the caption. “Though we may be celebrating apart, we are all together in spirit. Sending you all of my love!”
“Céline doesn’t care what people say, because she’s dressing for herself and what makes her feel good,” her stylist, or rather “image architect”, Law Roach has previously told British Vogue of the superstar singer’s approach to dressing. “The by-product is that her confidence makes the entire world feel happy.” Hence it’s helping to pull us out of a mid-lockdown, fashion-deprived funk. “Every woman should get to the point where they don’t care what others think, or give a big ‘fuck you’ to whoever tells them they can’t wear certain things,” Roach added. “It’s as cliché as it sounds, but when a woman feels good there’s nothing more beautiful.” Preach.
This article was originally written on Vogue