Ever since the fashion world took a collective gasp when Celine Dion stepped out in a Titanic Vetements hoodie in July of 2016, the singer’s sartorial status has soared. Seemingly out of nowhere the star became a fixture at the Paris Couture shows as she broke the stony-faced stereotype by snapping selfies with her front row neighbours, and enthusiastically cheering on the models like a proud mum on the sidelines of a football pitch.
Anything but a wallflower in the wardrobe department, Dion’s style transformation (with the help of stylist Law Roach) saw her wear an impressive array of headline-grabbing pieces from thigh-high snakeskin Balmain boots to a Ralph & Russo white cape and Roberto Cavalli floral flares.
Her latest obsession? The brightly coloured trouser suit. Yep, it seems Dion is giving Hilary Clinton a run for her money as pantsuit queen. Currently on her 22-date The Best So Far tour across Asia and Australasia, the My Heart Will Go On singer has debuted not one, not two, but three technicolor trouser suits.
Yesterday, in Bangkok, she took to Instagram to share her canary yellow double breasted Maison Rabih Kayrouz suit paired with embroidered Prada heels and a Chloe bracelet bag. While us normal folk might feel like Spongebob Squarepants in head-to-toe yellow, naturally, Dion pulls it off with aplomb.
Demonstrating that the versatile trouser suit can be worn for a practically any occasion, earlier this month Dion boarded a flight wearing a bright-fuchsia Sies Marjan suit and an array of matching pink accessories (not your normal airport aesthetic), and while on stage in Jakarta she wowed fans in a sparkling gold tuxedo.
While her standout suits may be a step too far for any dedicated minimalists, Dion's love of outlandish pieces and refreshing no-BS attitude is a good reminder that fashion should never be taken too seriously. And on that note, 'What would Celine do?' might just be our new mantra.